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'It's A Shame To Face Barca Without Messi'

Bayern Munich star Thomas Muller says it's shame that they will be facing Barcelona in the UEFA Champions League without Lionel Messi.

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Messi has already begun his new life at Paris Saint-Germain, after the Catalan outfit were unable to re-sign him due their financial issues and LaLiga's wage structure.

The last time Barcelona faced off against the Bavarians was in the quarter-finals of the Champions League in 2020, when the German side ran out 8-2 winners.

Muller has now admitted he does not know what to expect from Ronald Koeman's charges on Tuesday evening.

"In general, it's a shame that he [Messi] is not there," Muller said, according to Mundo Deportivo.

"When you play against a team that has Leo Messi, it's something that gives additional motivation to everyone because we know what he has achieved.

"I have to admit that, actually, I cannot assess Barcelona. Without doubt, without Messi, they will be a different team.

"It's possible that, without Messi, they will have a player with more defensive contributions.

"I don't know what awaits us. In any case, it's a marvelous stadium and a great club."

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