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UCL: Bayern vs Atleti

Robert Lewandowski will be the spearhead of Bayern Munich again as Hansi Flick's students begin defending the UEFA Champions League title at home against Atletico Madrid in Group A.

Bayern Munich head coach Hansi Flick explained his tight schedule was the reason why he decided to limit Alphonso Davies' time in favor of Lucas Hernandez. Davies was one of the stars in Bayern's treble triumph in the 2019/20 season, the 19-year-old missed just one out of 35 games after Flick replaced Niko Kovac as manager, but only Playing the full 90 minutes in three of Bayern's six domestic and European missions so far in 2020/21, by contrast, Hernandez made five starts. Hernandez, who officially joined Bayern from Atletico Madrid in the summer of 2019, will face his former club this match. Thomas Müller scored 1 goal from the penalty spot and Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting opened the account for Bayern Munich with a brace as defending champions of the DFB Cup entered the second round thanks to a 3-0 win over 5th place FC Düren at Allianz Arena. Then in the latest round in the Bundesliga, Robert Lewandowski and Thomas Müller scored twice as Bayern Munich overcame the newly promoted Arminia Bielefeld with a jubilant 4-1 at SchücoArena. With Joshua Kimmich absent while waiting for the birth of his first child, Leroy Sane was absent due to a minor knee injury and Alphonso Davies started on the bench, Corentin Tolisso, Kingsley Coman and Lucas Hernandez all won the championship. Enemies empowered to depart. With scoring in his first match against Bielefeld, Lewandowski has now scored against all 18 current Bundesliga clubs. Lewandowski has scored 7 goals in just 4 Bundesliga games in the 2020/21 season and has scored 8 goals in the last 9 appearances. Bayern has currently scored 71 goals in the Bundesliga in 2020.

Atletico reached the quarter-finals last season before clashing current Bundesliga leader RB Leipzig. Diego Simeone's team has finished second in this tournament 2 times in the past 6 seasons but still cannot get better. Atletico are off to an unbeaten start in La Liga this season, winning 2 and drawing 3 - the closest being a 2-0 win over Celta Viga - though that now puts them eighth in the standings by playing less than some of their opponents. Player 2 games. New signing Luis Suarez has been successful with 3 goals and 1 assists in his four games since leaving Barcelona, ​​but attacking colleague Diego Costa has suffered a strain on his thighs. Saul Niguez and Renan could be replaced with Lucas Torreira and Hermoso if they fail to get past their current injuries.