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The first installment of this heavyweight bout should see punches from both teams. Bayern have only lost once in 2013, the 2-0 second leg loss to Arsenal in the Round of 16, while Barcelona has drawn three times in their last six games.

Alex Grimm

vs. Barcelona: 3W, 2D, 1L

Location: Allianz Arena, München, Germany

Referee: Victor Kassai

FC Bayern München:

Gomez

Ribéry – Müller – Robben

Schweinsteiger – Martínez

Alaba – Dante – Boateng – Lahm

Neuer

Substitutes: Starke, van Buyten, Rafinha, Luis Gustavo, Tymoshchuk, Shaqiri, Pizarro

FC Barcelona:

Pedro – Messi – Alexis

Iniesta – Busquets – Xavi

Alba – Bartra – Piqué – Alves

Valdés

Substitutes: Pinto, Abidal, Montoya, Fabregas, Song, Thiago, Villa

Suspended Players: Adriano (Barça), Mario Mandzukic (Bayern)

Yellow Card Danger: Alex Song (Barça), Jordi Alba (Barça), Gerard Pique (Barça), Dante (Bayern), Luiz Gustavo (Bayern), Philipp Lahm (Bayern)

Enjoy the game! And Go Bayern!

MIA SAN MIA!

(Author's note: A personal thanks to Dante Bonfim Costa, who sent his support after the Marathon bombings. I have to admit that living in the area and having so many friends and family in danger, a special note from him went a long way.)