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FC Bayern - Villarreal

Europe: Champions League
FC Bayern R. Lewandowski (52)
Allianz ArenaFull time1-1Attendance: 70.000
Villarreal S. Chukwueze (88)
Predicted lineups

Bayern vs. Villarreal preview: Team news and predicted line-ups

By Rune Gjerulff

Ahead of of Bayern München's Champions League quarterfinal second leg tie with Villarreal, we take a look at the team news and possible line-ups.

After falling to a disappointing 1-0 defeat in Spain last week, Bayern München come into Tuesday's Champions League quarterfinal second leg clash with Villarreal on the back foot.

Coming off an unimpressive 1-0 Bundesliga win over Augsburg, the German champions need to show a different face at Allianz Arena tomorrow to turn the tie around.

"We are in a tight spot," admitted Bayern coach Julian Nagelsmann at the pre-match press conference, adding that his side will be determined to improve from the first leg.

"We want to deliver and we have to raise our full intensity including in possession. We have to increase the tempo of the game with quick and aggressive moves. It's a game that players love.

"There's a lot at stake and you have to invest a lot as well. It's well known that diamonds are created from pressure. Perhaps we'll produce a brilliant game tomorrow."

Bayern captain Manuel Neuer echoed the words of his coach.

"We have character in the team that has great ambition and desire. It's no joke for us if we have a game like we did at Villarreal. We are at home and we're ready to go," said Neuer.

Nagelsmann could make one change to the team that lost 1-0 in the first leg, with Leon Goretzka likely to replace Serge Gnabry. Jamal Musiala could then be moved to the wing, getting the nod over the underperforming Gnabry and Leroy Sané.

nabry and Leroy Sané have both underperforming lately.

Apart from Niklas Süle (flu), Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting (knee), Corentin Tolisso (muscle injury) and Bouna Sarr (knee ligaments), Nagelsmann will have a full squad at his disposal, with Lucas Hernandez set to come back into the squad after shaking off a thigh injury.

Meanwhile, Villarreal will still be without long-term absentee Alberto Moreno, while Boulaye Dia is a doubt.

Check out our predicted line-ups below.

FC Bayern
1M. Neuer (C)
5B. Pavard
2D. Upamecano
21L. Hernández ↪87
6J. Kimmich
8L. Goretzka
10L. Sané
25T. Müller ↪90
42J. Musiala ↪82
11K. Coman
9R. Lewandowski
26S. Ulreich
7S. Gnabry ↩82
13E. Choupo-Moting ↩90
38G. Vidović
40M. Tillman
3O. Richards
19A. Davies ↩87
23T. Nianzou
44J. Stanisic
14P. Wanner
18M. Sabitzer
22M. Roca
13G. Rulli
8J. Foyth
3Albiol (C)
4P. Torres
12P. Estupiñán
17G. Lo Celso
6E. Capoue
5D. Parejo ↪90
19F. Coquelin ↪84
7G. Moreno
15A. Groeneveld ↪84
1S. Asenjo
9P. Alcácer
21Y. Jesús Pino Santos
2M. Gaspar
22A. Mandi
25S. Aurier ↩90
10V. Iborra
11S. Chukwueze ↩84
20R. Peña
23M. Gómez
24A. Pedraza ↩84

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