Bayern Munich would be without a quartet of absentees for their Super Cup clash against bitter rivals Borussia Dortmund.
The Bavarians will make do without the services of Benjamin Pavard due to an ankle injury he coped up before the opening Bundesliga match when they faced Borussia Monchengladbach.
There are fears in Bayern’s camp that the defender (Pavard) will be out for up to a month. That’s why Josip Stanisic featured in his stead in the Friday opener against Frankfurt.
But Bouna Sarr could play part in an otherwise unchanged backline which means Niklas Sule, Dayot Upamecano and the fit-again left-back Alphonso Davies could feature in the defence.
Corentin Tolisso was absent against Monchengladbach not minding his return to full training following the Coronavirus infection.
But we could yet see the duo at Joshua Kimmich and Leon Goretzka start in midfield since they are Julian Nagelsmann’s preferred choice in the central areas.
Hot prospect Jamal Musiala would be in contention to start for Bayern Munich, but star forward Thomas Muller who is his senior with nearly 14 years may get the nod to operate in the free role.
Germany pair of Serge Gnabry and Leroy Sane would take their place on the wings for Bayern. Kingsley Coman returned to fitness as he made a few minutes appearance against Monchengladbach.
His return will boost Bayern’s attacking options while Robert Lewandowlski should lead the lines upfront while emulating the legendary Gerd Muller, who sadly passed on at the weekend at age of 75.
The Polish star striker has scored 22 goals in 23 outings against his former side Dortmund since leaving the club. But he’s only found the back of the net only one in five DFL-Super Cup matches against BVB.
Bayern Munich possible lineup:
Manuel Newer; Bouna Sarr, Dayot Upamecano, Niklas Sule, Alphonso Davies; Joshua Kimmich, Leon Goretzka; Leroy Sana, Thomas Muller, Sere Gnabry; Robert Lewandowski.