Fc Bayern Munchen Vs Liverpool : Champions League Match, Goal Scorers and Stats

Published On: March 12, 2019, 6:52 am
Author: Olusanya Akinrinola
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Date: Tomorrow
Time: 9:00pm
Stadium: Allianz Arena
Referee: Daniele Orsato (Italy)
Team News:
Milner missed the weekend win against Burnley because of a muscle problem, but both he and Trent Alexander-Arnold, forced off late on with muscle tightness in the same match, should be available for selection on Wednesday.

Dejan Lovren has an outside chance of starting, too, having made the bench for the Burnley game. Even more importantly, though, Virgil van Dijk is back for Liverpool after missing the first leg through suspension.

A good performance from Adam Lallana last time out will do his chances of starting this crucial match no harm. Following a flat display in the first leg, changes are expected in central midfield, with Fabinho in line to return to a more advanced position after filling in at centre-back.

Liverpool do not have any suspensions to contend with, unlike Bayern who are without Thomas Muller - sent off for a poor tackle on Ajax's Nicolas Tagliafico in the final round of group matches - and right-back Joshua Kimmich.

Rafinha seems certain to fill in for Kimmich out wide, on the opposite flank to fitness doubt David Alaba, while a decision must be made on who starts at centre-back following Mats Hummels's return at the weekend.

Three assists from the bench against Wolfsburg for Franck Ribery may well see him take over from Muller in attack, which in turn would mean a change of flanks for Serge Gnabry.

If Manuel Neuer features, this will be his 100th game in the Champions League, making him the sixth goalkeeper to reach that landmark after Iker Casillas, Gianluigi Buffon, Petr Cech, Victor Valdes and Oliver Kahn.

Liverpool possible starting lineup:
Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson; Wijnaldum, Fabinho, Henderson; Salah, Firmino, Mane

Bayern Munich possible starting lineup:
Neuer; Rafinha, Sule, Hummels, Alaba; Thiago, Martinez; Gnabry, James, Ribery; Lewandowski

Head To Head
Following last month's 0-0 draw, Bayern have won only one of their eight matches in European competition against Liverpool.

That came in the Cup Winners' Cup in November 1971, courtesy of two goals from Gerd Muller and one from Uli Hoeness in a 3-1 win in Munich.

The clubs' only previous encounter in the European Cup before this last-16 tie came in the 1980-91 semi-finals, with Liverpool progressing on away goals after a 1-1 aggregate draw, before going on to beat Real Madrid 1-0 in the final.