The reigning Bundesliga champion Bayern Munich and English Giants Chelsea face off each other in the Round of 16 ties of the UFEA Champions League 2019-20.
Bayern Munich welcomes Chelsea for the second leg of their Champions League last-16 tie. The German outfit had a last laugh in the first leg after producing a 3-0 win at Stamford Bridge, thanks to Serge Gnabry and Robert Lewandowski. Hansi Flick is pretty confident in the home game and looking forward to the quarterfinal clash with Barcelona or Napoli.
Meanwhile, Chelsea is facing a huge task after losing the FA Cup final to Arsenal. The Blues has no idea to overturn 3-0 deficit at Allianz Arena and the English Club will also be without the service of their major players on Saturday. Frank Lampard’s side needs to put an incredible show to stop Bavarians who hadn’t appeared in a competitive match since July 4.
Team News & Line-ups
The match winners of the first leg tie Gnabry and Lewandowski is likely to start along with Thomas Muller. Pavard and Kingsley Coman have been ruled out due to the injury issues.
Lineup: Neuer; Kimmich, Boateng, Alaba, Davies; Goretzka, Thiago; Gnabry, Muller, Perisic; Lewandowski
Champions League form: W W W W W W
Chelsea will be without the services of star players Pulisic, Cesar Azpilicueta, and Pedro. Marcos Alonso and Jorginho are suspended. Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Billy Gilmour will also miss this game.
Lineup: Caballero; Zouma, Christensen, Rudiger; James, Barkley, Kovacic, Emerson; Mount, Giroud, Hudson-Odoi
Champions League form: W W D D W L
Robert Lewandowski (forward): 11 goals in Champions League
Serge Gnabry (forward): 6 goals in Champions League
Oliver Giroud (forward): 8 goals in Premier League
Mason Mount (midfield): 7 goals in Premier League