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Bayern, Blues set for grudge match


With playmaker Thiago Alcantara, who cost Bayern 25 million euros (US$33 million) from Barcelona last month, out injured, Guardiola is likely to start with Mario Goetze and Toni Kroos in the central midfield roles, flanked by wingers Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery.

Mourinho has used a 4-2-3-1 formation so far, rotating his strikers each time, with Fernando Torres, Demba Ba and rising German star Andre Schuerrle all having started up front.

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