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Robben back as Bayern eye last 16

FORMER European champions Bayern Munich and Inter Milan will bid to book their places in the Champions League knockout stages in the fifth round of group matches tonight.

Bayern need a draw against Villarreal, who have lost all four games in Group A, with a win over the struggling Spaniards enough to guarantee top spot.

Dutchman Arjen Robben returns for the Germans after a period on the sidelines.

"I have to get Arjen up to speed as quickly as possible. He needs match practice. Of course he'll play from the beginning," said Bayern coach Jupp Heynckes.

Robben made his comeback from injury in Saturday's 1-0 loss to Borussia Dortmund, but was largely ineffective after a season marred by back and groin problems.

Claudio Ranieri's Inter need a draw at Turkey's Trabzonspor, who upset them 1-0 in their first meeting in Italy, to be sure of joining neighbours AC Milan in the knockout stages.

Nine-time European champions Real Madrid will finish top of Group D if they beat Dinamo Zagreb in the Spanish capital and Ajax Amsterdam would also advance with victory or a scoring draw at Olympique Lyon.

Real Madrid have a number of key players missing for tonight's Champions League Group D game at home to the Croatians but long-term injury casualty Nuri Sahin believes he is ready for his Real debut.

Kaka and Brazilian compatriot Marcelo did not make the squad, along with Spain defender Alvaro Arbeloa, Portugal centre back Ricardo Carvalho and Argentina winger Angel Di Maria.

CSKA Moscow host Lille and Romania's Otelul Galati entertain Swiss side Basel.


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