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Bayern Munich predicted lineup vs Villarreal - Champions League

Tom Gott
Nagelsmann needs to come up with something special
Nagelsmann needs to come up with something special / Alexander Hassenstein/GettyImages
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After a surprise 1-0 defeat in the first leg, Bayern Munich have given themselves work to do if they are to overcome Villarreal and make it through to the Champions League semi-final.

They didn't exactly get the best preparation for this game at the weekend, limping to a 1-0 win over Augsburg courtesy of a late Robert Lewandowski penalty.

There will need to be changes for Tuesday's game if Bayern are to be successful, so here's how Julian Nagelsmann could set up.


1. Goalkeeper & defenders

Lucas Hernandez
Lucas should be back / Alexander Hassenstein/GettyImages

Manuel Neuer (GK) - An obvious starter when fit.

Benjamin Pavard (RB) - Enjoying a nice run of form right now and deserves another start.

Dayot Upamecano (CB) - Yet to really live up to all the hype at Bayern but has pulled off some excellent moments.

Lucas Hernandez (CB) - With Niklas Sule feeling unwell, this is the perfect time for Lucas to return from injury.

Alphonso Davies (LB) - Davies is back after his heart issue and his massive threat will be vital to Bayern's chances of victory.

2. Midfielders

Thomas Müller
Muller has been struggling / Alexander Hassenstein/GettyImages

Joshua Kimmich (DM) - Kimmich hasn't been good enough in midfield recently but it's hard to see someone with his quality getting benched.

Leon Goretzka (DM) - Goretzka may need to play a little more conservatively to cover for Kimmich's defensive deficiencies.

Kingsley Coman (RM) - Bayern's best attacker at the weekend and he wasn't even on the pitch for half an hour.

Thomas Muller (AM) - Woefully out of form right now but Muller needs just one moment of magic to make the difference.

Leroy Sane (LM) - Surprisingly deployed on his weaker right side against Augsburg, Sane must return to the left here.

3. Forward

Robert Lewandowski
Lewandowski will be key / Alexander Hassenstein/GettyImages

Robert Lewandowski (ST) - The saviour at the weekend, Lewandowski stands a good chance of being the hero this time around too.

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