- Bayern Munich play host to Villareal in the Allianz Arena in the UEFA Champions League in the quarter-final
- Villareal holds a slight lead over Bayern Munich going into the second leg but should have had a bigger advantage
- Bayern Munich are looking to make home ground advantage count when they host Villareal for the second leg
Bayern Munich have a tough task ahead of them as they welcome Villareal to the Allianz Arena in the UEFA Champions League.
The Yellow Submarines hold a slight one-goal advantage over the German side from the first leg, with the semi-finals insight.
Bayern were far from their best during the first game, while Villareal had numerous chances to put the game beyond doubt, but failed to do so. Bayern coach, Julian Nagelsmann, said he was hoping for more action from his team in the second leg.
Team news for the crunch encounter:
Villareal goes into the game with very few injury concerns. Only Alberto Moreno is unavailable but has been for a long time, while striker Boulaye Dia remains a doubt after struggling with a muscular issue, SportsMole reported.
Bayern, on the other hand, have a few players who will be out of action for the crunch encounter, Bavarian Football Works reported. Nagelsmann confirmed that Niklas Süle, Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, Corentin Tolisso and Bouna Sarr were all unavailable for the game.
What’s at stake for the winner:
A victory for either side will see them face either Benfica or Liverpool in the semi-finals of the tournament. Liverpool holds a 3-1 advantage over the Portuguese side.
Senegal star breaks Liverpool legend's UEFA Champions League record after scoring against Benfica
Senegalese forward Sadio Mané has surpassed Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard's goal scoring record for the club in the UEFA Champions League, Sports Brief earlier reported.
The 29-year-old winger netted Liverpool's second goal in their 3-1 win over Benfica. Mané has now moved to 22 goals in the UEFA Champions League, beating former captain, Steven Gerrard's 21 goal record.
Sadio Mané played a pivotal role on Tuesday night as the Anfield side took a huge step in the first leg of their quarter-final against Benfica in Portugal. Mané has now equalled Manchester United player, Cristiano Ronaldo's record of most goals at the knockout stages of the UEFA Champions League with 13 goals.