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Oct 21, 2014 at 7.45pm UK at ​Stadio Olimpico
Roma
1-7
Bayern Munich
Gervinho (66')
Iturbe (29'), Torosidis (56'), Nainggolan (56')
FT(HT: 0-5)
Robben (9', 30'), Gotze (23'), Lewandowski (25'), Muller (36' pen.), Ribery (78'), Shaqiri (80')
Bernat (63')

Preview: Roma vs. Bayern Munich

Sports Mole previews the Champions League Group E clash between German champions Bayern Munich and Serie A side Roma.

Bayern Munich will be hoping to maintain their unbeaten record in this season's Champions League when they travel to Group E rivals Roma on Tuesday.

Pep Guardiola's side head into the match at the top of the table, two points clear of the Serie A side, who have a win and a draw from their first two outings in the campaign.

The German champions have struggled for goals in their opening matches of this competition, though, winning their ties against Manchester City and CSKA Moscow 1-0.

Franck Ribery could be in line for a return to the starting XI, having played the final half an hour of their 6-0 win over Werder Bremen at the weekend.

Pepe Reina is unlikely to travel with the team as he continues his recovery from a calf injury, while Thiago Alcantara remains sidelined after suffering a new ankle ligament tear in training earlier this week.

Meanwhile, the hosts will be keen to avoid a defeat to keep themselves above Premier League champions Man City.

The Italian side are likely to be without Seydou Keita, who missed yesterday's 3-0 win over Chievo after picking up a calf muscle injury while on international duty with Mali.

Kostas Manolas is currently serving a suspension for a sending off in Serie A, but the defender is available for this competition if Rudi Garcia wants to make changes at the back.

These two clubs previously met in the 2010-11 Champions League groups, with both sides winning the home match.

Recent form

Roma: WWWDLW

Bayern Munich: DWWWWW

Possible starting lineups

Roma: Skorupski; Maicon, Manolas, Yanga-Mbiwa, Cole; Pjanic, Nainggolan; Gervinho, Totti, Florenzi; Destro

Bayern Munich: Neuer; Alaba, Boateng, Dante, Bernat; Lahm, Alonso; Ribery, Robben, Muller; Lewandowski

Sports Mole says: 1-2

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