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Bayern Munich striker on Barcelona: Barca is different without Messi

Bayern Munich midfielder Thomas Muller said it was unfortunate that Argentine Lionel Messi left Barcelona, ​​which the Bavarian team faces next Tuesday at the Camp Nou in the first round of the group stage of the Champions League.

"It is unfortunate that Messi is no longer in the team," Muller said in statements published by German media. "Playing against a team with Lionel Messi gives you an extra boost because we all know his achievements."

"I have to admit that now I can't evaluate Barcelona. We will undoubtedly face a different team without Messi," Muller added.

"It is possible that in the absence of Messi, they might use another player who does more defensive duties. I don't know what awaits us. In any case, we will play a game on a great stadium against a great club."

It is noteworthy that Barcelona was one of Muller's favorite competitors in his career, and in the last confrontation between the two teams, which the Bavarian team won 8-2, Muller scored two goals, bringing his score against the Catalan team to six in five matches between the two teams.