FC Bayern Munich starts the new Champions League season with Leroy Sané. The national soccer player forms the offensive of the German record champions in the first group game against Inter Milan with Thomas Müller, Sadio Mané and Kingsley Coman.
National players Jamal Musiala and Serge Gnabry are initially on the substitutes' bench in the Giuseppe Meazza Stadium. In addition to Müller, Lucas Hernández also returns to the Munich starting line-up after the 1-1 draw against Union Berlin in the Bundesliga. Hernández plays in the center of defense alongside Matthijs de Ligt. "We have an interesting group phase ahead of us," said coach Julian Nagelsmann. "We're trying to get off to a good start." Other group opponents are FC Barcelona and Viktoria Pilsen.
Inter starts with German international Robin Gosens and former Bundesliga pros Edin Dzeko, Hakan Calhanoglu and Henrich Mchitarjan. Inter coach Simone Inzaghi makes a change in goal, with André Onana replacing Samir Handanovic.