Bayern Munich team news and predicted XI vs Paris Saint Germain

All the latest news from Bavaria ahead of the Champions League last 16 tie

Bayern Munich head into the second leg of their Champions League last 16 tie with a narrow advantage over Paris Saint Germain, but know that even at the Allianz Arena the French Champions will pose a serious threat to their chances of progression.

A goal from Kingsley Coman is currently the only thing that separates the two sides heading into the final showdown, in what is a repeat of the 2020 final.

Kylian Mbappe’s return for the Parisians has been tempered by the news that Neymar will miss the remainder of the season, but Bayern have injury issues and selection headaches of their own as they look to juggle a tight title race and European progression.

We took a look at how the Germans are expected to line up, and the latest team news coming out of Bavaria ahead of Wednesday’s clash.

Predicted XI

Team News

Benjamin Pavard will be unavailable for Julien Nagelsmann after being sent off in the first leg for two bookable offences, which is likely to see Josip Stanisic fielded on the right side of a back three, as he was to good effect against Stuttgart at the weekend.

Reports also suggest that there will be no room for Joao Cancelo in the starting XI, with Nagelsmann preferring to use Kingsley Coman as a more attacking option over the Portuguese fullback.

Meanwhile, Manuel Neuer, Noussair Mazraoui and Lucas Hernandez are all still sidelined through injuries, with Neuer and Hernandez not expected back until the end of the season.

In at attacking sense, a decision will have to be made over which of Thomas Muller, Serge Gnabry and Leroy Sane to play alongside young prodigy Jamal Musiala, and the experience and technical security of Muller may see him edge out his compatriots in the starting XI.

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Ben Browning

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