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Bayern Munich will play Manchester United on Wednesday night as they look to recover from their slightly lackluster performance in the first leg, as well as a recent rare loss in the German Bundesliga. The Champions League quarter final second leg from the Allianz Arena in Munich will start at 2.45 p.m. ET and can be watched online through free live stream (details below).
Bayern Munich are feeling the weight of expectation on them coming into this game. The German team won the treble last season, and have already secured the Bundesliga crown this season. However, defending their Champions League title will undoubtedly be the biggest challenge facing them this season.
New manager Pep Guardiola has spoken about the pressure ahead of today's game, saying that the team would be unable to deal with an early exit in the quarter finals this year.
Guardiola said: "If we are not in the final this club cannot deal with that. If we are not in the Champions League semi-finals it would be a huge mistake for the new manager."
He added, "They won the treble last season and I have got to be in that situation. If I don't, then it's not so good."
Many had expected Bayern Munich to comfortably win in the first leg at Old Trafford, as Manchester United have had a terrible season, losing regularly, often putting in lackluster performances, and falling way out of the top four in the English Premier League.
However, United were in inspired form in the first leg and Bayern looked out of sorts. United had looked like they might pull off a shock win, but Bayern were able to score and pull the tie back to 1-1.
That should in theory keep Bayern as massive favorites. They have the away goal, and their form at the Allianz Arena has been phenomenal in recent years. United must score, and if they get at least two then a draw in Germany would see them through.
In team news for Bayern, Bastian Schweinsteiger and Javi Martinez are suspended for the tie, while Xherdan Shaqiri is injured.
In addition, Thiago Alcantara, Diego Contento, Tom Starke, Lukas Raeder and Holger Badstuber are all out injured.
Meanwhile, for United Juan Mata is cup-tied while striker Robin van Persie (knee) is unavailable. Wayne Rooney is available even though he is struggling with a toe injury.
Bayern Munich vs Manchester United will start at 2.45 p.m. ET and can be watched online through free live stream by clicking here.