Bayern Munich will face Liverpool at Allianz Arena, in Munich, in the Champions League 1/8-Finals second leg. Bayern Munich against Liverpool is always the match with big interest, especially during this season. Review our thoughts on this match here below.
Bayern Munich this year made very big work by chasing their rivals Borussia Dortmund, and now these teams have a similar amount of points. Moreover, they have almost similar amount of scored and conceded goals this season, however, Bayern is a little bit better with 62 scored and 27 conceded goals, while Dortmund has 61 scored and 28 conceded. As a result, the last 9th round of Bundesliga will be extremely interesting and tough for all clubs, especially for those who are fighting for the title. In last 10 matches of the highest German league, they won 9 and lost once against Bayer Leverkusen. At home, they are almost unbeaten, as they lost only one match against Borussia Monchengladbach at the beginning of the season. Bayern finished Champions league Group stage at the first position with the most sensational team AJax in one group.
Very likely, that D. Alaba, k. Coman, L. Goretzka and F. Ribery will miss the match, and for sure A. Robben and C. Tolisso will miss next match against Liverpool due to injuries.
Bayern Munich this season is showing strengths at attacking set pieces, creating chances using through balls and defending set pieces. However, they are weak at stopping opponents from creating chances, avoiding the offside and protecting the lead.
Liverpool is struggling in the second half of the season after the break. They lost their leadership in the Premier League and lost a big 10 points difference in points between Manchester City. After the break, Liverpool lost 2 games and have drawn 5 matches in 12 games in all competitions. As a result, they now stand at a second place with one point difference against City. Liverpool this season is playing best defensive football and has conceded only 17 goals in 30 matches in PL. Liverpool showed very weak football in the Champions League group stage as they lost all 3 away games against Paris SG, Napoli, and FK Crvena Zvezda by scoring 1 and conceding 5 goals. They played absolutely different football at home and won against all at Anfield, which gave them a chance to go further in CL playoffs.
Oxlade-Chamberlain and J. Gomez will miss the match due to injuries.
Liverpool is very strong this season at finishing scoring chances, counter attacks, attacking and defending set pieces. However, they are weak at aerial duels.
In Liverpool first match finished with 0:0 result. Both clubs have troubles in defense and almost all main attacking players were on the pitch, however, match finished with an unpredictable draw without scored goals. Liverpool had more chances to score, as they had 16 goal attempts and 15 free kicks. Bayern had more passes and controlled the ball often, in the total match was very equal and the draw was very deserved for both.