GELSENKIRCHEN, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 22: James Rodriguez of Bayern Muenchen celebrates after scoring his team`s first goal with team mates during the Bundesliga match between FC Schalke 04 and FC Bayern Muenchen at Veltins-Arena on September 22, 2018 in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. (Photo by TF-Images/Getty Images)

Picking the Best Potential Bayern Munich Lineup to Face Ajax in the Champions League on Tuesday

Bayern Munich will go up against Ajax in their second Champions League group match on Tuesday evening.


The German champions are coming off of the back of a disappointing 2-0 defeat against Hertha Berlin in the Bundesliga on Saturday. It was the first defeat of the season for Nico Kovac's men, who will be hoping that they can back to winning ways against Ajax.


Here's a look at how Bayern could potentially line up for this one.

1. Goalkeeper & Defenders

Manuel Neuer (GK) - The German number one seems to be back to his best after a lengthy injury layoff last season and will retain his place between the sticks.


Joshua Kimmich (RB) - Kimmich has been used in midfield previously, but Bayern should use a back four which will see him start at right-back.


Jerome Boateng (CB) - The experienced centre-back didn't cover himself in glory against Hertha Berlin on Saturday, but he should keep his place given his vast experience.


Mats Hummels (CB) - Niklas Sule started on Saturday, but Hummels will more than likely come back into the side for this one.


David Alaba (LB) - With very little competition at left back, the Austrian is a certainty to start for Niko Kovac's side.

2. Midfielders

Renato Sanches (CM) - Bayern will need to be on the front foot and back in-form Sanches should get the nod ahead of Javi Martinez because of this.


Thiago Alcantara (CM) - Possession will be dominated by Bayern and Thiago's excellent passing will prove to be crucial in midfield.


James Rodriguez (AM) - The Colombian should play in a more advanced position in the midfield three to provide some creativity in the final third.

3. Forwards

Thomas Muller (RW) - Muller was superb off the bench against Hertha, and should get the nod to start over Arjen Robben as a result.


Robert Lewandowski (ST) - The Polish striker has got his season off to a typically prolific start, scoring eight goals in eight games - a sure fire starter up top.


Franck Ribery (LW) - With Serge Gnabry not being able to displace him from the starting XI, RIbery should remain out on the left flank.