Bayern Munich head coach Pep Guardiola has handed starts to no fewer than three youth prospects against Augsburg as he vastly changes his lineup with the Champions League quarter-final second leg against Manchester United in mind.
Danish 18-year-old Pierre Hojbjerg starts in midfield for a debut along with Ylli Sallahi in defence, while Mitchell Weiser also starts. Guardiola has also opted for two up front as Mario Mandzukic is joined in attack by Claudio Pizarro in what could be a 3-5-2 formation.
Augsburg: Hitz; Verhaegh, Callsen-Bracker, Hong, Oztrzolek; Baier; Altintop, Holzhauser, Kohr, Esswein; Molders
Bayern: Neuer; Van Buyten, Martinez, Sallahi; Weiser, Schweinsteiger, Kroos, Hojbjerg, Shaqiri; Pizarro, Mandzukic