Bayern vs. Villarreal preview:
Team news and predicted line-ups
By Rune Gjerulff @runegjerulff
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.
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.