"It's too early to talk about a crisis," said Bayern boss Carlo Ancelotti as his side await PSV off colour but still on a record-breaking home winning streak in the competition.
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- Ancelotti insists it is "too early to talk about a crisis" at Bayern
- German champions without a win in three games in all competitions
- Bayern hold the upper hand in the clubs' head-to-head games (W4 D1 L1)
- Hosts on a record run of 13 consecutive UEFA Champions League home victories
- Elsewhere in Group D: Rostov v Atlético Madrid
Bayern: Neuer; Lahm, Boateng, Hummels, Alaba; Thiago, Kimmich, Vidal; Robben, Lewandowski, Müller.
Out: Ribéry (muscle problem)
PSV: Zoet; Brenet, Schwaab, Isimat-Mirin, Moreno, Willems; Guardado, Pröpper, S De Jong; Narsingh, L De Jong.
Out: Hendrix (knee), Locadia (groin)
Carlo Ancelotti, Bayern coach
The players here are very professional and intelligent. They understand the performances haven't been so good recently. I think it's too early to talk about a crisis. Arjen Robben is a fantastic player. He played very well in the last few games and scored two goals. I'm certain he can help the team [in this game]. Every player trained today – Arturo Vidal, Douglas Costa, Juan Bernat and Javi Martínez all trained well. Only Ribéry is missing.
Phillip Cocu, PSV coach
We look forward to playing against such big opponents. We are focused and will go into the game with confidence. We definitely have the chance of talking a positive result back to Holland. Arjen Robben will be a handful for our defenders, but our team is preparing to face Bayern München, not Arjen Robben. Bayern will be desperate to end their winless run, but if we can stay in the game, who knows?
Frankfurt 2-2 Bayern (Huszti 43, Fabian 78; Robben 10, Kimmich 62)
Joshua Kimmich's sixth goal in his last seven outings for club and country was not enough to prevent Bayern drawing a second straight Bundesliga game. Ancelotti had started his tenure with five successive league wins.
PSV 1-1 Heracles (Pereiro 41; Armenteros 39)
PSV drew their third successive match in all competitions and have now failed to win four of their nine Eredivisie assignments this season.
Form guide (all competitions, most recent first)
Reporter's view: Jordan Maciel (@UEFAcomJordanM)
Three points are a must for Bayern if they are to enhance their prospects of topping Group D; as such, I expect them to come flying out of the blocks and take control immediately. PSV will quietly fancy their chances of getting something from this game, but will need to make things difficult for Bayern at both ends – and, most importantly, avoid conceding early on.
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