A look at the third Champions League quarterfinal between Barcelona and Bayern Munich on Friday.
Only one former winner of the European Cup will remain in the competition after this meeting of two five-time champions. Manchester City or Lyon awaits the winner in the semifinals. Barcelona is trying to avoid a first trophyless season in 12 years by wining the Champions League for the first time since 2015. Bayern has been waiting two years longer to be crowned champions of Europe again, a continental drought that has contrasted with complete domestic dominance by winning eight straight Bundesliga titles.
Here is how the teams compare:
Barcelona: Lionel Messi (31 goals).
Bayern: Robert Lewandowski (53).
Barcelona: Lionel Messi (25 assists)
Bayern: Thomas Mller (22).
Barcelona: Gerard Piqu.
Bayern: Joshua Kimmich.
Barcelona: La Liga (2nd), Copa del Rey (quarterfinals).
Bayern: Bundesliga (1st), German Cup (champions).
EUROPEAN CUP BEST
Barcelona: Champions (1992, 2006, 2009, 2011, 2015).
Bayern: Champions (1974, 1975, 1976, 2001, 2013).
Barcelona: 990 million.
Bayern: 750.4 million.
Barcelona: 525 million (for sports salaries).
Bayern: 336 million.
(Finances based on latest figures reported by the club or UEFA.)
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