Sevilla FC v Bayern Muenchen - UEFA Champions League Quarter Final Leg One

Bayern Munich vs Sevilla: Vidal & Alba out, Banega returns

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Arturo Vidal and David Alaba will be absent for Bayern Munich as they look to maintain their 2-1 lead and eliminate Sevilla from the Champions League

The recently crowned Bundesliga champions rested their star forward Robert Lewandowski over the weekend and will likely have him return to the side for the decisive second leg at the Allianz Arena.

Also returning are Mats Hummels, Javi Martinez, Thiago, Thomas Muller and Franck Ribery, who were also rested for Sevilla.

One worrying fact that Jupp Heynckes must take into account is that Lewandowski, Joshua Kimmich, Corentin Tolisso, Jerome Boateng and Sebastian Rudy are now just one booking away from suspension.

Meanwhile, Sevilla will welcome the return of midfielder Ever Banega from suspension and the Argentine is expected to start.

Unfortunately for Vincenzo Montella, it appears doubtful that Simon Kjaer will make the squad due to injury he sustained in the 4-0 defeat to Celta Vigo on Saturday.

Also doubtful are Gabriel Mercado and Sébastien Corchia, while Jesus Navas may start as in right-back.

The hero who’s two goals helped eliminate Manchester United in the previous round, Ben Yedder, is one booking away from suspension. Joining him are Correa, Escudero, Mercado & Pizarro.

Possible line-ups

Bayern: Ulreich; Kimmich, Hummels, Boateng, Bernat; Martínez, Thiago, James; Ribéry, Müller, Lewandowski
Out: Neuer (foot), Coman (ankle), Alaba (back), Vidal (thigh)
Misses next match if booked: Boateng, Kimmich, Lewandowski, Ribéry, Rudy, Tolisso

Sevilla: Soria; Navas, Mercado, Lenglet, Escudero; N’Zonzi, Banega, Vázquez; Sarabia, Sandro, Muriel
Out: Kjær (knee)
Doubtful: Carole (muscular), Corchia (groin), Mena (groin)
Misses next match if booked: Ben Yedder, Correa, Escudero, Mercado, Pizarro