Manchester City face Bayern Munich in a crucial Champions League clash at the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday night. Bayern may have already won Group E but City will be eliminated if they fail to win and CSKA v Roma does not end in a draw. We take a look at the key battles on the field and where the match could be won and lost for either team:
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Vincent Kompany v Robert Lewandowski
Six goals in his first 11 appearances for the Bundesliga champions, Lewandowski may have cost absolutely nothing in the way of a transfer fee but he’s now proving to be absolutely priceless after a slow start to his Bayern career. Man City may wish they could borrow just one player from the Germans’ impressive strike force with such limited option in their injury ravaged forward line.
City captain and stalwart Vincent Kompany is fit again after overcoming a calf injury to see off Swansea on Saturday. City’s form has been inconsistent of late and that’s partly been down to some questionable defending and whoever partners Kompany will presumably have their hands full in keeping Bayern’s explosive forwards.