Borussia Dortmund vs Barcelona

Borussia Dortmund vs Barcelona preview for Tuesday’s Champions League match at the Westfalenstadion. These clubs have been drawn in Group F with Inter Milan and Slavia Prague.

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Both Borussia Dortmund and Barcelona will be looking to start their Champions League group-stage campaigns with a win when the pair lock horns at Signal Iduna Park on Tuesday night.

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The two teams have been drawn into Group F alongside Inter Milan and Slavia Prague, and it is shaping up to be a very interesting battle to secure the top two positions in the section.

BVB: Burki; Hakimi, Akanji, Hummels, Guerreiro; Delaney, Witsel; Brandt, Reus, Sancho; Alcacer

Barcelona: Ter Stegen; Semedo, Pique, Lenglet, Alba; De Jong, Busquets, Roberto; Griezmann, L Suarez, Perez

Borussia Dortmund vs Barcelona Head-To-Head Record

2 previous competitive matches

  • March 11 1998 (UEFA Super Cup 2nd leg): Borussia Dortmund 1-1 Barcelona
  • January 8 1998 (UEFA Super Cup 1st leg): Barcelona 2-0 Borussia Dortmund

Borussia Dortmund vs Barcelona Match Preview

Barcelona, and Lionel Messi in particular, must still be stinging from the manner of another Champions League collapse last season – and will be keen to get off to a flyer this time around in Dortmund.

Just as they had in Rome the previous campaign, Barca grabbed defeat from the jaws of victory when they went to Liverpool with a 3-0 semi-final lead and managed to lose 4-0.

You don’t have to be Mystic Meg to work out that Messi will want at least one more Champions League triumph before he calls time on his incredible career, and the 12 goals he had scored in the competition leading up to the Anfield debacle illustrated his determination.

Head To Head

As mentioned, these two teams have only locked horns twice in European competition, with both of those matches coming in the UEFA Super Cup back in 1998. Barca recorded a 2-0 home win before claiming a 1-1 draw in Germany to record a 3-1 aggregate success.