Rostov v Bayern: line-ups, where to watch, form guide

"They're one of the best teams in Europe," said Ivan Daniliants, hoping his Rostov side can offer sterner resistance to Bayern than they did in Munich – Carlo Ancelotti does not doubt they will.

Ivan Daniliants hopes Rostov can resist Bayern's advances
Ivan Daniliants hopes Rostov can resist Bayern's advances ©AFP
  • Coach Daniliants says Rostov "didn't play as badly as scoreline suggested" in first Bayern meeting
  • Rostov, who can finish no higher than third, lost 5-0 at Bayern on matchday one
  • Neither side won – or scored – in their most recent domestic games
  • Already qualified, Bayern must win to maintain challenge for top spot in Group D
  • Sven Ulreich set for first start of 2016 in place of injured Manuel Neuer

Possible line-ups
Rostov: Dzhanaev; Kalachev, Mevlja, Navas, Granat, Kudryashov; Gatskan, Noboa, Erokhin; Poloz, Azmoun.
Out: none

Bayern: Ulreich; Lahm, Boateng, Hummels, Alaba; Xabi Alonso, Sanches, Thiago; Müller, Lewandowski, Ribéry.
Out: Coman (knee), Neuer (calf), Vidal (adductors), Martínez (thigh), Robben (muscular problems)
Misses next match if booked: Lahm

Where to watch
Fans can find their local UEFA Champions League broadcast partner(s) here

Rostov coach Ivan Daniliants
Rostov coach Ivan Daniliants©AFP/Getty Images

Ivan Daniliants, Rostov coach
I don't know which line-up Bayern will field, but Bayern are Bayern, they are one of the best teams in Europe. We didn't play as badly as the scoreline suggested in our first meeting.

We started very well [in Munich]. Prior to the first goal, our defensive organisation looked really solid and we didn't allow Bayern to do anything. The difference between the sides was their decision-making and the speed with which they work the ball.

Carlo Ancelotti, Bayern coach
Rostov are a good team tactically and very well organised defensively. They are dangerous on the counterattack and don't give you much space. I am sure it won't be 5-0 again. We'll have to fight to win this time.

Against Dortmund we played with three strikers and we won't change our system. We need to attack well, with pace, but without losing our shape. Rostov played well against PSV and didn't deserve to lose away to Atlético Madrid.

Bayern brush aside Rostov
Bayern brush aside Rostov

Weekend results
Rubin 0-0 Rostov

It is now one win in seven games in all competitions for Rostov after they failed to break down mid-table Rubin.

Dortmund 1-0 Bayern (Aubameyang 11)
Bayern were eight matches unbeaten in all competitions prior to Saturday's trip to Dortmund. This was their first Bundesliga loss in 21 fixtures, a run dating back to March.

Form guide (all competitions, most recent first)
Rostov: DWLLDL
Bayern: LDWWWW

Did you know?
Ancelotti was in charge of the Juventus side that beat Rostov 4-0 away and 5-1 at home in the 1999 UEFA Intertoto Cup – the Russian club's debut appearance in European competition. Read more in our extensive match background.

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