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Bayern vs Salzburg 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 second leg between Bayern and Salzburg.

Leroy Sané in high spirits at training ahead of the return
Leroy Sané in high spirits at training ahead of the return FC Bayern via Getty Images

Bayern and Salzburg meet in the UEFA Champions League round of 16 second leg on Tuesday 8 March.

Bayern vs Salzburg at a glance

When: Tuesday 8 March (21:00 CET kick-off)
Where: Fußball Arena München, Munich
What: UEFA Champions League round of 16 second leg
How it stands: Level at 1-1 after the first leg
How to follow: Build-up and live coverage will appear here

Where to watch Bayern vs Salzburg on TV

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

What happened in the first leg?

Highlights: Salzburg 1-1 Bayern
Highlights: Salzburg 1-1 Bayern

Salzburg so nearly pulled off an almighty shock. Chikwubuike Adamu came off the bench to give the Austrian champions the lead midway through the first half and they stood firm until the final minute of the 90. Kingsley Coman was the man to break Salzburg hearts, though the tie remains evenly poised.

Starting line-ups

Bayern: Neuer; Pavard, Süle, Hernández; Gnabry, Kimmich, Musiala, Coman; Sané, Müller; Lewandowski

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

Away goals rule abolished

There has been a rule change for 2021/22: ties level after the second leg will go to extra time and a penalty shoot-out if required, irrespective of the number of away goals a team has scored.

Form guide

Bayern
Since first leg (all competitions, most recent first): DWW
Where they stand: 1st in German Bundesliga

Salzburg
Since first leg: WDW
Where they stand: 1st in Austrian Bundesliga, Austrian Cup semi-finals

Expert predictions

Jordan Maciel, Bayern reporter
Bayern are in the driving seat in this tie but have been very much off pace in recent weeks, including during the reverse fixture in Salzburg. With just one clean sheet in their last seven matches, Julian Nagelsmann will be hoping the return of captain Manuel Neuer can provide some much-needed stability to a defence lacking in confidence of late.

Round of 16, 1st legs: Best goals
Round of 16, 1st legs: Best goals

Jürgen Baumgartner, Salzburg reporter
The first leg proved that Salzburg can compete with Bayern. The Austrian champions' speed and passion troubled the Munich giants, and Matthias Jaissle's men will be eager to display those qualities again. Fresh from a straightforward 4-0 win against Altach on Saturday, Salzburg will travel with renewed confidence as well – and although their task in Germany will be huge, they look ready for anything as they dream of pulling off a sensational upset.

What the coaches say

Julian Nagelsmann, Bayern coach: "It's a special game and we have high expectations for ourselves. I'm confident that every player knows how important this game is. Salzburg will look to defend high up the pitch. They have had several players out recently, which has affected how they could train. They looked a bit tired towards the end of the last meeting, which means we will need to keep the tempo high."

Matthias Jaissle, Salzburg coach: "It’s going to be really tough and it’s clear who the favourites are. Even so, we’ll be going into the game with confidence. We want to reward ourselves for a great season so far."