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Ronald Koeman bets on Barça-Bayen this Tuesday at the Camp Nou for a 3-5-2 with Piqué, Araujo and Eric García in the central axis and Sergi Roberto and Jordi Alba in the lanes for the premiere in the Champions 2021 / 22 against a Bayern Munich that encourages caution, due to the most recent painful antecedents and because it is the first European game ‘post Messi’. Even more so when the Barça team drags a good number of casualties up front and arrives with many players recently incorporated into defense.
The objective is to maintain the historic good streak of debuts in the Champions League at the Camp Nou, and for this it seems that Koeman has resorted to the system that transmits more confidence. The return of Gerard Piqué, recovered from his injury, and the fact of being able to count on Jordi Alba, despite his physical problems, has convinced the Dutchman that in the right lane he recovers Sergi Roberto, since Dest entered the list but also recovering from injury.
In core Koeman has the trio of his highest confidence, with Sergio Busquets in the pivot and Frenkie De Jong as interiors. It will be up front where Barça will have a Champions League debut with more news, as the Memphis-Luuk de Jong tandem has the challenge ahead of supplying Antoine Griezmann and, above all, Leo Messi.
Without Coutinho, with Memphis – Luuk De Jong
Ronald has not wanted to incorporate Philippe Coutinho into the starting eleven, although Everything indicates that the Brazilian may have minutes throughout the match against Bayern with whom he won the Champions League at the expense of Barça two years ago …
All a responsibility for the Dutch internationals, who on the other hand have the full confidence of Ronald Koeman and are the only blaugrana gunpowder for this clash since Démbélé, Ansu Fati and Braithwaite are injured. Only Demir remains in the chamber as a forward.