The UEFA Champions League was simply made for ties such as the one this Friday in Lisbon. German champion Bayern Munich is set to clash with Barcelona in the standout matchup of this season’s quarterfinals in a game that will also see two of Europe’s most prolific players come head to head.
On the one hand, there is Lionel Messi. There is nothing left to be said about Barcelona’s mercurial magician who scored yet another wonderful solo goal in his side’s 3-1 victory over Napoli in the previous round.
But, arguably, there has been no better player in world football this season than Bayern’s Robert Lewandowski.
The 31-year-old striker has scored 13 goals in just seven matches in this season’s competition, recording one of the most impressive goals to minute ratio in the tournament’s illustrious history (a goal every 47 minutes).