Lokomotiv Moscow vs Bayern Munich Preview

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European champions Bayern Munich continue the defence of their Champions League crown on Tuesday as they head to Russia to face Lokomotiv Moscow.

The German champions kicked off this season’s European campaign with an emphatic 4-0 win over Atletico Madrid last week, before going one better at the weekend with a 5-0 win over Eintracht Frankfurt in the Bundesliga.

Meanwhile, Lokomotiv Moscow can be pleased with their opening night of this season’s Champions League having come from behind to take a point in a 2-2 draw with RB Salzburg.

Lokomotiv Moscow will have to be at their best if they’re to blunt the razor-sharp Bayern attack in this one.

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Team News

Marko Nikolić will be without the services of Dmitri Barinov who is sidelined with a knee injury, while Stanislav Magkeyev, Slobodan Rajkovic and Vladislav Ignatyev are all major doubts for the clash.

Robert Lewandowski is in red hot form this season and will fancy his chances against Lokomotiv Moscow.

For the visitors Alphonso Davies misses out after he left the pitch in tears after picking up an ankle injury early on in the weekend win over Eintracht Frankfurt. The club have since confirmed he’s unlikely to feature for at least six weeks.

Meanwhile, Serge Gnabry misses out after testing positive for coronavirus and summer signing Leroy Sané is also unlikely to feature after picking up a knee injury at the end of September.

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Form

Lokomotiv Moscow have enjoyed a solid start to the season and sit just six points off top spot in the Russian Premier League, although Saturday’s defeat to relegation threatened Rotor has seen them lose ground on leaders Spartak Moscow.

Die Roten look to be getting back to their best after a shaky start to the season. A 4-1 defeat at Hoffenheim in September seems to have acted as a wake-up call for Hansi Flick’s men and they’ve gone on to win every game since.

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