Europe: Champions League
Camp Nou0-3Attendance: 39.737
⚽ T. Müller (34), ⚽ R. Lewandowski (56), ⚽ R. Lewandowski (85)
Thomas Müller says he doesn't know how strong Barcelona are without Lionel Messi.
|Thomas Müller.||Photo: GEPA Pictures/Ulrich Gamel|
Bayern München star Thomas Müller has admitted he doesn't know what to expect from FC Barcelona now that Lionel Messi has left the club for Paris Saint-Germain.
Speaking ahead of Bayern München's group stage opener in Barcelona on Tuesday, Müller told Kicker:
"What could be better than being in Barcelona for the kick-off of a Champions League game?"
"I have to be honest: I don't know what to expect from Barcelona at all at the moment. Now without Messi, it will certainly be a different team.
"I don't know if they are missing him. Because it's possible that when Messi is not there, a player with a higher defensive work rate might play in his place. So I don't know what to expect there. In any case, it's a great stadium at a great club.
"But for the overall experience, it's a shame, of course. It gives you a kick when you play against a team with Lionel Messi because we all know what he has achieved and is achieving."
In addition to Barcelona, Bayern have been drawn against Benfica and Dynamo Kiev.
|1||Marc-André ter Stegen|
|24||Eric García ↩66|
|5||Sergio Busquets (C) ↩59|
|20||Sergi Roberto ↩59|
|21||Frenkie de Jong|
|16||Pedro González López|
|18||Jordi Alba ↩74|
|17||Luuk de Jong ↩66|
|11||Yusuf Demir ↪59|
|22||Óscar Mingueza García ↪66|
|31||Alejandro Balde Martínez ↪74|
|6||Ricard Puig Martí|
|14||Philippe Coutinho ↪66|
|28||Nicolás González Iglesias|
|30||Pablo Martín Paez Gaviria ↪59|
|1||Manuel Neuer (C)|
|5||Benjamin Pavard ↩66|
|4||Niklas Süle ↩82|
|42||Jamal Musiala ↩70|
|25||Thomas Müller ⚽ ↩82|
|10||Leroy Sané ↩82|
|9||Robert Lewandowski ⚽⚽|
|7||Serge Gnabry ↪70|
|11||Kingsley Coman ↪82|
|21||Lucas Hernández ↪66|
|44||Josip Stanisic ↪82|
|18||Marcel Sabitzer ↪82|
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