We bring you the latest form and squad news from Bayern Munich and Villarreal:
Bayern Munich are having a stellar season by their standards and are almost certain to retain their Bundesliga crown. In Europe, they have been somewhat unconvincing in the playoffs away from home, drawing at Salzburg and falling to defeat against Villarreal, two teams considered to be well below their level.
They bounced back with a slender victory against Augsburg on Saturday and look forward to Villarreal’s visit, as the tie yet hangs in the balance. Robert Lewandowski remains top of the UCL goalscoring charts with 12 goals and 3 assists.
Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, Corentin Tolisso, Alphonso Davies, and Bouna Sarr are all out with injuries and may not feature against Villarreal.
Unai Emery’s men are flying high in the Champions League, picking up wins against Juventus and now, Bayern Munich. The Yellow Submarine are developing a giant killer attitude, further underlining the experience of their manager in continental football.
Villarreal have the advantage going into the second leg and will hope to commit everything against a Bayern Munich side known to be lethal at home. They struggle with consistency in La Liga but have produced some fine performances in Europe. Talisman Arnaut Danjuma has been excellent in Europe with 6 goals and 1 assist.
Juan Foyth, Alberto Moreno, Boulaye Dia, and Pau Torres are sidelined with injuries and may not make the trip to Germany.