Bayern Munich host Copenhagen at the Allianz Arena in one of the final weeks of the Champions League Group stage. Though Bayern have already qualified, Copenhagen is in a three horse race for the final spot in the knock-out stages.
Bayern currently sit top of Group A after four games. The German side have four wins in four games, picking up the maximum 12 points. This leaves Bayern eight points ahead of the nearest challengers Copenhagen and Galatasaray.
In their last five games in all competitions, Bayern have four wins and one loss. In the Second round of the DFB-Pokal, Bayern travelled to Saarbrucken. Thomas Muller opened the scoring in the 16th minute but Patrick Sontheimer equalised in the added time of the first half. Saarbrucken left it late to win it, with Marcel Gaus securing the 2 - 1 win in the 96th minute. Bayern bounced back in the Bundesliga in Der Klassiker. Dayot Upamecano drew first blood in the fourth minute and Harry Kane grabbed his first Der Klassiker hat-trick in the 4 - 0 demolition of Borussia Dortmund.
In the Champions League, Bayern hosted Galatasaray. Kane grabbed a late brace that was enough to grab the 2 - 1 win despite Cedric Bakambu’s 93rd-minute goal. Another Kane brace gave Munich a 2 - 0 lead going into halftime, but goals from Tim Kleindienst and Jab-Niklas Beste drew Heidenheim level. However, Raphael Guerreiro and Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting both scored to grab a 4 - 2 win for Bayern.
The last time out for Bayern was against Koln. Kane grabbed the only goal of the game early on in the 1 - 0 win for Bayern.
Copenhagen sit just below Bayern in second in Group A. In four games, Copenhagen have one win, one draw and two losses which leaves them on four points, equal with Galatasaray and one point ahead of Manchester United.
In their last five games in all competitions, Copenhagen have three wins, one draw and one loss. In the Round of 16 of the Danish Cup, Copenhagen hosted Midtjylland. Rooney Bardghji scored the only goal of the game in the 77th minute for a 1 - 0 win for Copenhagen. Filip Bundgaard Kristensen opened the scoring for Randers but Rasmus Falk equalised for Copenhagen just three minutes later. In the second half, Simen Bolkan Nordli regained the lead for Randers but Viktor Claesson, Jordan Larsson and Victor Froholdt all scored to grab a 4 - 2 win for Copenhagen.
In the Champions League, Copenhagen hosted Manchester United. Rasmus Hojlund gave United the early 2 - 0 lead but Mohamed Elyounoussi and a penalty from Diogo Goncalves meant it was level at halftime. Bruno Fernandes’ penalty gave ten-man United, who had Marcus Rashford sent off, the 3 - 2 lead, but goals from Lukas Lerager and Bardghji gave Copenhagen the 4 - 3 win. Back in the Superliga, Copenhagen couldn’t find the back of the net in a 0 - 0 draw with Brondby.
The most recent outing for Copenhagen was a loss against Viborg. Elyounoussi opened the scoring but Isak Jensen and Alassana Jatta both scored to give Viborg the 2 - 1 win.
Bayern and Copenhagen have only met once in their histories, that being their meeting earlier this year. Lerager opened the scoring for Copenhagen but goals from Jamal Musiala and Mathys Tel gave Bayern the 2 - 1 win.