With having his side already qualified, Bayern Munich has no reason to sweat over Atletico Madrid’s match
will stay at Munich following their Tuesday Champions League away match against
, has sustained an unspecified injury, while it appears 34-year-old Neuer has been rested.
The German manager also confirmed
will remain in Germany following their injury, as well as long-termed absentees
Bayern Munich secured an early qualification with a 3-1 win over
last week, which was their fourth win out of their four Champions League matches this season. While
side have bagged just five points from the same number of games, just two points more than third-place
Bayern has a 24-match undefeated home run in the Champions League, and a win is essential to equal their longest run of consecutive away wins in the competition of seven.
"It will be a challenge for all of us," he said. "The team is second in LaLiga and they have the best defence and the second best offence.
"The coach has been working for this team for years and is always taking it to a new level. It is a pleasure for us to play against Atletico in Madrid.
"The team that copes best with the conditions will be successful. We take it seriously when a player is not 100 per cent fit. The squad for Madrid is selected so that every player is 100 per cent fit.
"There will be important games in the next two and a half weeks so we have to stay on the ball."
Flick revealed 24-year-old
will start in goal, who joined the club on a free transfer from Schalke ahead of the 2020-21 season. He kept a clean sheet in the only game he featured this season in Bayern's 3-0 DFB-pokal win over
, though, expects him to show his potential.
"It will be that Alexander plays,"
"He shows his quality in training and now he can show his quality in the Champions League."