Borussia Dortmund and Barcelona meet in Signal-Iduna-Park, in a match for this phase of the UEFA Champions League (Group Stage). This will be the first direct confrontation between these two teams, since they have never faced each other before.
The home team had direct access to this group stage, so they will play their first game in this edition of the competition. The team arrives at this match after a home victory with Bayer Leverkusen by (4-0). In the last 10 games played at home for all competitions, Borussia Dortmund won 9 and lost 1. His attack has scored regularly, as he scored at least one goal in each of the last 10 games. In their home matches there is a tendency for goals, since 26 of the last 28 matches have ended with Over 1.5 goals and 22 out of 28 have ended with Over 2.5 goals. There is 1 period that stands out in the last 4 home games for all competitions: he scored 5 of his 11 goals between minutes (46′ ‑ 60 ‘).
Borussia Dortmund arrives at this match with a 4-0 victory against Leverkusen, returning to triumphs after his defeat against the Berlin Union: Guerreiro, Reus (2) and Alcacer scored the goals. It should be noted that Dortmund reached the round of 16 of the Champions League, however, it was eliminated by Tottenham. Typically, local coach Lucien Favre plays 4-3-3, with Julian Brandt, Jadon Sancho and Paco Alcácer as the team’s most offensive references. The last athlete mentioned is the top scorer of Borussia Dortmund, with 7 goals scored in official matches. For this match against Barcelona, the coach cannot count on Nico Schulz, due to an injury.
The visiting team will make its premiere in this edition of the competition, since it did not have to play any of the qualifiers prior to this group stage. The team comes to this match after a home victory with Valencia by (5-2). In the last 10 matches played as a visitor for all competitions, Barcelona won 4, drew 3 and lost 3. The team allowed goals to the opponent in 8 of the last 10 matches, so his defense needs to improve, but his attack has scored regularly, as he scored goals in 9 of the last 10 games. In 15 games, he suffered the first goal 8 times and only got 1 comeback.
Barcelona comes motivated to this match, after a 5-2 victory against Valencia, in a match for the Spanish league: the team’s goals were scored by Luis Suárez (2), Ansu Fati, Piqué and Frenkie de Jong. In the last Champions League, the Catalan club was eliminated in the semifinal, by Liverpool. The game model of Barcelona is very interesting, since it benefits the maintenance of ball possession and organized attacks: Frenkie de Jong and Arthur are largely responsible for creating and organizing the offensive process. On the other hand, Luis Suarez and Griezmann offer great quality in completion. Outside this game are Umtiti, Dembélé and Neto, all with physical problems.