June 21, 2021

LIVE: Bayern Munich vs Atletico Madrid

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Bayern have made one change to their side that beat Arminia Bielefeld in their last outing. Kimmich comes into the fold in front of the back four to replace Serge Gnabry, who misses out tonight after testing positive for coronavirus. Tolisso pushes further forward behind Lewandowski, while Muller shifts out to the right flank. 

ATLETICO MADRID SUBS: Ivo Grbic, Lucas Torreira, Angel Correa, Thomas Lemar, Ivan Saponjic, Vitolo, Mario Hermoso, Miguel San Roman, Juan Manuel Sanabria.

ATLETICO MADRID (4-4-2): Jan Oblak; Kieran Trippier, Stefan Savic, Felipe, Renan Lodi; Marcos Llorente, Hector Herrera, Koke, Yannick Carrasco; Luis Suarez, Joao Felix.

BAYERN SUBS: Javi Martinez, Douglas Costa, Eric Choupo-Moting, Joshua Zirkzee, Jerome Boateng, Alphonso Davies, Bouna Sarr, Marc Roca, Alexander Nubel, Jamal Musiala.

BAYERN (4-2-3-1): Manuel Neuer; Benjamin Pavard, Niklas Sule, David Alaba, Lucas Hernandez; Joshua Kimmich, Leon Goretzka; Thomas Muller, Corentin Tolisso, Kingsley Coman; Robert Lewandowski.

Atletico Madrid were one of the disappointments of the restart last season, losing out at the hands of RB Leipzig. Diego Simeone’s men had performed brilliantly to see off Liverpool in the round of 16, but were in turn stunned by the German outfit to bow out in the quarter-finals. Their LaLiga campaign has been solid, starting the term with a four-match unbeaten run, defeating Celta Vigo 2-0 in their last match. However, Bayern will test their resolve in their European opener.

The defending champions begin their campaign at home, but face a tough test in their opener against Atletico. Bayen were outstanding in their run to the crown last term, dispatching Chelsea, Barcelona and Lyon before beating Paris Saint-Germain in the final. Hansi Flick’s men face a challenge to repeat their feat. They’ve enjoyed a solid start to the new season, reeling off four-straight wins after suffering a 4-1 defeat to Hoffenheim in September. Expect a strong outing tonight.

Good evening and welcome to the live commentary of the Champions League Group A clash between Bayern Munich and Atletico Madrid at Allianz Arena.