Vidal declares Barca ‘best team in the world’

Afp, Madrid

15 August, 2020 12:00 AM printer

Arturo Vidal has warned Bayern Munich his Barcelona team are the best team in the world ahead of their Champions League quarter-final in Lisbon on Friday.

And Barca coach Quique Setien was in confident mood too, insisting Bayern's in-form striker Robert Lewandowski is "clearly" not at the level of his captain Lionel Messi.

Their comments come after former Bayern midfielder Lothar Matthaus told German newspaper Bild earlier this week Lewandowski has overtaken Messi as the best player in the world and he no longer fears Barcelona.

Vidal spent three years at Bayern, who are deemed heavy favourites to reach the semis after winning the German title and hammering Chelsea, while Barca crumbled in La Liga.