Barcelona face Bayern Munich in Lisbon tonight for a place in the Champions League semi-finals.
On the other side of the draw, Paris Saint-Germain and RB Leipzig have already secured their places in the last four, and the winner of tonight’s draw will face either Manchester City or Lyon in the other semi-final. next week.
The last time Barca and Bayern met in the competition was in the last four in 2014/15, with the La Liga side beating their German opponents 5-3 on aggregate before taking home the trophy. Follow all the live action below:
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36 mins: Ter Stegen puts pressure on Pique trying to play the ball from behind. Bayern win the ball and Perisic tries to wrap one in the far upper corner, but the shot goes wide.
33 mins: Barcelona win a corner and they have to keep the bll on this side of the pitch for a while. Messi sends it off, aiming for Lenglet but Boateng directs the ball clearly.
This time, it is Bayern who advance. Perisic in possession on the left wing. He sends a low ball through the six-yard penalty area, Ter Stegen pushes it back and Lewandowski tries to turn it into a goal, but Ter Stegen is quickly in place and he makes another save.
24 minutes: Bayern Munich’s line is so high. Messi sends a pass to Sergi Roberto on the right side of the box. He tries to make a square for Vidal but Boateng puts him for a corner.
20 mins: Messi displays a bit of the old magic as he walks past Davies and into the box. Semedo helps him on the right but Messi goes to goal and Neuer makes a good low save.
18 minutes: Bayern Munich wins a corner and the ball arrives at the far post where Goretzka is open. He wins the lead but puts it above the bar.
Thiago then sends a cross ball to Kimmich who finds Muller in the box. Muller clears the ball but Pique can clear.
Then Messi gets the ball back on the right wing. He passes it into the box, Suarez is again but misses a free header. The cross jumps up and hits the second post.
3 minutes: Barcelona advance but lack pace. Sergi Roberto sends a ball into the box, behind Bayern’s high line. Suarez runs into the box but Boateng touches the ball and passes it in front of him.
The kick off is as follows …
Tonight Messi vs Boateng, round 2:
10 minutes before kick-off, who takes it? Will Leo Messi inspire Barcelona to change their average season or will Bayern Munich continue their fantastic Champions League form and advance to the semi-final?
The format of this tournament makes the gravitational pull of the world’s best player all the more influential, which Bayern Munich will be all too aware of:
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Barcelona have Sergio Busquets back from suspension, as well as Arturo Vidal. While waiting for Lionel Messi’s setbacks after a heavy tackle from Kalidou Koulibaly, Barça seems ready to be at full power.
Bayern Munich will miss Benjamin Pavard with injury, but Kingsley Coman will return.
Barcelona: Ter Stegen; Semedo, Pique, Lenglet, Alba; Busquets, Sergi Roberto, De Jong; Griezmann; Messi, Suarez.
Bavaria: New; Kimmich, Boateng, Alaba, Davies; Goretzka, Thiago; Coman, Muller, Gnabry; Lewandowski.