TEAM NEWS: Gomez and Robben benched for Bayern Munich against Marseille

The prolific attackers have been rested, with Ivica Olic instead selected to spearhead the Bavarians' attack, while Thomas Muller will begin on the right wing
Bayern Munich coach Jupp Heynckes has omitted Mario Gomez and Arjen Robben from his first XI to face Marseille in Tuesday night's Champions League quarterfinals clash.

The German giants enter the second leg fixture with a 2-0 aggregate advantage, and the trainer has opted to use the match as an opportunity to give some of his key attackers a rest. Ivica Olic will play as lone striker, while Anatoliy Tymoshchuk is set to start in defensive midfield. Toni Kroos is promoted into a central playmaking position, while Thomas Muller starts on the right wing in place of Robben.

Bastian Schweinsteiger, who was booked in the first leg, misses out, however, having picked up a ban for accumulated yellow cards. And while Kroos, Muller, Jerome Boateng and Luiz Gustavo are just one yellow card from earning a ban, all four have been nominated to play from the start.

Marseille coach Didier Deschamps has made a trio of changes to his starting lineup for the second leg. Steve Mandanda returns to the first XI after serving a suspension, while accumulated yellow cards means that Alou Diarra misses out. The defensive midfielder will be replaced by Benoit Cheyrou.

Brandao has been drafted into Deschamps' attack, relegating winger Morgan Amalfitano to the bench. Meanwhile, Souleymane Diawara, who missed the first leg through suspension, is free of his ban but unable to play due to a serious knee injury.

Kickoff from the Allianz Arena is scheduled for 2:45 p.m. ET.

Bayern Munich (4-2-3-1): Neuer; Lahm, Boateng, Badstuber, Alaba; Tymoshchuk; Muller, Kroos, Ribery; Olic.

Subs: Butt, Rafinha, Contento, Robben, Pranjic, Petersen, Gomez

Marseille (4-2-3-1): Mandanda; Azpilicueta, Fanni, N'Koulou, Morel; Mbia, Cheyrou; Remy, Valbuena, Ayew; Brandao

Subs: Eilton Andrade, Traore, Sabo, Kabore, Amalfitano, Gignac, J. Ayew

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