Wednesday, 8 April 2009

Match discussion: Bayern Munich

This evening at 8:45 pm bt,
Barcelona plays the first game of the Champions League quarter-finals against Bayern Munich.

Bayern squad list:
not announced

Barcelona squad list:
Valdés, Pinto, Alves, Puyol, Piqué, Márquez, Cáceres, Sylvinho, Xavi, Touré, Busquets, Keita, Gudjohsen, Iniesta, Messi, Eto'o, Bojan, Henry, Hleb

Read a match preview here
and an additional preview by British newspaper The Guardian here


From two hours before until two hours after the game you can join a match chat (read more here)

Before (what are your expectations, what's your prediction, what should be the line-up,...), during and after the match, you can also comment on the game here.


mike said...

butt plays instead of rensing and lahm is predicted to me injured.

so bayern possibly plays with :
butt,oddo,breno,demichelis, lell,Schweinsteiger, Van Bommel, Ze Roberto, Ribery, Luca Toni, Podolski

Brandon FCB said...

why isn't rensing playing?

Anonymous said...

Guys, Lahm, Lucio, Van Buyten, Rensing, Klose and Altintop will miss the game. Wow thats so good :d

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kamikaze kontiki said...

ineups from the Barca homepage.

Barca : VV, alves, pique, marquez, puyol, toure, xavi, iniesta, messi, etoó, henry

Bayern : butt, lell, demichelis, breno, oddo, ze roberto, van bommel, schweinsteiger, ribery, altintop and the last name isn't printed but i think the number has been exchanged with ribery's so it must be luca toni.

Rensing has been dumped.

No lahm, no podolski. Looks like they plan to defend hard.
Altentop has been named to man-mark Iniesta I guess so that the midfeild does not get spread too far and can help in handling Messi.

Tudor said...

Rensing is not playing because Clinsmann does not believe him....Butt is more experienced....

KluivertsBoots said...


Great job by the team. The second leg is a mere formality. Bayern are in shambles.

Barca Total.

Anonymous said...

destruction, the could have won 10:0. the yellow card for messi made me really angry. messi simulates never!

Iason said...

I know we have a great chance of progressing but we have to remember some key points: Bayern Munich are the proudest Champions league team and will always fight until the end, they will be at home, they will have Philip Lahm back. He is probably the only left-back that can deal with Messi, they will have Lucio back and he is Bayern's best defender and we will be missing Rafa Marquez so Puyol takes his place and Sylvinho plays at LB. No offence to Sylvinho but he is just too small to deal with Schweinsteiger. Keita will probably play to help with the threat so that means Henry is off and that takes away one of our main threats. One last thing, Bayern Munich won every header and with Van Buyten back, things won't be any easier. Lucio also gives Bayern a different dimension. He gives Bayern a new threat up front when charges forward. I predict a 2-1 loss in the second leg.

kamikaze kontiki said...


I loved Pep's reaction when Messi got the card which btw had better be revoked.

What a solid defence. Ribery barely got a sniff of the ball and he was always either being harried by Alves or overpowered by Yaya or out-thought by Keita. Pique's positional sense is phenomnal. I love this guy.

Btw we had a new playmaker in the first half. Dark and bald and relentless ETOÖ. Best performance I have seen from Etoó all season, I think.

Messi, Iniesta, Puyol, Marquez; cant think of anyone who had a poor game. Xavi certainly has his burden eases with Iniesta alongside him.

Bring on the next one. Bayern are down and out for the count.

FC BARCA said...

Howard Webb should never ref another CL match again. Messi should have been awarded a penalty and had a hatrick

lostmyself said...

well done, well done lads!!
4-0 advantage is fucking huge,bayern almost impossible to advance SF.
so we can concentrate liga for a while.
i think getafe(away)match is crucial for the title.

per said...


Bring it on, Chelsea-scum!

Aussie Barca Fan said...

I am still struggling to come to terms with the first half display. I think my wife is finally converted to Barca and she never gets up early to do anything lol. Yes, yes I know nothing is won yet but as Barca fans and football lovers we deserve to enjoy this moment. At the end of the season we'll see what happens but for now let's just sit back and enjoy it.

A happy Easter to you all from Melbourne, Australia.

exarch said...

We need to focus, 4-0 is superb, but they can also best us 4-0 next week if we r not careful. That card was BS, could be a EPL conspiracy o remove the threat of Messi when we meet an EPL team in the SF.

P.S For the REF if u read this: F^&K YOU and ur FAMILY!!!

ej said...

exarch , you are funny Man !!!

i guess we should be happy about the game but i still see us not in the next round , bayern can score much goals and we know it , and that barca is not the best team in slowing games or playing for result we know this too .

so i guess we need to be focus let messi and A team play (and please not the B Team) and if its 65 min and barca is still not down enter hleb , busquets and bojan and let messi , etoo and iniesta out . send this to guardiola please :))

love Barca i would love even to get a catalonian nationality (is this possible ? )

Anonymous said...

no i think we can play with bojan and hleb and guddi and keita and silvinho. that must be enough. we would never lose 4:0 in munich. let's stay realistic. if everything is going wrong than pep can put in messi, iniesta and xavi.

we need to give the player time to recover. iniesta played 180 min that week directly after his come back from injury.

ok so lets focus on getafe now. they are really hard to play.

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