Feb 19, 2014, 2:03 PM EDT
The lineups are set as Arsenal gets set to host Bayern Munich later this hour.
The Gunners will start barely 21-year-old Yaya Sanogo atop their attack, which is otherwise loaded with familiar names. He’s appeared just thrice this year, one in the Premier League, once in Europe and once in a Cup match.
Sanogo came to Arsenal in the summer after scoring 10 goals in 13 appearances for Ligue 2’s Auxerre, the alma mater for Bacary Sagna, Philippe Mexes and Eric Cantona.
#Arsenal team to play Bayern: Szczesny, Sagna, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Gibbs, Flamini, Wilshere, Ozil, Cazorla, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Sanogo
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) February 19, 2014
Over on the Bayern side, it’s a loaded lineup as usual, though Bastien Schweinsteiger and Thomas Muller are a bit surprising on the bench, joined by van Buyten, Rafinha, Pizarro and Contento.
Line up FCB / Aufstellung: Neuer – Dante, Thiago, Martínez, Mandzukić, Robben, Boateng, Götze, Lahm (K), Alaba, Kroos | ^M.Hörwick #AFCFCB
— FC Bayern München (@FCBayern) February 19, 2014
So who’s taking this leg?
- Luiz Suarez surprises Uruguayan cancer patient with video call, brings him to tears 1
- UEFA Champions League preview: Barcelona vs. Bayern Munich 0
- Three things we learned from Juventus vs. Real Madrid 0
- Juventus 2-1 Real Madrid: Tevez penalty lifts Juve over defending champs 3
- Liverpool’s Daniel Sturridge undergoes hip surgery 0
- LIVE – UEFA Champions League semifinal: Can Juventus beat Real Madrid in Turin? 0