Bayern Munich will try to earn the points that will confirm their status as group E winners in the Champions League when they travel to Dynamo Kiev on Tuesday night.
While the German giants have yet to make a mistake in Europe with four wins out of four, they slipped up at home on Friday night with a 2-1 loss to Augsburg, with their lead at the top of the Bundesliga now just one point.
Dynamo leads the Ukrainian Premier League due to goal difference but has not yet scored in the Champions League this season and ends up at the bottom of the group.
What time is kick off? Tuesday 23 November, 17:45 (BST)Where is it played? NSC Olimpiyskiy, KievTV channel? BT Sport ESPN (UK), fuboTV (USA)Highlights? BT Sport YouTube channelJudge? Halil Umut MelerWHERE? Mete Kalkavan
Dynamo has a number of injuries to contend with ahead of Tuesday night.
Ibrahim Kargbo, Artem Besedin, Denys Popov, Vladyslav Supriaha and Ruslan Neshcheret will all be absent, with Denys Harmash expected to lead the way.
The Ukrainian side’s main goal threats are Viktor Tsygankov and Vitalii Buyalskyi, who have scored nine and eight league goals respectively this season.
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Dayot Upamecano is suspended while Niklas Sule has returned a positive Covid-19 test, which means that Tanguy Nianzou can be a partner with Lucas Hernandez in central defense.
Serge Gnabry, Jamal Musiala, Eric-Maxim Choupo-Moting and Michael Cuisance must all be isolated after coming into contact with a positive case, while Joshua Kimmich is also still in quarantine.
Kingsley Coman and Marcel Sabitzer carry shocks and are hesitant to play, even though both are in Bayern’s confirmed travel squad. The club’s training problems could give Corentin Tolisso a rare opportunity to play on the edge.
Dynamo Kiev (4-2-3-1): Bushchan; Kedziora, Zabarnyi, Syrota, Mykolenko; Sydorchuk, Shaparenko; Tsygankov, Buyalskyi, Pena; Harmash.
Bayern Munich (4-2-3-1): Neuer; Pavard, Nianzou, Hernandez, Davies; Sabitzer, Goretzka; Tolisso, Muller, Sane; Lewandowski.
Tuesday night will give Bayern the perfect opportunity to bounce back from their surprising defeat to Augsburg last week.
Their advancement to the knockout stages of the Champions League has already been confirmed and just one point will give them first place, and they should have more than enough quality in their ranks to finish the job with one match left, even with some absent.
Forecast: Dynamo Kiev 1-3 Bayern Munich