Barcelona face Bayern in this UEFA Champions League Quarter Final. The match will take place at Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica, in Lisbon, Portugal. All remaining ties in this season’s UEFA competitions will be played in a single-match knockout format and played at neutral venues. This is due to UEFA’s changes to the competition format to complete the Champions League this season in a short period of time.

Barcelona v Bayern Preview: Barcelona’s Performance Graph

Expected Goals Trending Analysis for Barcelona in the Champions League this season. Data as of Fri, 7 August 2020.
Expected Goals Trending Analysis for Barcelona in the Champions League this season. Data as of Fri, 7 August 2020.

Barcelona v Bayern Preview: Bayern’s Performance Graph

Expected Goals Trending Analysis for Bayern Munich in the Champions League this season. Data as of Fri, 7 August 2020.
Expected Goals Trending Analysis for Bayern Munich in the Champions League this season. Data as of Fri, 7 August 2020.

Barcelona v Bayern Preview: Barcelona’s Key Players

Stats for the Key Players of Barcelona in the Champions League this season. Data as of Fri, 7 August 2020.
Stats for the Key Players of Barcelona in the Champions League this season. Data as of Fri, 7 August 2020.

Luis Suárez is the top-scorer for Barcelona in the Champions League this season. The thirty-two-year-old forward has four goals in six games. This is almost bang on his xG of 3.5 this campaign.

Lionel Messi will need close attention from the Barcelona defence. The thirty-two-year-old forward averages 0.94 goal involvements per 90 for Barcelona in the Champions League this season. This is a result of his three goals and three assists in 572 minutes of football.

Barcelona v Bayern Preview: Bayern’s Key Players

Stats for the Key Players of Bayern Munich in the Champions League this season. Data as of Fri, 7 August 2020.
Stats for the Key Players of Bayern Munich in the Champions League this season. Data as of Fri, 7 August 2020.

Robert Lewandowski is the top-scorer for Bayern Munich in the Champions League this season. The thirty-year-old forward has thirteen goals in seven games. However, his xG of 8.5 suggests he has perhaps been very fortunate to have scored this many.

Serge Gnabry looks a major goal threat for Bayern Munich also. The twenty-four-year-old forward has six goals in seven games in the Champions League this season. However, his xG of 2.6 suggests he has also been fortunate to have scored as many as he has.

Ivan Perišić looks like another dangerman for Bayern Munich. The thirty-year-old forward averages 1.22 expected goal involvement per 90 in this competition. In terms of end-product, he already has two goals and three assists this campaign.

Highlights of Barcelona’s last match

UEFA Champions League Highlights | BARÇA 3-1 NAPOLI

Highlights of Bayern’s last match

UEFA Champions League highlights | Bayern Munich vs Chelsea (4-1, 7-1 on agg)

CraqueStats Predicts: Barcelona 1 – 2 Bayern

The winner of this match faces the winner of Man City v Lyon in the Semi-Finals in Portugal. Click here to read our previews of the other UEFA ChampionsLeague matches.

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