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UEFA Champions League

  • 3 April 2012
  • • 19:45
  • • Allianz-Arena, München
  • Referee: S. Moen
  • • Attendance: 66000

Bayern München win Aggregate 4 - 0

Bayern Munich - Marseille Preview: Bavarians looking to wrap up place in the semi-finals of the Champions League

Didier Deschamps' men visit the Allianz Arena on Tuesday, facing the uphill task of overcoming a two-goal deficit from the first leg in France against the Bavarian giants



Lahm, Boateng, Badstuber, Alaba
 Luiz Gustavo, Kroos
Robben, Muller, Ribery


 Azpilicueta, Fanni, N'Koulou, Morel
  Cheyrou, M'Bia, Amalfitano
 Valbuena, Remy, A. Ayew


Bayern Munich will have to do without vice-captain Bastian Schweinsteiger, who is serving a one-game suspension after picking up a yellow card in the first leg. Daniel Van Buyten is also sidelined after picking an injury against Borussia Monchengladbach in January.

Toni Kroos, Jerome Boateng, Luiz Gustavo and Thomas Muller will incur a suspension if they are booked on Tuesday.

For Marseille, Steve Mandanda is set to return to the first team after serving his one-match ban for the first leg, but Souleymane Diawara will not be able to recover in time for the game against Bayern Munich.

Alou Diarra is suspended for the second leg, while Andre Ayew will have to once again play through the pain barrier as he is postponing surgery on his shoulder until the end of the season.

The Ghanaian will have to be careful not to pick a booking on Tuesday, together with Stephane M'Bia, Jeremy Morel and Morgan Amalfitano, as it will result in a ban for Marseille's next game in the Champions League.

  • Bayern Munich have won their last nine home games in all competitions, scoring 32 and conceding four goals.
  • The Bavarians have committed 140 fouls in this season's edition of the Champions League; the most of any other team in the quarter-finals. 
  • Mario Gomez has scored 38 goals in his last 41 games for club and country.
  • Marseille have won in Germany this season, beating Borussia Dortmund 3-2.
  • Didier Deschamps was part of the Juventus team that lost the 1998 Champions League final to Jupp Heynckes' Real Madrid.

Players to watch

F. Ribéry

Position: Midfielder

Games: 3

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The Frenchman was rested against Nurnberg on Saturday, and will be keen to impress after a relatively quiet performance against Olympique de Marseille in the first leg. Last time he played in a Champions League home game he grabbed a trio of assists.

S. Mandanda

Position: Goalkeeper

Games: 0

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Mandanda will be keen to impress after sitting out the first leg with suspension. His superb reflex saves and remarkable instincts could prove crucial in keeping the Bavarian juggernaut quiet in Munich.

Editor's Prediction

Bayern Munich have been in superb form at home in recent times, and with Olympique de Marseille having much bigger worries than the Champions League, it is hard to overlook the Bavarians as favourites.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Bayern München

Olympique Marseille


Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

FC Bayern München FCB
FC Bayern München Bayern München
Olympique de Marseille OM
Olympique de Marseille Olympique Marseille

Top 3 Predictions

FC Bayern München FCB
3 - 0
Olympique de Marseille OM
FC Bayern München FCB
2 - 0
Olympique de Marseille OM
FC Bayern München FCB
3 - 1
Olympique de Marseille OM