Bayern Munich came into its UEFA Champions League quarterfinal tie against Paris Saint-Germain as the clear favorites. Not only is the Bundesliga powerhouse the reigning winners in this competition, but the side has continued to exert its dominance in league play as well.
However, the script has switched as injuries have decimated Bayern’s depth. For the second leg fixture against PSG, the likes of Robert Lewandowski will miss the bout due to injury.
As noted by UEFA‘s official website, Bayern’s potential starting 11 for the second leg may still be strong enough to pose a fierce challenge to PSG.
Neuer; Pavard, Boateng, Hernandez, Davies; Kimmich, Alaba; Sané, Muller, Coman; Choupo-Moting
Bayern will be without Niklas Sule for this match due to a muscle injury. The likes of Jerome Boateng (knee) and Lucas Hernandez (ribs) each are also dealing with injuries but are expected to feature against PSG.
David Alaba could make a start as a holding midfielder in this matchup. The Austrian talent played in the entire 90 minutes of the first leg against PSG as a center-back.
As mentioned, Lewandowski is out for this contest due to a knee injury. Thus, the likes of Thomas Muller will be relied upon to once again lead Bayern’s attack upfront.
The second leg of this tie will be held from the Parc des Princes on Tuesday.
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