Stars return for Atletico? Predicted Bayern Munich XI

first_imgBayern Munich face their biggest test of the season tonight as they attempt to overturn a 1-0 first leg defeat to Atletico Madrid in the Champions League semi-finals.Domestically, they had to put the champagne on ice at the weekend as Borussia Monchengladbach held them to a 1-1 draw and title rivals Borussia Dortmund narrowed the gap to five points with a 5-1 thumping of Wolfsburg.It was the second blow in a week as Pep Guardiola looks to end his time in Bavaria on a high by replicating Jupp Heynckes’ 2012/13 treble.In last week’s encounter with Atletico, the plans of the perfectionist were undone by the chaos of the soloist as Saul Niguez danced his way towards goal before curling home.Diego Simeone’s tactically drilled side gave Bayern no room for manoeuvre at the Vicente Calderon, while Guardiola’s decision to relegated Thomas Muller to a role on the bench baffled many.Now, the Bundesliga giants must find a way to score against a team who have only conceded 16 times in 36 La Liga matches, and just thee in nine Champions League clashes.They have been boosted by Jerome Boateng and Franck Ribery’s return to fitness, but Guardiola is still without Arjen Robben and Holger Badstuber.So who will start for Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena? Click the right arrow above to see their predicted XI… 11 1. Manuel Neuer (goalkeeper) – check out the full predicted line up, in squad number order, by clicking the arrow above, right 11 6. Thiago Alcantara (centre midfield) 27. David Alaba (left back) 11 11 11 11. Douglas Costa (right wing) 11 11 9. Robert Lewandowski (striker) 11 8. Javi Martinez (centre back) 25. Thomas Muller (attacking midfield) 21. Philipp Lahm (right back) 11 7. Franck Ribery (left wing) 17. Jerome Boateng (centre back) 23. Arturo Vidal (centre midfield) 11 11last_img

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