Bayern Munich host Inter Milan in the final round of the Champions League group stages.
Both teams have already qualified for the round of 16, but would be looking to end on a high note.
Bayern will be aiming for the perfect record having won their previous 5 UCL games. While their league form is slowly improving, the Bavarians have excelled in the Champions League despite their domestic inconsistency.
However, winning against Inter won’t be a simple task. The Nerazzurri are unbeaten in their last 7 games in all competitions. Historically, Bayern narrowly edge them having won 3 games while the Italian side have outsmarted the Germans twice.
Bayern Munich vs Inter Milan confirmed lineups
Bayern Munich XI (4-2-3-1): Ulreich; Mazraoui, Upamecano, Pavard, Stanišić; Kimmich, Gravenberch; Coman, Sabitzer, Mane; Choupo-Moting
Inter Milan (3-5-2): Onana; Darmian, De Vrij, Acerbi; Bellanova, Barella, Asllani, Gagliardini, Gosens; Correa, Martinez
State of play
For Bayern Munich it’s a chance at group-stage perfection, while Inter Milan will see it as an opportunity for revenge. Those are the stakes when the two powers meet in their Group C finale, having already qualified to the Round of 16 from the so-called ‘Group of Death’ also featuring FC Barcelona.
Winners of all five of their group matches so far, Bayern are guaranteed to advance as group winners and a top seed in the Round of 16 draw on Monday. One of those victories was a tidy 2-0 win on Inter’s home turf at the San Siro, with Leroy Sane proving the matchwinner.
That’s a result that second-place Inter will be seeking to avenge when they travel to the Allianz Arena five points behind Bayern. A victory and a draw against big-spending Barcelona were the decisive results that saw the Italian club mathematically clinch a spot in the knockout stage.
Both clubs promise to make some noise in the upcoming rounds of the competition with 2020 champions Bayern reaching the quarterfinals last season before suffering an upset at the hands of Villarreal. Inter, champions in 2010, bowed out in the Round of 16 of the same edition against eventual finalist Liverpool.