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Bayern Munich will be playing for full points when they travel to France to face Lille OSC, who is on the verge of being knocked out of the Champions League after losing their first two matches.
Lille manager Rudi Garcia faces a difficult situation after his side lost to FC BATE Borisov. That was followed by a defeat at the hands of Spanish club Valencia, which left the French club at the bottom of Group F.
"We know that we will have to play above our potential and that Bayern will have to play below theirs but, frankly, in a game of football, anything is possible," Garcia told reporters during a press conference.
"This is like a Cup tie, when a little team comes up against a giant. We need to believe in our own chances. That is the only way we can hope to get a positive result," he added.
For Bayern Munich manager Jupp Heynckes, his focus will be to gain full points against Lille and move closer to advancing to the next round.
Heynckes has stated that David Alaba will be available for the match after he was featured in Bayern Munich's league match win on Saturday over Fortuna Dusseldorf.
The Bavarian team will also feature German international Toni Kroos, who will likely start alongside Franck Ribery and Thomas Muller. The trio will look to support Mario Mandzukic up front, who is rumored to start over Claudio Pizarro.
Bayern Munich would be wise not to overlook Lille OSC, as they have yet to secure their spot in the next round, but Heynckes looks to have his team focused for their match Tuesday.
"LOSC are one of the best teams in France, regardless of the league table. They are well organized and have a good structure. Every one of us knows what's at stake," said Heynckes, according to French website Ligue1.com.
Bayern Munich will have to be focused, given that the German club has lost four of their last five away games in Europe.
Kick-off for the match is at 2:45 EDT and can be watched online here.