Heynckes refuses to gamble over line-up

Bayern Munich coach Jupp Heynckes has promised to field his strongest side for the Champions league quarter-final second leg against Marseille tonight despite taking a two-goal advantage into the home tie.

Bayern claimed a 2-0 lead in the first leg at the Stade Velodrome and had their confidence boosted further with a Bundesliga win over Nurnberg in the Bavarian derby at the weekend, while Marseille enjoyed a break after their match against Montpellier was postponed. Although Toni Kroos, Thomas Muller, Luiz Gustavo and Jerome Boateng all face suspension if they receive a yellow card in the clash at the Allianz Arena, Heynckes claims he will not be deterred from naming them in his starting line-up.

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Heynckes said: “I think we have very intelligent players in our team who know how to behave on the field. Of course we have a psychological advantage from the result of the first leg, but against Dortmund [when they came from behind to win 3-2], Marseille proved what they could do in the Champions League.”