In the Champions League game against Manchester City, coach Thomas Tuchel once again dispensed with Thomas Müller in the starting lineup.
The 33-year-old captain is sitting on the substitutes' bench, just like he did in the 3-0 loss in the first leg of the quarter-finals in England a week ago. Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, on the other hand, plays as a center forward after his knee problems. The 34-year-old replaces Serge Gnabry in attack compared to the first leg. The second change in the Bayern team concerns the defence: Portuguese Joao Cancelo, loaned from Man City, comes into the team for Alphonso Davies.
Bayern have to score at least three goals in the sold-out Allianz Arena to possibly reach the semi-finals against defending champions Real Madrid. On his return to his former place of work in Munich, city coach Pep Guardiola offers exactly the same formation around top scorer Erling Haaland that also started with the clear first-leg success in Manchester.