Bayern Munich are hoping to make an extraordinary comeback as they take on PSG in the second leg of the Champions League quarterfinal on Wednesday. The Bavarians are going through a bit of a mini-crisis and must win by a two goal margin if they are to secure a spot in the semifinal, after losing the first leg 3-2.
Predicted Bayern Munich Lineup Vs PSG
Bayern Munich rested a few of their key players on the weekend against Union Berlin, with David Alaba and Benjamin Pavard both starting on the bench. They are more than likely to return this midweek and perhaps produce a better defensive display against PSG.
Pavard will occupy his preferred right-back position while Lucas Hernandez could come back into the side operating alongside Jerome Boateng at the heart of the four-man backline.
Alphonso Davies, too, should return to the setup after missing out against Union Berlin. His pace, aggression and attacking prowess could be critical to Bayern’s chance creation in this fixture.
Finally, the Bayern Munich defence should be completed by Manuel Neuer starting in goal. The German international was horrendous in the first leg and must improve this midweek.
The Bavarians are missing key players in midfield as well, with both Leon Goretzka and Corentin Tolisso ruled out heading into this game. This is where David Alaba’s versatility could be handy, as the Austrian international looks to start alongside Joshua Kimmich in the double-pivot of Bayern’s 4-2-3-1.
Both the players have displayed excellent quality in possession and have the ability to read the game, but the imposing presence of Goretzka will certainly be missed for the visitors.
Moving forward, Thomas Muller is a favourite to retain his role in the number ten position. His clever positioning, combined with his experience and composure, make him the focal point of the Bayern Munich attack, especially without Robert Lewandowski.
Elsewhere, Bayern are missing both Douglas Costa and Serge Gnabry, leaving Hansi Flick devoid of attacking options out on the wide. Jamal Musiala was given the nod ahead of Leroy Sane on weekend, but that move could be reverted.
It could see Sane and Kingsley Coman operate as the wingers, just behind Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, who will once again spearhead the attack in the absence of star man Lewandowski.