- Bayern Munich trained at the Constant Vanden Stock Stadium on Tuesday night
- They will take on Belgian outfit Anderlecht there on Wednesday evening
- Bayern can officially qualify for the Champions League last 16 by avoiding defeat
Bayern Munich’s players looked like a team on a mission as they trained with steely faces at the Constant Vanden Stock Stadium on Tuesday night.
The Bundesliga leaders currently sit second in Champions League Group B going into Wednesday’s clash with Anderlecht — and that position is unlikely to change.
Only a shock win for Celtic away to PSG coupled with two Bayern defeats would see the Germans slip to third, but they do retain a slim hope of pipping PSG to top spot.
Bayern Munich’s players trained at the Constant Vanden Stock Stadium on Tuesday evening
The Bayern stars looked serious as they prepared for Wednesday’s Champions League game
Tuesday night’s training session seemed very fitness-focused, with plenty of running involved
Bayern manager Jupp Heynckes knows a draw will guarantee progression to the round of 16
Defender Jerome Boateng (centre) wore his game face as he trained alongside his team-mates
Midfielder Arturo Vidal looked equally focused as he limbered up in the centre of the pitch
Bayern need to better PSG’s result this week and then beat the French giants in Munich on December 5.
Manager Jupp Heynckes clearly still believes there is work to do in Group B as he has taken a very strong squad to Belgium.
A star-studded first team including Arturo Vidal, Arjen Robben, James Rodriguez and Robert Lewandowski were put through their paces as they familiarised themselves with the playing surface at Anderlecht’s 21,500-capacity stadium.
Vidal, whose fitness was criticised by Heynckes earlier this month, was seen stretching during a fitness-focused session, which included plenty of running.
Robert Lewandowski could be key for Bayern, having scored 22 goals in 22 games this season
James Rodriguez is also in good form, having produced two assists and a goal in four matches
Thirty-three-year-old Bayern winger Arjen Robben wore shorts and leggings during training
Mats Hummels will hope to continue Bayern’s defensive form – five clean sheets in eight games
Corentin Tolisso is in line to make his third Champions League appearance for Bayern Munich