Bayern Munich journey to RB Salzburg on Wednesday night time, trying to bounce again from humiliation and get their Champions League knockout section off to the proper begin.
Julian Nagelsmann’s males head into this tie having simply suffered their heaviest Bundesliga defeat of the season, dropping 4-2 to mid-table aspect VfL Bochum. That embarrassment, nevertheless, should not detract from the truth that they nonetheless look heading in the right direction for a tenth successive Mesiterschale and go into the Champions League knockout spherical having stormed to an ideal group-stage marketing campaign.
To place one foot into the quarter-finals, nevertheless, they face a troublesome first leg towards an RB Salzburg aspect who boast a 14-point cushion atop of the Austrian Bundesliga and who managed a second-place end in a aggressive Group G earlier within the marketing campaign. This is how Bayern might form up.
Sven Ulreich (GK) – Manuel Neuer is out for a number of weeks, so Ulreich will probably proceed between the sticks.
Benjamin Pavard (RB) – Naglesmann could choose to change to a again three, however a much less drastic measure can be to positive up the midfield and maintain the again for a similar.
Dayot Upamecano (CB) – Was actually woeful final day out, however is able to so significantly better.
Niklas Sule (CB) – He’ll be a Borussia Dortmund participant earlier than lengthy, however a Champions League triumph can be a fairly good ship off.
Lucas Hernandez (LB) – Rather a lot higher within the centre of defence however, whereas Alphonso Davies stays absent, he ought to proceed at left-back.
Joshua Kimmich (CM) – With a associate in midfield, count on the little man to run proceedings on Wednesday.
Corentin Tolisso (CM) – Was left on the bench at Bochum, however the pure box-to-box athleticism he supplies was missed.
Thomas Muller (AM) – A stalwart within the aspect, Muller ought to retain his place regardless of being fairly horrible final day out – in equity, he wasn’t alone.
Serge Gnabry (RW) – It is a powerful alternative between Gnabry, Leroy Sane and Kingsley Coman for the large spots – ought to Naglesmann select to revert to this technique – however the former may very well be in line to function on the suitable, having supplied three aim involvements in 4 Champions League appearances up to now this time period.
Robert Lewandowski (ST) – An apparent starter up high, contemporary from notching his thirty sixth and thirty seventh targets in his thirtieth outing throughout all competitions this marketing campaign – silly numbers.
Leroy Sane (LW) – Had one among his worst video games in a Bayern shirt final day out however must be set to proceed within the crew, having clearly gained the belief of his boss.