Bayern Munich travel to Italy to take on Lazio in the first leg of their 16-Champions League clash. Hansi Flick currently has a massive selection headache to deal with as nearly eight players are out for the crucial fixture.
Thomas Muller and Benjamin Pavard are both out after testing positive for coronavirus, Serge Gnabry, Tanguy Nianzou, Douglas Costa, Corentin Tolisso, and Alex Nubel are all injured. Niklas Sule was a doubt, too, but he makes the starting XI.
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Flick mentioned Jamal Musiala is an option to start, while Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting makes the bench after a not-so-impressive outing in the 2-1 loss to Eintracht Frankfurt.
This is Musiala’s first start in more than three months, while Joshua Kimmich and Leon Goretzka make their comeback in the starting line-up after nearly a four-week break.
Bayern’s defence has their work cut out for them with the threat of Ciro Immobile, who has set Serie A alight with his performances.