Bayern Munich vs. Manchester United: Date, Time, Live Stream, TV Info, Preview

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Bayern Munich vs. Manchester United: Date, Time, Live Stream, TV Info, Preview
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Manchester United will attempt to complete the impossible on Wednesday as they look to beat Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena in their Champions League quarter-final second leg.

Given little chance before the first leg, the Red Devils put in a strong performance at Old Trafford and could have been forgiven for feeling slightly disappointed with their 1-1 draw. 

Despite conceding the lion's share of the possession in Manchester they had the better chances to score and an early Danny Welbeck goal, shown below, was disallowed. 

Nemanja Vidic's second-half header was cancelled out by Bastian Schweinsteiger's strike, meaning Bayern are still favourites to go through to the semi-finals.

Here's how to catch the action.


When: Wednesday, April 9, at 7:45pm BST/ 2:45pm ET

Where: Allianz Arena, Munich, Germany

TV Info: Live on Sky Sports 1

Live Stream: Sky Go (UK), Fox Soccer (US)


Same Again?

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The key question for David Moyes is whether he implements the same tactics in Germany as he did at Old Trafford.

A distinctly defensive performance paid dividends for United at home, with Bayern's back line seemingly vulnerable to the counter-attack, especially Welbeck's surprising turn of pace.

However, this approach does mean giving up a huge amount of possession. According to Squawka.comMoyes' side had only 35 percent of the ball on Tuesday.

Gifting Pep Guardiola's side this much possession is dangerous, especially with the likes of Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben in the side.

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While the pair's delivery into the box was not particularly good in the first leg they will no doubt come good if they have as much possession again.

They will likely have a genuine striker to aim at this time in the shape of Mario Mandzukic, who should start on Wednesday and could make all the difference. 

Moyes' starting XI will also be altered, not least by the loss of Marouane Fellaini, as reported by the Mirror's David McDonnell:

The Belgian had a torrid time of it last week, as these key stats from the game, via Squawka, show:

Many, including the Guardian's Owen Gibson, were hugely unimpressed with his performance and Moyes may now opt instead for Tom Cleverley in the centre of midfield.


Bayern's Unbeaten Streak Ended

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Bayern may have wrapped up the Bundesliga title in record time with a 3-1 away win over Hertha Berlin two weeks ago, but they lost their undefeated record in the league last time out, as noted by the BBC's Natalie Pirks:

Since claiming the title they have not won a match and they will be without some significant players for Wednesday's clash.

Schweinsteiger is suspended thanks to his late sending off at Old Trafford, as is Spanish defensive midfielder Javi Martinez.

Meanwhile, Thiago Alcantara will likely be missing again as he recovers from a knee injury picked up in Bayern's 3-3 draw with Hoffenheim

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With these players missing in the centre of the park for Guardiola's side, United may be able to pick up some more possession and create more chances.

However, Bayern are still favourites to go through to the semi-finals. The vital away goal means that in all likelihood United will have to win to progress.

The Munich outfit have been strong at home in the Champions League this season, their only defeat coming against Manchester City in the group stages when Bayern had already confirmed their qualification to the knockout stages.

If they score first they will leave United with a mountain to climb. But they are under more pressure than many expected they would be when the draw was made.

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