Head coach Louis van Gaal has yet to find the perfect formation for Bayern Munich. Can you do better than the Dutchman…
Fans of the Bundesliga giants will be relieved to know that none of their players picked up any serious injuries at the weekend as they prepare to take on Italian giants Juventus.
The Bavarians’ head coach Louis van Gaal opted to let Arjen Robben come off the bench during last weekend’s Bundesliga game, but the tricky winger is expected to be fit enough to start in Tuesday’s clash.
However, fellow attackers Luca Toni and Franck Ribery will not play against the Turin side. Ribery is still sidelined due to a knee injury, while Toni was deemed not necessary for the clash against Juventus and was left out of the match squad. Additionally, midfielder Hamit Altintop will have to watch the match from the stands due to a calf injury.
Van Gaal will be glad to see that Belgian defender Daniel van Buyten is match fit in time for Tuesday’s game. The centre back sustained a facial injury on Friday, but will be able to face the Italians nonetheless.
Bayern have no suspended players ahead of the decisive tie with Juve.
Goalkeepers: Butt, Rensing, Kraft
Defenders: Lahm, Badstuber, Braafheid, Demichelis, Breno, Lell, Contento
Midfielders: Schweinsteiger, Tymoshchuk, Pranjic, Altintop, Baumjohann, Ottl
Forwards: Gomez, Robben, Olic, Klose, Sene
We ask you to leave your choices in the comments feature below using hyphens to separate positions, working from left to right. For example, here is the side that could line up in a 4-3-3 formation:
Butt – Lahm, Van Buyten, Demichelis, Badstuber – Mueller, Van Bommel, Schweinsteiger – Robben, Gomez, Olic
Auf geht’s Bayern!
Stefan Coerts, Goal.com