On Tuesday Bayern Munich host Barcelona for the decisive second leg of their Champions League semi-final looking to overhaul a three nil first leg deficit.
As well as missing long term absentees Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben, Bayern will be without injured defender Holger Badstuber and left-back David Alaba.
But the focus of many journalists was whether or not Bayern coach Pep Guardiola will stay on at the club or move to Manchester City.
But the Spaniard said: “Boys, I have said it 200 million times that I have one more year on my contract here. Next season I will be here and that’s all there is to it.”
Barcelona travel to Bavaria at full strength and full of confidence having recently moved to the brink of winning the La Liga title.
While Bayern have lost four games in a row, Barca have won their last eight, keeping seven consecutive clean sheets.
And with the attacking trio of Messi, Neymar and Suarez few would bet against the Catalans cruising into the showpiece match of Europe’s top-club competition.