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With Bayern Munchen missing key players in midfield and full back positions ahead of their visit to Manchester City for the Champions League on November 26, 03:45(GMT+8), Pep Guardiola could use summer signings Juan Bernat and Mehdi Benatia to replace Philipp Lahm and reinforce the roster. The injury crisis at Bayern could boost City's hope, the English side sitting at the bottom of Group E, winless. Can City win without Yaya Toure and Fernandinho though?
Borussia Dortmund have learned to set aside their wobbly domestic form, having won all of their Group D games so far and qualify for the Champions League knockout stage. Travelling to London to face Arsenal on November 27, 03:45(GMT+8), Borussia Dortmund centre-back Sokratis Papastathopoulos’ return from injury could boost Jurgen Klopp's side. Sokratis' qualities could help Dortmund in so many situations, with Mats Hummels out injured. Meanwhile, Olivier Giroud looks set to return for Arsenal.
Chelsea sit three points ahead of Schalke in Group G in the Champions League. Chelsea didn't get all three points when they hosted Schalke in Stamford Bridge after a 1-1 draw. As they meet at the Veltins Arena on November 26, 03:45(GMT+8), Chelsea need to work harder, with Schalke's home form looking sturdy enough to give Chelsea a taste of their first defeat of the season; Chelsea's former boss Roberto Di Matteo could do that.
Miranda injured his left thigh while on international duty for Brazil and will miss Atletico Madrid's UEFA Champions League game against Greek side Olympiakos on November 27, 03:45 (GMT+8) at the Estadio Vicente Calderon. But despite Miranda’s absence, Atletico Madrid are confident they could secure the three points and improve their group standing. In the two teams’ most recent match which was on September, Olympiakos were able to come out victorious via a 3-2 scoreline.
Having qualified for the knockout stages of the Champions League, Real Madrid need not worry that they will face Basel on November 27, 03:45 (GMT+8) without the services of star midfielder Luka Modric, who will be out of action for three months with a thigh injury. They still have Toni Kroos and Sami Khedira, whose tandem work helped Germany win the World Cup. In their recent match-up, the defending champions thumped Basel, 5-1.