Guardiola: Bayern must set out to beat CSKA

The Spanish coach admitted he could rest some first-team players for the clash but maintains they are aiming to get all three points against the Russian side

Pep Guardiola has promised his Bayern Munich team will set out to get all three points from their final Champions League group stage clash with CSKA on Wednesday.

Bayern have already secured their place at the top of Group E heading into the last game, while CSKA sit level on five points with Roma and Manchester City. The Russian side need to record their first ever win in Germany and hope the other match in Rome finishes a draw or for City to win if they are to secure second place and a spot in the last 16.

While Guardiola has admitted that he is likely to rest several players after his side’s intense and narrow win over Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday, but is aiming to pick up all three points to ensure they end the first round on a high.

“Football is our profession. We have to give everything and play against all opponents with lots of respect,” he told reporters.

“I don’t know how many changes I will make with my team. We will see during training session. But some of my players are quite tired after the game against Leverkusen in the Bundesliga.

“CSKA still have the chance to qualify, so I am sure they will try everything to win the game against us. We will play the game to win it. This will be our focus and we must not think about our opponents’ situation.”

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