Bayern Munich are now the clear favourites for the Champions League but Lyon have revelled in their role as underdogs so far this season.” data-reactid=”26″>Bayern Munich are now the clear favourites for the Champions League but Lyon have revelled in their role as underdogs so far this season.
The Germans must beware of falling the same way Juventus and Manchester City did though ahead of the second semi-final.
Hansi Flick’s side is now settled, too, with the Bundesliga champions hoping to return to the final for the first time since 2013.
Robert Lewandowski will hope to make it nine consecutive Champions League games with a goal – a feat only matched by Ruud Van Nistelrooy in 2003 (nine) and Cristiano Ronaldo in 2018 (11).
Here is how you can watch the game on television and on a live stream.
The match will begin at 8pm BST on Wednesday 19 August at the Estádio Jose Alvalade in Lisbon.
The game will be broadcast live on BT Sport 1 and BT Sport Extra 1, as well as BT Sport Ultimate – coverage begins at 7pm.
Subscribers can also stream the match on the BT Sport website and app.
Moussa Dembele’s double off the bench will give Rudi Garcia a decision to make over whether to retain Karl Toko Ekambi alongside Memphis Depay, otherwise it’ll be an unchanged side.
The only real doubt for Bayern is whether Benjamin Pavard has proven his fitness enough to be considered at right-back after returning to light training on Monday, which would send Joshua Kimmich into midfield, likely in place of Leon Goretzka.
Lyon XI: Lopes; Marcelo, Denayer, Marcal; Dubois, Caqueret, Guimaraes, Aouar, Cornet; Ekambi, Memphis
Bayern Munich XI: Neuer; Kimmich, Boateng, Alaba, Davies; Goretzka, Thiago; Gnabry, Muller, Coman; Lewandowski
Bayern Munich: 1/5
Can lightning strike three times? Lyon upset Juventus and Manchester City, but Bayern are a different animal, while it’s incredible to think a third big upset would only grant them a place in the final in what has been one of the toughest runs seen in the Champions League knock-out stages in recent years. Bayern have too much quality to conceive of another upset here and too many options to change it should they find themselves in a hole early on. We’re going for a comfortable Bayern 3-1 win.
Flick urges Bayern to stay grounded after demolition of Barcelona ” data-reactid=”73″> Flick urges Bayern to stay grounded after demolition of Barcelona