It was supposed to be a fairly easy tie for Bayern Munich. Shakhtar Donetsk is a good team, but the Bavarians were supposed to handle their business in the first leg in Ukraine to make the second leg of the tie just a formality. However, after a physical 90 minute affair, Bayern have all the work to do in Munich.
With Xabi Alonso having been set off in the first leg, der fußballgott Bastian Schweinsteiger will be responsible for anchoring the midfield. Schweinsteiger has always stepped in big matches, so this one should be no different.
This is one of the biggest matches of Pep Guardiola's tenure in charge of Bayern Munich. A failure to advance would be nothing short of a disaster.
Mia san mia.
Once the lineups are released, this thread will be updated.
Referee: William Collum
Location: Allianz Arena, Munich, Germany
Time: 8:45pm local time, 3:45 pm ET
Television: Fox Soccer 2/Fox Soccer Plus (USA), Sky Sports 1 (UK), Sportsnet World (Canada), Sky Sport 2 (Germany)
Streaming: Fox Sports Go/Fox Soccer 2 Go (USA), Sky Go (UK), Sportsnet World Now (Canada), Sky Go Deutschland (Germany)
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Franck Ribery - Mario Götze - Thomas Müller - Arjen Robben
David Alaba - Holger Badstuber - Jerome Boateng - Rafinha
Bench: Pepe Reina, Dante, Mehdi Benatia, Claudio Pizarro, Juan Bernat, Sebastian Rode, Philipp Lahm
Taison – Alex Teixeira – Douglas Costa
Taras Stepanenko – Fred
Vyacheslav Shevchuk – Yaroslav Rakitskiy – Oleksandr Kucher – Darijo Srna
Bench: Anton Kanibolotskiy, Sergei Kryvtsov, Ilsinho, Dentinho, Fernando, Wellington Nem, Oleksandr Gladkyy
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