UEFA Champions League Preview: Bayern Munich vs Lokomotiv Moscow

Javi Martinez hands Bayern Munich a parting gift with winning goal in 2-1 Super Cup victory

Bayern will host Lokomotiv Moscow in matchday 2 of the Champions League group stage.

Stadium: Allianz Arena

Key Statistics

  • Bayern Munich and Lokomotiv Moscow have previously met in 1995 UEFA Super Cup first-stage,  with the former one coming out as winners.
  • The draw against Salzburg last week was the Russian club’s third time – they have avoided a defeat – in their last 13 outings in the Champions League group stage.

Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich started their Champions League campaign with a 4-0 win over Atletico Madrid last week

They followed up with another emphatic victory in the weekend’s Bundesliga fixture against Frankfurt, this time the scoreline was 5-0.

Robert Lewandowski is currently in the pinnacle of his career after netting 10 goals in Bundesliga this season, currently the top scorer across Europe’s top leagues.

Leroy Sane announced his return after scoring a stunner against Frankfurt, coming off the bench in the second half. Meanwhile, his teammate Alphonso Davies sustained an ankle ligament injury and will be out for around six months. Lucas Hernandez would take up the role of left-back.

Possible line-up

Neuer; Pavard, Sule, Alaba, Hernandez; Kimmich, Tolisso, Goretzka; Muller, Lewandowski, Coman.

Injured players

Alphonso Davies, Serge Gnabry (COVID-19).

Lokomotiv Moscow

Lokomotiv Moscow opened their account in the new Champions League season with 2-2 draw against Salzburg, with Eder and Lisakovich finding the scoresheet.

They ended up as the runners in the Russian Premier League for the last two seasons, while winning the title in 2017/18.

Possible line-up

Guilherme; Zhivoglyadov, Corluka, Murilo, Rybus; Zhemaletdinov, Kulikov, Krychowiak, Miranchuk; Smolov, Eder

Injured players

Dmitri Barinov (knee)


Stanislav Magkeydev, Slobodan Rodjkovic, Vladislav Ignatyev.