Bayern Munich will be boosted by the return of three key players as they look to overturn the 4-2 deficit from the first leg at Stamford Bridge a week ago.
Strikers Claudio Pizarro and Roy Makaay have been given the all-clear to play tonight after missing the first leg through injury. Meanwhile, Martin Demichelis, who was suspended for the Stamford Bridge encounter, returns to bolster the Bayern midfield.
Despite their 4-2 defeat at Stamford Bridge last Wednesday, Bayern believe they can defeat Chelsea at the Olympiastadion.
“Our name speaks for itself,” said goalkeeper Oliver Kahn. “On home soil, we have proved that we are one of Europe’s footballing powers. Keeping our concentration and scoring a goal in each half – that is quite realistic for our team.”
“When we show total dedication and absolute desire, Chelsea will feel it,” Kahn added.
“This is the statement we will have to make and which will inspire us perfectly.”
Magath is equally optimistic.
“Our strikers will play, as well as [Martin] Demichelis. I am glad because our successful formation is back on the pitch at last.”
Chelsea manager José Mourinho remains suspended from the bench, but unlike last week at least he will be in the stadium for toonight’s game.
Striker Mikael Forssell, who made his injury comeback in the closing minutes of the first leg, insists that the Portuguese coach will still be an influence.
“The manager has installed a belief in all of the players that we can win everything,” said Forssell.
“That belief will be with us on Tuesday. He knows everything about the game and his tactical nous is unbelievable.”
Mourinho himself warned: “It will be a difficult game. If they score early or if they score late, it will be a difficult game for us.”
Full-backs Wayne Bridge and Paulo Ferreira, midfield player Scott Parker and winger Arjen Robben all remain missing through injury for Chelsea, while striker Mateja Kezman is ill.
Bayern: Kahn; Sagnol, Lucio, R. Kovac, Lizarazu; Salihamidzic, Demichelis, Ballack, Zé Roberto; Makaay, Pizarro.
Chelsea: Cech; G. Johnson, Ricardo Carvalho, Terry, Gallas; Makelele; Tiago, Lampard, J. Cole; Gudjohnsen, Drogba.