Bayern Munich predicted lineup vs Benfica - Champions League

Max Parsons
How many will Bayern score on Tuesday?
How many will Bayern score on Tuesday? / Boris Streubel/GettyImages
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Bayern Munich resume their Champions League campaign on Tuesday night hosting Benfica at the Allianz Arena.

Die Roten are generally in phenomenal form, although had to bounce back from a shock 5-0 thumping at the hands of Borussia Monchengladbach to win last time out. Their heaviest defeat on 43 years didn't faze them, however, as they thrashed Union Berlin 5-2 in the Bundesliga.

They'll look for another big win against the side they dispatched 4-0 in their last European outing. Jorge Jesus' men are third in their domestic league and sit second in Group E in the Champions League, five points behind Bayern at the summit.

Here's who Julian Nagelsmann could opt for to make it four wins from four and secure progression to the last 16.


Bayern Munich predicted lineup

1. Goalkeeper & defenders

Manuel Neuer
Manuel Neuer will captain Bayern Munich once more / Quality Sport Images/GettyImages

Manuel Neuer (GK) - Hasn't missed a second of Bundesliga or Champions League action this season, captaining his side throughout.

Benjamin Pavard (RB) - Hasn't been on top of his game of late and was left out of the starting XI last time out. Could be drafted back in for his experience, however.

Niklas Sule (CB) - With Lucas Hernandez a doubt, Naglesmann's hand could be forced at the heart of defence. Sule could therefore be in line for another start.

Dayot Upamecano (CB) - A substitute last time out, the big Frenchman should be set for a return to the starting XI in place of his injured countryman.

Alphonso Davies (LB) - Who else is always excited to see this absolute machine play football?

2. Midfielders

Thomas Mueller
Unstoppable / Boris Streubel/GettyImages

Joshua Kimmich (CM) - Quite simply one of the best on the planet, Kimmich has featured in all of Bayern's matches this season - already boasting three goals and four assists to his name.

Marcel Sabitzer (CM) - In Leon Goretzka's absence, Corentin Tolisso has started - but it could be Sabitzer's time to shine.

Thomas Muller (AM) - A goal and a hat-trick of assists against Union, the joker in the pack continues to produce - six goals and 11 assists in 16 appearances across all competitions this campaign.

3. Forwards

Robert Lewandowski
Also unstoppable / Boris Streubel/GettyImages

Leroy Sane (RW) - Seems to be thriving under Nagelsmann and is beginning to add consistency to his undoubted quality.

Robert Lewandowski (ST) - Sometimes it's difficult to keep track of Lewandowski's goal tally. So, just to remind you, he's on 19 this season. Yes, that's 19. Already.

Kingsley Coman (LW) - Has had a tough time with injuries and health problems this campaign, but looks to be getting back into his groove. Has bagged in his last two Bundesliga outings.

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