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What channel is Barcelona v Bayern Munich on? A Friday night epic awaits

By James Fenton

August 14, 2020 at 9:43am

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Barcelona v Bayern Munich is the type of Champions League quarter-final that would come up if you threw a load of teams into a generator that produced the most heavyweight of European battles.

Tonight, fans around the world will be tuning in to watch Barcelona v Bayern Munich and if there's one benefit to the 2020 fixture chaos, it's getting to enjoy this battle on a Friday night in the middle of August. In the blaugrana corner, Lionel Messi and his Barcelona cohorts, with the little Argentine hoping to get his hands on the Champions League trophy once more before he retires.

It's not a million miles away from a sort of Last Dance scenario for the man many consider to be the greatest player of all time. He's long since waved goodbye to many of the uber-talented teammates who were in the trenches with him during the glory years of the late 2000s - mid-2010s but with the likes of Luis Suarez and Sergio Busquets still there, a Michael Jordan-esque finish to the Champions League season can't be ruled out.

In the red and white corner, Bayern Munich and their goal machine Robert Lewandowski stand in Messi's way. The Polish striker is the continent's in-form player, having netted 13 goals in the Champions League this season. Like most Bayern players, his mantlepiece is loaded with medals but he has yet to taste victory in Europe's premier competition. He'll be looking to take one step towards changing that tonight.

Having read all that, you'll now be wondering what channel Barcelona v Bayern Munich is on so here's everything you need to know about tonight's game between the only two previous champions left in the competition...

What channel is Barcelona v Bayern Munich on?

Barcelona v Bayern will be shown on RTE 2 later tonight.

What time is kick-off?

The game kicks off at 8pm but coverage will begin on RTE at 7.30pm.

What can we expect?

For all the reasons outlined above, tonight's match promises to be an enthralling affair. It will feature two of Europe's biggest clubs going head to head and with so much on the line, one lapse in concentration could potentially prove crucial.

Who's going to win?

Bayern Munich are the form team going into this game. Barcelona haven't been great since the return of football after lockdown and lost they out to Real Madrid in the race for the Spanish title. However, with Messi in their team, they're capable of beating anyone.

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