Two acknowledged football powerhouses meet on Friday, August 14, as Barcelona take on Bayern Munich in a quarter-final clash at Estadio da Luz in Lisbon, Portugal. Let’s see who will be worthy enough to progress to semi-finals of the Champions League.
Barca are rightfully considered to be one of the best football clubs, although they occupy the 2nd place in the UEFA club rankings. They have a key player who by himself can determine the outcome of a match. Lionel Messi has won a record six Ballon d’Or awards and a record six European Golden Shoes.
Besides Messi, Barcelona have Ivan Rakitic, who provided the corner for the first goal in the match against Napoli. There is also Luis Suarez, a diligent fighter who proves his importance for the team in every match. Suarez has to his credit 196 goals scored for Barcelona! And let’s not forget about Antoine Griezmann. The best forward of the French national team, Griezmann is new in Barcelona. However, his contribution to the victory of France at the World Cup 2018 cannot be underestimated. He knows how to win and shouldn’t be messed with!
The German club has been showing excellent results this season. It seems that they hardly ever notice their opponents in the field.
Bayern were the only ones to collect maximum points in the group stage – 18. Robert Lewandowski is the leading top scorer right now (13 goals). The Bavarians got into the quarter-finals with 7-1 aggregate victory over Chelsea. Indeed, Bayern are the main favourites of the competition. Will Barca be able to stop them?
What to bet on?
Bookmakers doubt that the match will end in a draw. Consequently, the odds are 4.
If you think that Barca will defeat Bayern and progress to the semi-finals of the Champions League, you can bet on it for the odds of 3.56.
However, considering that Bayern are the favourites of not the upcoming match only, but of the whole tournament, the odds for their victory are lower (1.968).
At this stage no more joking. There are no week opponents any more. Each match is a battle, as there will be no other chance.