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Salzburg vs Bayern Champions League round of 16 preview: Where to watch, predicted line-ups, squad changes

When is it? How can you watch it? What are the possible line-ups? All you need to know about the UEFA Champions League round of 16 first leg between Salzburg and Bayern.

See what's in store when Salzburg meet Bayern in the UEFA Champions League last 16.
Salzburg vs Bayern: Round of 16 head-to-head

Salzburg and Bayern meet in the UEFA Champions League round of 16 first leg on Wednesday 16 February.

Salzburg vs Bayern at a glance

When: Wednesday 16 February (21:00 CET kick-off)
Where: Stadion Salzburg, Salzburg
What: UEFA Champions League round of 16 first leg (second leg 8 March)
Who: Group G runners-up Salzburg vs Group E winners Bayern
How to follow: Build-up and live coverage will appear here

Where to watch Salzburg vs Bayern on TV

Fans can find their local UEFA Champions League broadcast partner(s) here.

What do you need to know?

Watch every Salzburg group stage goal
Watch every Salzburg group stage goal

Salzburg clinched their place in folklore by becoming the first Austrian side to make it through to the knockout stage in the UEFA Champions League era and nine of their ten group stage points came at Stadion Salzburg. That impressive home record will face its sternest test yet, however, when a Bayern side that won all six games in their section for the second time come to town.

Possible line-ups

Salzburg: Köhn; Kristensen, Solet, Wöber, Ulmer; Camara; Capaldo, Aaronson, Seiwald; Okafor, Adeyemi

Bayern: Ulreich; Pavard, Süle, Hernández; Gnabry, Kimmich, Tolisso, Coman; Müller, Sané; Lewandowski

Form guide

Salzburg
Since Matchday 6 (all competitions, most recent first)
: WWW
Where they stand: 1st in Austrian Bundesliga, Austrian Cup semi-finals

Every Bayern group stage goal
Every Bayern group stage goal

Bayern 
Since Matchday 6
: LWWWLWWW
Where they stand: 1st in German Bundesliga

Expert predictions

Jürgen Baumgartner, Salzburg reporter
Salzburg are the ultimate underdogs but can draw encouragement from Bochum's Bundesliga defeat of Bayern on Saturday. Indeed, Salzburg have similar qualities to Bochum: lightning-fast attackers and a team that plays with great intensity on the pitch. With their 2-1 comeback win at Rapid Wien on Friday, the Austrian champions have added confidence; throw a sold-out home crowd into the mix and anything is possible.

Jordan Maciel, Bayern reporter
Bayern are clear favourites in this tie but have yet to fully click under Julian Nagelsmann. The Bundesliga leaders were humbled in a 4-2 defeat at newly promoted Bochum on Saturday and are without several key players in Manuel Neuer, Alphonso Davies and Leon Goretzka. Defensive fragility and a lack of depth is a concern as we enter the business end of the season, though the German champions can draw inspiration from the 6-2 win on their only previous visit to Salzburg last season.

What the coaches say

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Matthias Jaissle, Salzburg coach: "We know that we are playing against maybe the world's best team at the moment, and that we are clear outsiders. Nevertheless, we want to be brave and try to bring our style of football onto the pitch. It won't be easy, but we'll try [...] The team has made history [reaching the last 16]. The boys should go into the game tomorrow with a hard-earned self-confidence."

Julian Nagelsmann, Bayern coach: "We're heading into an exciting part of the season. We want to build on our performances in the group stage. We will be playing in front of 30,000 fans, which we haven't done in a while. It will be a great Champions League night."

Squad changes

Salzburg
In: Sékou Koïta, Samson Tijani, Ignace Van Der Brempt
Out: Kilian Ludewig, Bryan Okoh

Bayern
In: Jamal Musiala**, Lucas Copado*, Arijon Ibrahimovic*, Johannes Schenk*, Gabriel Vidović*, Paul Wanner*
Out: Mickaël Cuisance, Manuel Kainz, Lukas Schneller

*Registered to List B. Each club is entitled to register an unlimited number of players on List B during the season. The list must be submitted by no later than 24.00CET on the day before the match in question.

**Moved from List B to List A.