It's a tough battle for Group A, with Manchester City, Bayern Munich and threatening dark horse candidate SSC Napoli all looking strong. This week, City and Bayern Munich face off for a shot at the top of the group, both sides coming off of shutout victories in league play this weekend.
Coming into Tuesday night's matchup in Munich, it is Jupp Heynckes' side with the advantage in Champions League competition experience, home field and with the sole Group A victory so far, after their 2-0 triumph over Villarreal in the opening round. The German side has a stellar home record against English visitors—their sole defeat in 15 matches came in 1993 at the hands of Norwich City. But Champions League newcomers City will be no slouches with the likes of David Silva, Sergio Agüero and Edin Dzeko ready to break through Bayern's tough defense.
Read on for projected lineups, injury reports, match-day considerations and more.