Porto vs Bayern Munich
Bayern Munich players attend a training session at Dragao stadium ahead of their Champions League quarter-final first leg match against Porto on Wednesday.Reuters

Bayern Munich travel to Portugal to take on Porto in the first leg quarter-final of the Champions League at the Estádio do Dragão.

The Bavarians looked a little shaky during their goal-less draw against Shakhtar Donetsk in the first leg round of 16 of the Champions League.

However, they came back strong in the second leg to record a crushing 7-0 win against the Ukrainian side at the Allianz Arena.

Since then, Bayern have been in fine form recording successive wins in their last five fixtures in all competitions.

Considering their fine form the Bundesliga are expected to easily beat Porto, but Bayern boss Pep Guardiola insists that his side cannot afford to take Julen Lopetegui's side lightly.

"Porto are one of Europe's great teams and they have a really good coach in Lopetegui," the former Barcelona boss told UEFA's official website. "They like to play open football and their front men have a lot of technical ability; that is one of their strongest points – individual quality."

The 44-year-old Spaniard feels that Porto will be a tough opposition due to them possessing so many quality players in their squad.

"They have very good players in midfield like Quintero, Herrera and Casemiro. Herrera is a fantastic player who is having a fantastic season. He looks slow but is very powerful – one of their best players. Brahimi is a great player too."

Meanwhile, Porto will also be hoping to get a positive result against Bayern despite them being the clear underdogs in this fixture.

Porto, whose last appearance in the quarter-finals of the Champions League was in 2008/09, have done very well to reach the final eight this season, topping their group and recording a convincing 5-1 (aggregate) win over FC Basel in the round of 16.

Still Porto are the underdogs against the Bundesliga giants, and manager Lopetegui admits that his side are up against the best Bayern side in the club's history.

"We want to be the main performers tomorrow while maintaining respect for our opponents. We are talking about one of the best Bayern sides in the club's history," Lopetegui told UEFA's official website.

A number of Bayern players will be missing out this fixture due to injuries, but the Spaniard insists that Guardiola's side will still be a very formidable opponent on Wednesday.

"Bayern have injuries but will still have seven or eight world champions on the pitch."

Lopetegui, who admits that his side will not be able to dominate possession on Wednesday, feels that his side have to be excellent on the ball if they want to get a positive result against Bayern.

"Bayern want possession and usually they get it. We have to take good care of the ball, use it perfectly. We have to be great in attack and defence."

Possible line-ups:

Porto: Fabiano; Danilo, Maicon, Martins Indi, Alex Sandro; Casemiro, Herrera, Óliver Torres; Quaresma, Brahimi, Aboubakar.

Bayern Munich: Neuer; Rafinha, Boateng, Dante, Bernat; Xabi Alonso, Lahm; Müller, Thiago, Götze; Lewandowski.

Where to Watch Live

The game is scheduled for an 8:45pm local time (12:15am IST, 7:45pm BST, 2:45pm ET) start, with live coverage on Ten Sports in India. The match can also be watched via live streaming online on Ten Sports Live.

Catch the action live in the UK live on Sky Sports 5 and Sky Sports 5 HD, while viewers can also watch the watch online via live streaming on Sky GO. US viewers can watch the game live on Fox Sports 2 or online on Fox Soccer 2Go. Audience in Canada can watch via live stream on Sportsnet World.

Viewers in the Middle East and North Africa can watch the match live streaming online on beIN Sports Connect, while South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa viewers can do the same on SuperSport online.

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