Bayern Munich coach Julian Nagelsmann has warned his side to not take it easy against Barcelona in the upcoming Champions League group stage fixture.
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Bayern Munich and Barcelona will kick off their campaigns in a Group E encounter at Camp Nou.
Barcelona is entering the Champions League for the first time without the presence of Lionel Messi for the very first time in over a decade-and-a-half.
“They`ve no longer got someone as extravagant as Messi, but they have other players who can make a difference. We are prepared for everything,” Goal.com quoted Nagelsmann as saying.
“I`m not of the opinion that they are a lot worse off now. Whether we are favourites or not favourites is always more of a media topic. Two world clubs are meeting. On the one hand, the form on the day will decide, but on the other hand, there is motivation – and that one will be extremely high with us,” he added.
Bayern Munich is placed alongside Barcelona, Benfica and Dynamo Kyiv in Group E of the Champions League.
Barcelona and Bayern Munich will lock horns against each other later today.