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Pep Guardiola
Pep Guardiola Reuters

Bayern Munich welcome Manchester City in the Group E clash of the Champions League at the Allianz Arena on Wednesday evening.

Where to Watch Live

Kick-off is set for 7:45pm BST. Live coverage is on Sky Sports 5 and Sky Sports 5 HD. Radio commentary of the game will be available on BBC Radio 5 Live.


Bayern Munich welcome Premier League champions Manchester City to the Allianz Arena for a second consecutive season in Champions League group stages. The Bavarian giants come into this game aware that City are now a dangerous team to play following last season's 2-3 loss at home.

Pep Guardiaola will have to shuffle his pack ahead of the game following a spate of injuries that have befallen the team in recent weeks. Star wingers Arjen Robben and Frank Ribery are both doubtful for the game and Bastian Schweinsteiger is definitely out with an ankle injury.

Manchester City
Manchester City players training Reuters

Meanwhile, City will come into the game with almost a fully fit squad barring Steven Jovetic and Pablo Zabaleta. The Etihad stadium outfit will take confidence from last season's win at the Allianz Arena and have already received a boost with Bayern's injury concerns ahead of the game.

Manuel Pellegrini will have the services of Yaya Toure, who missed the clash against Arsenal following the manager's decision to give him additional rest ahead of the crunch clash against the Bundesliga champions. But the Cityzens will be without their manager as the Chilean serves a one game touchline ban for berating the referee after last season's loss to Barcelona.

Bayern will go into the game as favourites due to their strength in depth and quality, but Manchester City will know that this is as good a chance for them to win and take control of the group as they also face tough trips to Rome and Moscow in the following weeks.

What Managers Say

Pep Guardiola (Bayern Munich): "Last season they were able to win the Premier League and this year they are ready to win the Champions League, like eight, nine or 10 teams more who can win this trophy. We would like to be one of those teams."

Manuel Pellegrini (Manchester City): "I think that we will approach it as we do most of our matches, trying always to impose our footballing qualities, and to overcome Bayern Munich with our footballing qualities, but to also consider details regarding our opponents - not as a priority but as something important."

Betting Odds (

  • Bayern Munich to win: 11/17
  • Draw: 31/10
  • Manchester City to win: 17/4

Team News

Bayern Munich

  • Injured: Bastian Schweinsteiger (ankle), Holger Badstuber (thigh)
  • Doubtful: Arjen Robben (knee),
  • Suspended: N/A

Possible XI: Neuer; Boateng, Benatia, Dante, Lahm; Rode, Xabi, Alaba; Muller, Lewandowski, Ribery.

Manchester City

  • Injured: Steven Jovetic (hamstring)
  • Doubtful: N/A
  • Suspended: Pablo Zabaleta

Possible XI: Hart; Sagna, Kompany, Demichelis, Clichy; Fernandinho, Toure, Kolarov; Silva, Milner, Aguero.