Bayern Munich vs Lazio Possible Starting Lineups for UEFA Champions League 2023/24

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Bayern Munich must shake off their poor run of form during their UEFA Champions League last 16 tie with Lazio at the Allianz Arena on Tuesday night.

The German giants need to overcome the deficit in Bavaria, having lost the first leg 1-0 in Rome, but Bayern’s recent performances suggest that it will not be easy against the Italian side. The Bundesliga champions slipped back into the title race on Friday night when they conceded a late equalizer in a 2-2 draw with Freiburg and have now won just one of their last five games.

Lazio are also not in top form heading into Bavaria, having lost 1-0 to AC Milan on Friday in a game that saw three of their players sent off. That’s now three defeats in their last four Serie A games, with Maurizio Sarri’s men currently sitting mid-table.

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Thomas Tuchel still has plenty of absences ahead of the midweek game, with Dayot Upamecano suspended after seeing red in the first leg. Matthijs de Ligt missed Friday’s draw with Freiburg also due to suspension, but will return to action on Tuesday.

The Bayern boss’ extensive injury list currently includes senior right-backs Sacha Boey and Noussair Mazraoui both close to returning but still sidelined. Joshua Kimmich is likely to complete the backline again.

Bouna Sarr, Tarek Buchmann, Noel Aseko-Nkili and Kingsley Coman are also out for Tuesday’s game, with Tuchel sweating on the fitness of wingers Serge Gnabry and Leroy Sane.

Mathys Tel may deserve another start for Bayern after a superb strike against Freiburg, while Alphonso Davies returned from the bench on Friday. Harry Kane will lead the line while Jamal Musiala, who also scored last time out, will feature in the forward line.

Bayern Munich predicted Lineup (4-2-3-1): Neuer; Kimmich, Kim, De Ligt, Davies; Pavlovic, Goretzka; Tel, Muller, Musiala; Kane.

Lazio predicted lineup  (4-3-3): Provedel; Marusic, Gila, Romagnoli, Pellegrini; Guendouzi, Cataldi, Alberto; Anderson, Immobile, Zaccagni.

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