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FC Copenhagen vs. Bayern Munich preview: Team news and predicted lineups

By Rune Gjerulff   @runegjerulff

Here is our preview of Tuesday's Champions League group stage clash between FC Copenhagen and Bayern Munich, including predicted lineups.
Bayern Munich have traveled to the Danish capital for their second Champions League group stage match of the season against FC Copenhagen on Tuesday night.

The German champions go into the game having come from two goals down to draw 2-2 with RB Leipzig at the weekend. Asked about Saturday's game of two halves at today's pre-match press conference attended by Bulinews.com, Bayern coach Thomas Tuchel said:

"We are not worried. We're analyzing everything and drawing our conclusions, which we'll discuss with the teams. We're trying to come up with a better plan and give it more life. We're still finding a way to get into games, that's the positive. We're going to stick with the positive things."

Although he knows Bayern are heavy favorites, Tuchel is not taking the match against the Danish champions lightly. Both he and Joshua Kimmich highlighted the fact that Copenhagen didn't lose a single Champions League group stage game at home last season.

"I've seen their games. We'll prepare seriously. We wanted to finish the Leipzig match first. We'll limit it to two meetings, keep the information to a minimum. I have the utmost respect for every opponent in the Champions League. It's the toughest club competition in the world," said Tuchel.

FC Copenhagen, who drew 2-2 with Galatasaray in their Champions League opener, didn't have the best build-up to the match, losing 2-0 at home to FC Midtjylland on Saturday.

But while he knows it will be difficult, Copenhagen coach Jacob Neestrup believes his side can take something away from Tuesday's game.

"I think we're in the best possible position to try and compete with one of the best teams in the world. It will be a big game and a difficult one," said Neestrup.

"A perfect result would be a win, a good result would be a point. If we want to get something out of the game, we have to perform well. But there is also the possibility that we'll lose tomorrow even if we play well," added the Copenhagen coach, who pointed out that his team drew 0-0 with Manchester City last season before Pep Guardiola's troops went on to win the entire tournament.

Bayern are still without Manuel Neuer, Serge Gnabry, Matthijs de Light and Tarek Buchmann due to injury.

The hosts welcome back Kevin Diks and Nicolai Boilesen. Elias Jelert is suspended after being sent off against Galatasaray, while Andreas Cornelius and Davit Khocholava are out through injury.

Click here to see our predicted FC Copenhagen vs. Bayern Munich lineups.

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