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Bastian Schweinsteiger takes a free kick during the friendly match between Al Hilal and Bayern Munich on 17 January 2015 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Getty

Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich travel to Portuguese club FC Porto in the quarter-finals of the Champions League on 15 March.

Where to watch live

Kick-off is set for 7.45pm BST. Live coverage of the game will be available on Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports 1 HD.


Porto come into the fixture having made easy meal of Swiss club Basel in their round of 16 tie of the tournament. Having drawn 1-1 in Switzerland, Porto came out resounding winners in the home leg where they thrashed Basel 4-0 to progress into the next round with a 5-1 aggregate.

However, their form in the league has been patchy off late, and they are currently three points behind leaders Benfica in the table but are still in the fight to clinch the league title for the 28th time in their history. This is the first time they have made it into the quarter finals after their historic win in 2004 under Jose Mourinho.

They have a plethora of goalscorers in their squad who can hurt the Bayern defence but they need something special on a defensive standpoint to keep Bayern, who have been almost imperious through the length of the campaign, out.

Meanwhile, the Bavarians have won nine of their last ten games in all competitions and have progressed into this round battering Ukranian club Shakhtar Donetsk 7-0 in the round of 16. Pep Guardiola has ostensibly the easiest draw among the other top dogs and will be confident coming to Portugal to progress into the semi-finals.

They have an impeccable defensive record off late, conceding only four times in their last nine games. Bayern will be desperate to perform well in the tournament this time around, having been ravaged by Real Madrid in the last edition.

What Managers Say

Julen Lopetegui: "We are here, proud and happy to be playing among the best teams in Europe at this stage of the Champions League. We want to be the best performers tomorrow while maintaining respect for our opponents. We are talking about one of the best Bayern sides in the club's history. Bayern have injuries but will still have seven or eight world champions on the pitch. We don't care about the players they don't have. We have to focus on the ones that will play."

Pep Guardiola: "We will need two good games to reach the semi-finals. They play an open game, they have physical midfielders but with great quality. That is also their biggest asset. Their individual quality."

Team News


Possible XI: Fabiano; Danilo, Maicon, Martins Indi, Sandro; Casemiro, Brahimi, Evandro, Herrera; Tello, Martinez

Bayern Munich

Possible XI: Neuer; Rafinha, Alonso, Dante; Weiser, Lahm, Thiago Alcantara, Juan Bernat; Muller, Gotze, Lewandowski