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FC Barcelona altering preparations, missing Ansu Fati ahead of Champions League match vs. Bayern Munich

Can Barcelona find a way to take down Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena.

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FC Barcelona manager Xavi is reeling a bit from his squad’s loss to Real Betis over the weekend and is going to change up the squad’s preparation ahead of the Champions League match against Bayern Munich per Football Espana:

Xavi Hernandez has made a change to Barcelona’s Champions League preparations. Barca are currently preparing for the biggest game of their season so far, a Champions League clash with Bayern Munich.

The Blaugrana likely have to win to progress to the knockout stage of the competition, needing to match of better Benfica’s result against Dynamo Kyiv. And ahead of the clash, Xavi’s men will train on the Allianz Arena pitch.

In previous away games in the Champions League this season, former boss Ronald Koeman had opted to train at Camp Nou before travelling later in the day. Under Xavi, Barca will to Germany earlier ahead of training in the venue of the game itself.

FC Barcelona, however, will have to prepare for Bayern Munich without standout Ansu Fati, who is battling a hamstring injury. Barca will get Gavi back after an “injury scare” this weekend per Football Espana, though.