AEK Athens vs Bayern Munich Live Stream & TV Channel UEFA Champions League 2018 Full HD
The Bundesliga champions got back to winning ways on Saturday with a 3-1 win at Wolfsburg thanks to goals from Robert Lewandowski and James.
The Colombian stated after the game that “Bayern’s bad patch is over”, and they will now have to prove that with a trip to the Greek capital in the Champions League.
Arjen Robben, who faces a one-game league suspension for his red card in Wolfsburg, is eligible in Europe, and coach Niko Kovac will also be boosted by the welcome return of defender Rafinha at the weekend, allowing cover at full-back after David Alaba went off as a precaution in Wolfsburg.
Fellow defender Jerome Boateng is also back in training and has travelled to Athens, but Franck Ribery has remained in Munich with a back problem.
AEK are back in the Champions League proper for the first time since 2006/07 after beating Scottish champions Celtic and Hungary’s Vidi in qualifying.
The Greek champions currently sit fourth in the country’s Super League after a 2-0 win at Apollon Smyrnis on Saturday.
Viktor Klonaridis is the club’s top scorer this season with six goals in all competitions, but Greece’s Black-Yellows are currently bottom of Group E after losses to Ajax and Benfica.
This is the first meeting between AEK and Bayern, but the Bundesliga champions have won all three previous visits to Athens.
The Munich club’s record against Greek oppositions reads W7, D2.
Bayern are unbeaten in their past six away games in Europe (W5, D1).
Thomas Müller scored twice in Bayern’s 3-0 win against Olympiacos on their last visit to Athens in the 2015/16 group stage.
After going 14 European games without defeat (W4, D10), Athens have now lost back-to-back matches in continental football.
Bayern have won the European Cup and/or Champions League five times (1974-76, 2001, 2013) while AEK’s best finish was the European Cup quarter-final in 1968/69.