Barcelona v Bayern Munich Where the game will be won and lost
Can Bayern cut off Messi’s supply line?
If Lionel Messi sees much of the ball around the box, Bayern will be in trouble. The key is to prevent him from receiving it in danger areas and force him deep.
Barca must stop Thiago
Bayern will fancy their chances if Thiago Alcantara, a product of the Barcelona academy, is able to control the game from midfield. Barcelona must disrupt his passing rhythm.
Busquets key in attack and defence
Sergio Busquets’s passing from midfield will be crucial in getting Barca up the pitch. He will also need to be aware of the roaming threat of Thomas Muller.