Champions League: Bayern Munich Host Familiar Foes Manchester City

Bayern Munich sit joint top of the Bundesliga after three matches but they have a lengthy injury list going into their first European match. The teams will face each other for the fourth time in five years.

updated: September 16, 2014 09:43 IST
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Confident Stride: Franck Ribery's return after an injury lay-off will bolster Bayern against City.


Munich: For the fifth time in four years, European giants Bayern Munich and Manchester City will play each other in the Champions League group stages.

The opening game in Group E on Wednesday sees the German and English champions meet in Munich's Allianz Arena, where City came back from two goals down to win 3-2 in their final group game last December. (Complete coverage of Champions League)

While City went on to lose to Barcelona in the last 16, group winners Bayern were hammered 5-0 over two legs by eventual winners Real Madrid in the semi-finals.

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