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Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez
Bayern Munich will have to stop Barcelona's goal scoring trio Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar to have any chance at winning the tieGetty

Bayern Munich will take on Barcelona in the first leg of the Champions League semi-final clash at the Camp Nou on Wednesday, 6 May.

Where to watch live

Kick-off is set for 7.45pm BST. Live coverage of the match will be available on Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports 1 HD. Live radio commentary will be available on BBC Radio 5 Live.

Overview

The prodigal son returns, as Pep Guardiola comes to Camp Nou for the first time since his departure in 2012. The Spaniard, who came through the ranks at Barcelona as a player and a coach, is one of their most successful manager's of all time.

This time he comes with Bayern Munich, looking to eliminate his former team from the Champions League and will know all about the team as most of the players in the squad remain unchanged.

Barcelona come into this game in the best form they have been during the entire season, their front three of Luis Suarez, Messi and Neymar are on fire and have been putting teams to the sword in recent weeks. In their last three La Liga matches the Catalans have scored 16 goals and conceded none, this should put some fear in the German team, who are without key players for this fixture.

Pep Guardiola
It will be emotional for Pep Guardiola, who is returning to Camp Nou for the first time since his departure in 2012Getty Images

The recently crowned Bundesliga champions, on the other hand, are coming into this game on the back of two defeats, they were knocked out of the DB Pokal Cup by arch rivals Borussia Dortmund, and then suffered a shock 2-0 defeat to Bayer Leverjusen in the league. The manager is without various first-team stars and it could be damage control when they visit Camp Nou.

However, Bayern can take solace from the fact that they have a great record against the La Liga outfit at Camp Nou, having won three out of their last four meetings in Spain. The most recent coming in the 2012/13 semi-finals when the Bavarian giants beat them 3-0 to take the tie 7-0 on aggregate.

What managers say

Luis Enrique: "This is a huge tie against a real heavweight, but I feel positive. I know Pep and I know there could be surprises which could complicate matters. Over the season we have dealt with different problems and surprises our opponents have come up with."

Pep Guardiola: "It's wonderful to be back. I have lots of memories. Obviously it's very special for me because I was at this club for many years. Now I am with Bayern and I am here for the match tomorrow. That's my job and I have to do my best. This is a Champions League semi-final with two of the best teams in Europe. It won't be easy but it wasn't easy getting here. I am delighted to be here for this semi-final with a great chance to get to Berlin."

Betting odds (888sports.com)

  • Barcelona win: 13/18
  • Draw: 37/13
  • Bayern Munich win: 4

Team news

Barcelona

Possible XI: Ter Stegen; Alves, Piqué, Mascherano, Alba; Rakitić, Busquets, Iniesta; Messi, Suárez, Neymar.

Bayern Munich

Possible XI: Neuer; Rafinha, Boateng, Benatia, Bernat; Lahm, Alonso, Thiago Alcántara; Müller, Lewandowski, Götze.