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Messi meets Lewandowski as Barcelona faces Bayern Munich

August 13, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

The UEFA Champions League was simply made for ties such as the one this Friday.

(CNN)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.

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).

The Poland international is also just four goals behind Cristiano Ronaldo's record of 17 goals in a single Champions League campaign and, given his form, is likely to come close if Bayern can progress deeper into the draw -- and you wouldn't put that past this current team.

The Bundesliga club has won 18 successive matches across all competitions, bulldozing past Chelsea 7-1 on aggregate in the last 16, and has its eyes set on a treble this season -- having already claimed the league and domestic cup.

The Argentine has uncharacteristically been involved in public disputes with the club's hierarchy this season but has often carried the team on the pitch.

Messi will also be hoping to go level with rival Ronaldo on five career Champions League titles.

"It will be tough for us because they've had an excellent season and dominated their tie," Setien told reporters ahead of the match.

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