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UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE CHOUPO-MOTING ONLY AFRICAN IN BARCA V MUNICH CLASH

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Cameroonian striker Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting is the only African to feature in tonight’s Uefa Champions League Group E clash between Barcelona and Bayern Munich.

Choupo-Moting should be looking forward to building on his impressive start to the Bundesliga season.

He scored last weekend when the Bavarians run riot beating Leipzig 4-1.

Munich coach Julian Nagelsmann has since travelled to Spain with a 25-member squad.

Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman has also named a 23-member squad for the home clash.

Striker Ansu Fati, the only player with roots in Africa with the Catalans main squad, has since been ruled out of the match.

In the last meeting between the two teams, Bayern thrashed Barcelona 8-2 in Lisbon on their way to win the Champions League title.

The heavy defeat prompted Lionel Messi to announce his exit from the Catalans before his wish was declined. The Argentine is now with Paris Saint-Germain in France.

Full squads:

Barcelona: Ter Stegen, Dest, Piqué, R. Araujo, Sergio, Riqui Puig, Memphis, Demir, Neto, Coutinho, Lenglet, Pedri, L. De Jong, Jordi Alba, S. Roberto, F. De Jong, O. Mingueza, Umtiti, Eric, Iñaki Peña, Nico, Gavi and Balde. 

Bayern Munich: Nuer, Ulreich, Fruchtl, Richards, Pavard, Kimmich, Gnabry, Goretzka, Sane, Coman,Cuisance, Sarr, Hernandez, Sabitzer, Roca, Nianzou, Sule, Upamecano, Muller, Lewandoski, Davies, Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, Tillman, Musiala, Stanisic

Choupo-Moting only African in Barca v Munich clash (africatopsports.com)

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