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Preview: Viktoria Plzen vs. Bayern Munich, UEFA Champions League | Bayern should win easily

Bayern Munich will look to stay at the top of Group D in the UEFA Champions League when they travel to the Czech Republic to face Viktoria Plzen.

Alexandra Beier

Tuesday's Champions League match in the Czech Republic is a big one for Bayern Munich. A win by the Bavarians, coupled by a Manchester City win over CSKA Moscow, will move Bayern into the knockout rounds of the Champions League as they attempt to defend their "Champions of Europe" crown.

Bayern tied the Bundesliga record for most consecutive matches unbeaten this past weekend, and they will tie FC Barcelona for the Champions League's record of most consecutive wins at nine. While records are a plus, being able to clinch advancement to the group stages with two matches remaining would be ideal.

We all have expectations that Bayern will walk the match, and they should. Will it match the 5-0 scoreline in the reverse leg in Munich? Maybe. Maybe not. Regardless of what this team may have shown you previously, it's not easy to score five goals in a single match. Bayern will also have to do this match without the services of Arjen Robben, who remains out with his groin injury

In some interesting news, let's turn to Grudnik for information about Plzen's stadium and match tickets for fans:

Plzen's home stadium seats a whopping ... are you ready for this ... 11,700 people for CL games. Regular league games crams a gargantuan 13,000 in the stands.

Due to the extremely limited amount of space, traveling Bayern fans got a mind-boggling 600 tickets, of which 450 went to away season ticket holders, and another 100 to VIPs and sponsors, leaving a mere 50 tickets for public consumption. Up to 3000 fans are expected to follow the team to the Czech Republic, so the town will be under siege.

Projected Lineup

Mario Mandzukic

Franck Ribery - Toni Kroos - Bastian Schweinsteiger - Thomas Müller

Javi Martinez

David Alaba - Jerome Boateng - Dante - Philipp Lahm

Manuel Neuer

Television & Streaming

Television: Fox Sports Net (USA) [This is your regional Fox Sports Network. Ex. Fox Sports South], Sportsnet One (Canada), Sky Sport 1 (Germany), Sky Sports Red Button (United Kingdom), Others

Streaming: Fox Soccer 2 Go (USA), Sportsnet World Online (Canada), Sky Go (Germany), Others


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