Lyon vs Bayern Munich preview: Rampant Bayern have glory in their sights

Lyon vs Bayern Munich
Lyon vs Bayern Munich preview: Rampant Bayern have glory in their sights

Lyon vs Bayern Munich: The Bayern Munich must make the seemingly unthinkable progress to the Champions League final tonight and derail.

So far this season, Bayern won each of its nine matches at European Football Elite.

And the free-scoring Bundesliga champions are boasting confidence after their quarter finals against Barcelona 8-2.

Hans-Dieter Flick’s side have netted 39 goals in Europe during a rampant campaign that has also seen them lift Germany’s DFB Cup.

But Lyon will be no pushovers in Portugal having disposed of the strongly fancied Manchester City last weekend.

The French side, seventh in a shortened League 1 season and a 3-1 city, couldn’t even respond Managing Magazine Pep Guardiola.

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Moussa Dembele climbed off the bench to do the damage after Kevin De Bruyne cancelled Maxwel Cornet’s opener.

Until Raheem Sterling missed a golden chance to level things, He shot the men of Rudi Garcia forward.

And Dembele slammed the tie again after an uncharacteristic mistake from Ederson as the City lapsed with ideas.

Yet while Bayern will hold no fear for Lyon, stopping goal machine Robert Lewandowski (pictured above) could prove to be mission impossible.

He netted in last week’s rout of Barca to take his Champions League tally to a staggering 14 goals this term.

Even if Lyon do manage to subdue 31-year-old Lewandowski, they will still have to worry about the likes of the impressive Serge Gnabry and Thomas Muller.

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And the stunning form of the German giants suggests the safe money is on them to advance to face Paris Saint-Germain in Sunday evening’s showpiece fixture.

Did you know?

The teams are meeting in European competition for the ninth time, with Bayern winning four of the previous eight.

Garcia is looking to become just the second Frenchman to lead a French team to the Champions League final, following Didier Deschamps with Monaco back in 2003-04.

Lewandowski has scored in eight consecutive Champions League appearances for Bayern.

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