Barcelona v Bayern Munich: Lionel Messi and Robert Lewandowski face off in mouth-watering Champions League quarter-final

Robert Lewandowski scored twice and made two goals in Bayern's thumping win

Barcelona vs Bayern Munich Friday, 8pm. Follow the build-up, action and fallout on the Sky Sports website and app with our live blog.

"We are a weak team who can be beaten with enough intensity and enthusiasm." That was Lionel Messi's brutal assessment of this current Barcelona side as they surrendered their La Liga advantage after football's restart and watched Real Madrid take their crown.

The German giants have their sights set on their second-ever treble after crushing their domestic rivals. They have won all eight of their Champions League fixtures this season. And their demolition of Chelsea on Saturday was an emphatic example of their quality.

Unlike a Napoli team which had faded from the force they were before lockdown, this Bayern side will bring intensity and enthusiasm into this quarter-final. In Lisbon's Estadio de Luz on Friday night, Barca will face a daunting test.

With that show of strength, Lewandowski became the first player in 15 years to record over three goals and three assists in a Champions League tie but given he has struck in each of his seven appearances in this competition - and leads the way with 13 goals overall - Chelsea aren't the first to feel his force on the European stage this season.

Remarkably, his return of a เล่นบาคาร่ามือถือ goal every 47 minutes in the 2019/20 edition means he has the best strike rate of any player in history for a single season of the European Cup/Champions League (min. 500mins).

Barcelona have the previously-suspended Sergio Busquets back for this one and how they'll need him to cut off the supply line to Bayern's star, who will no doubt have centre-backs Gerard Pique and Clement Lenglet facing restless nights on the eve of the contest.

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