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Lazio vs Bayern Munich predicted XIs: Confirmed team news and probable lineups

By Dean Smith

Published: 14:34, 14 February 2024

Bayern Munich head to Rome to face Lazio in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie on Wednesday and it could turn out to be a tight battle at the Stadio Olimpico.

Usually so dominant in the Bundesliga, the Bavarians head into this clash on the back of a 3-0 loss to Bayer Leverkusen that has seen the reigning German champions slip five points off the pace.

Thomas Tuchel may need to win the Champions League to save his job come the end of the campaign and his side performed well during the group stage, winning five and drawing one of their six encounters.

Next up is a tricky assignment against Lazio, who are a tough nut to crack on home soil and have suffered just one defeat from their last 15 assignments at the Stadio Olimpico.

Bayern Munich vs Lazio Team news

Lazio can call upon the services of Nicolo Rovella, who is back from a suspension, and he is expected to take the place of Danilo Cataldi in midfield.

Mattia Zaccagni could return to the matchday squad following a toe problem, but defender Patric is still struggling with a shoulder injury and could miss out.

Bayern have a number of absences due to injury, with Kingsley Coman and Serge Gnabry joining Konrad Laimer and Bouna Sarr in the treatment room. Alphonso Davies is also a doubt due to a muscular injury.

Tuchel could opt for more experience in his starting XI and that could see both Joshua Kimmich and Thomas Muller recalled, having both come on as substitutes against Leverkusen last time out.

Bayern Munich vs Lazio Predicted XIs

Lazio (4-3-3): Provedel; Marusic, Gila, Romagnoli, Hysaj; Guendouzi, Rovella, Alberto; Isaksen, Immobile, Anderson

Bayern Munich (4-2-3-1): Neuer; Boey, Upamecano, Min-Jae Kim, Mazraoui; Goretzka, Kimmich; Sane, Muller, Musiala; Kane