While Inter have freshened things up the same applies to Bayern but to an even greater extent.
First of all this is the line up chosen by Louis Van Gaal to play in the Champions League Final.
Bayern Munich (4-2-3-1)
Butt; Lahm, Van Buyten, Demichelis, Badstuber; Van Bommel, Schweinsteiger; Robben, Muller, Altintop; Olic.
In defence only Philipp Lahm can be expected to start in the same position as he played last May. Goalkeeper Hans-Jorg Butt has been replaced by Thomas Kraft a 22 year old goalkeeper brought through the Bayern youth system. However, Kraft did suffer an head-injury against Mainz on the weekend and was replaced by Butt and so there is a possibility that we will see the veteran return on Wednesday.
There have been big changes at centre back. Martin Demichelis finally wore out his welcome and moved to Malaga during the January transfer window. Daniel van Buyten has not made a first team appearance since December.
Holger Badstuber started at left back in the final but has been exclusively used in the centre of defence this season.
His partner will surprise many. Anatoly Tymoshchuk who was signed as a defensive midfielder before Van Gaal arrived is currently being transformed into a centre back – or at least the attempt is being made.
The experiment has been to say the least challenging but Van Gaal shows no signs of throwing in the towel.
Danijel Pranjic has bounced around a number of positions this season but lately he has had a run at left back.
Schweinsteiger has on occasion played in a more advanced midfield role but Van Gaal will probably play him in the deeper role that he played so effectively last season.
His partner in front of the back four may be Gustavo a recent recruit from Hoffenheim. It was thought that the Brazilian would play at centre back but his starts so far have been at left back (an original position for him) or as a defensive midfield player.
Last May Altintop took the place of Franck Ribery who missed the final through suspension. Ribery has also had his appearances limited on account of injuries this season. Bayern are optimistic that he will start as will his partner on the opposite Arjen Robben will both be available.
Ivica Olic was a big reason why Bayern Munich got to the last two in the 2010 Champions League but he has been a long term casualty this season.
Under the radar has flown the much maligned Mario Gomez who is enjoying a terrific season. With 27 goals in 31 games for Bayern this season in all competitions Gomez finally has the look of a player who cost Bayern Munich a lot of money in 2009.
Possible line-up – Bayern Munich (4-2-3-1)
Kraft; Lahm, Tymoshchuk, Badstuber, Pranjic; Schweinsteiger, Gustavo; Robben, Muller, Ribery; Gomez
It is again Inter versus Bayern Munich but with the number of changes in the last nine months we can expect to see some very different things over the two legs.
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