Bayern Munich: Three things to watch for against Dynamo Kyiv

Thomas Muller can reach one CL milestone when Bayern Munich host Dynamo Kyiv.(Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)
Thomas Muller can reach one CL milestone when Bayern Munich host Dynamo Kyiv.(Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images) /

Bayern Munich hosts Dynamo Kyiv for their second match of the 2021/22 UEFA Champions League group stage. After defeating Barcelona in their opening match, Die Roten will be in search of another three points to further cement their lead at the top of the group. Their opponents enter this match in fantastic form as they have gone undefeated in the Ukrainian Premier League so far this season. This promises to be another exciting Champions League fixture at the Allianz Arena. Here are three things to watch for ahead of Wednesday’s match.

Undefeated Form

Bayern and Dynamo Kyiv have yet to lose a competitive fixture this season. Both clubs are currently top of their respective domestic leagues and have started the 2021/22 campaign in fantastic form.

Dynamo Kyiv held Benfica to a scoreless draw in their opening Champions League match. Since then, they have won their last two league fixtures. Bayern likewise has won all of their league fixtures following their first Champions League match which was a 3-0 win over Barcelona. On Wednesday, one of these two clubs could see their undefeated run of form come to an end.

Thomas Muller nearing 50 UCL goals

Muller’s 50th Champions League goal could occur in this match. He currently has 49 career goals in the competition and is just one goal away from becoming just the eighth player in Champions League history to reach the 50 goal mark.

If he does indeed score his 50th goal then he will be level with legendary striker Thierry Henry who has 50 career goals. Looking further ahead, Ruud van Nistelrooy is at 56 goals and could be possibly caught by Muller as well this season.

Muller has scored three goals in his last five appearances for Bayern and enters this match in very good form. He scored against Barcelona in the 3-0 win which opened his Champions League goal account for the season. On Wednesday, he will look to make it two goals in consecutive matches in the Champions League with the second goal being a historic one of the Bayern veteran.

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Road troubles for Dynamo Kyiv

Last season’s Champions League group stage campaign saw Dynamo Kyiv lose two of their three away fixtures. They lost 2-1 to Barcelona and 3-0 to Juventus. Although they were able to earn a point away at Ferencvaros, it was not a strong showing away from home against the two prominent clubs in their group.

Dynamo Kyiv will certainly be tested by Bayern on Wednesday but they should be motivated to improve upon their third-place finish from last season’s group stage. With Barcelona’s up and down form to start the season, the two other clubs in the group may see a possibility of pulling off a second-place finish.  If they can pick up at least a point in this match, it could allow them to continue to pursue finishing second in the group.