Bayern Munich vs. CSKA Moscow: Lineups

Alex Grimm

Injuries have dictated a bit of a shake-up for Bayern, while CSKA aren't lining up like a team that's scared of the defending champions.

Bayern Munich are still dealing with an injury crisis in the center of midfield and will start Philipp Lahm out of position there once again. He's fared well in his new role, but Bayern will be a bit concerned at having to start Rafinha against quality opposition.

CSKA Moscow have picked a very attacking lineup, apparently unfazed by the weapons Bayern is going to be throwing at them. Their midfielders, wingers and forwards are very interchangeable and haven't been put in set roles so far this season, so guessing their exact formation and the way their attackers will be aligned isn't easy. Don't be shocked if Ahmed Musa is actually playing center forward, with Vitinho playing wide. CSKA has played both players in both positions this season,.

Bayern Munich lineup (4-2-3-1): Manuel Neuer; David Alaba, Dante, Jerome Boateng, Rafinha; Philipp Lahm, Toni Kroos; Franck Ribery, Thomas Müller, Arjen Robben; Mario Mandzukic

CSKA Moscow lineup (4-2-3-1): Igor Akinfeev; Georgi Schennikov, Sergei Ignashevich, Vasili Berezutski, Kirill Nababkin; Pontus Wernbloom, Steven Zuber; Aleksandrs Cauna, Keisuke Honda, Ahmed Musa; Vitinho

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