Having qualified for the UEFA Cup, there is little pressure on Jan Ceulemans side as they entertain a Bayern Munich team looking to top Group A.
“It should be a spectacular game,” said Ceulemans.
“It’s much more than a friendly as this is Champions League football in front of more than 25,000 spectators and we need to put on a show. They are here for the victory and both sides will go for it.”
Bayern have booked their ticket to the knockout rounds but are keen to win Group A and ensure a home second leg in the last 16.
Meanwhile, Bayern coach Felix Magath is eager to finish top of the group.
“It’s important we have the second leg in Munich as that’s a big advantage,” said Magath.
“All the teams still in the competition will be difficult to play so it’s important we beat Brugge. I’ll be sending out my best side.”
Bayern currently top the group ahead of Juventus on goal difference.
“We’re starting on the basis that Juve will win,” continued Magath.
“Brugge are stronger than Rapid and, while we’ll keep an eye on events in Austria, we need to go into the match thinking that the best thing would be to win by two goals.”
Michael Ballack and Oliver Kahn are fit for the visitors after recovering from minor injuries but Lucio, Mehmet Scholl are both injured while Willy Sagnol is suspended.
Ceulemans admits that he is more concerned with his domestic priorities than with tonight’s match.
“It’s no secret that the games against Genk and Mouscron are more important for us than the Bayern one. But we would like to put on a show for the supporters,” he admitted.
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