Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Bayern travels to Ukraine to meet in the second round match of the Champions League Shakhtar Donetsk at having recovered his best form before a to Hamburg who thrashed 8-0.

In that match Bayern again the same as before the winter break and added ball control, which usually takes in most matches, a great forcefulness.Tomorrow, Pep Guardiola will again have Xabi Alonso, who missed against Hamburg by muscle problems, and Jerome Boateng, who was sidelined through suspension before the Hanseatic team.

Both are regulars in the scheme Guardiola but to be seen whether the Catalan coach makes changes to the team after being razed to Hamburg.Xabi Alonso would have to displace or David Alaba Bastian Schweinsteiger, who formed a double pivot against Hamburg, unless Alaba pass to the left side, at the expense of Juan Bernat.

Bernat is the only player of the Bayern who has played every game so far this season, which could be a reason to give pause.

Boateng's entry would leave the bench to Holger Badstuber or Mehdi Benatia, who reappeared against Hamburg after a year's absence by successive knee injuries. Another alternative for the Brazilian defense is Dante.Go ahead, there could be a change and start without Robert Lewandowski to earn more overflow from the side with the French Franck Ribery.

Shakhtar Donetsk, meanwhile, hopes to Bayern Munich in sheep's clothing, but perhaps enough arguments and Brazilian footballing talent to cause an upset in the first leg of the knockout stages of the Champions League.

The average Ukrainian center Stepanenko, ruled out through suspension, is the only casualty important local, while the Brazilian Bernard is doubt.

The greatest danger of Shakhtar's Brazilian striker Luiz Adriano, top scorer in the first phase of the Champions League with 9 goals, which is attended by a host of compatriots led by Teixeira and Douglas Costa Ilsinho.Ukrainians arrive fresh to the game after two months of winter break, since the league was interrupted in mid-December, and several weeks of preseason on Brazilian soil.


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