Salzburg and Bayern Munich meet in the UEFA Champions League round of 16 first leg on Wednesday.
Salzburg clinched their place in folklore by becoming the first Austrian side to make it through to the knockout stage in the UEFA Champions League era and nine of their ten group stage points came at Stadion Salzburg. That impressive home record will face its sternest test yet, however, when a Bayern side that won all six games in their section for the second time come to town.
Salzburg: Köhn; Kristensen, Solet, Wöber, Ulmer; Camara; Capaldo, Aaronson, Seiwald; Okafor, Adeyemi
Bayern: Ulreich; Pavard, Süle, Hernández; Gnabry, Kimmich, Tolisso, Coman; Müller, Sané; Lewandowski
What the coaches say
Matthias Jaissle, Salzburg coach: “We know that we are playing against maybe the world’s best team at the moment, and that we are clear outsiders. Nevertheless, we want to be brave and try to bring our style of football onto the pitch. It won’t be easy, but we’ll try […] The team has made history [reaching the last 16]. The boys should go into the game tomorrow with a hard-earned self-confidence.”
Julian Nagelsmann, Bayern coach: “We’re heading into an exciting part of the season. We want to build on our performances in the group stage. We will be playing in front of 30,000 fans, which we haven’t done in a while. It will be a great Champions League night.”
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