Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola restores Mario Mandzukic, Dante and Javi Martinez to his starting XI for this afternoon's clash with Augsburg.
Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola has made four changes to his starting XI for this afternoon's Bundesliga clash with Augsburg.
Guardiola has decided to restore Dante and Jerome Boateng in central defence as Bayern go in search of a record-breaking 37th unbeaten game in the league, with Diego Contento and Daniel van Buyten dropping out.
Javi Martinez is preferred to Bastian Schweinsteiger in central midfield, with the German international not considered fit enough for a place on the bench.
Mario Mandzkuic also returns in attack after scoring the winning goal against Viktoria Plzen in midweek, with Thomas Muller making way for the Croatian striker.
Arjen Robben is left on the bench as he continues to nurse a groin injury, allowing Mario Gotze to keep his place in an advanced wide role.
Augbsurg, meanwhile, have made a surprising change in attack for the trip to Bavaria, with top scorer Andre Hahn pushed further forward to lead the line and Sascha Molders dropped to the bench.
Bayern: Neuer, Alaba, Dante, Boateng, Rafinha, Lahm, Martinez, Ribéry, Götze, Kroos, Mandzukic
Augsburg: Hitz, Verhaegh, Klavan, Vogt, Altintop, Baier, Werner, Moravek, Callsen-Bracker, Hahn
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