Bayern Munich out to end Dinamo Zagreb's unbeaten run - Boateng
Bayern Munich are looking to end Dinamo Zagreb's undefeated run of 45 games in all competitions, with Jerome Boateng saying: "It's time they are beaten."
The Croatian champions meet Bayern in the Champions League group stage on Tuesday on the back of a run that includes a 2-1 victory over Arsenal in Zagreb earlier this month.
Bayern, meanwhile, kicked off their European campaign with a 3-0 win against Olympiakos and are on a nine-match winning streak of their own, but coach Pep Guardiola is not taking their next opponents lightly.
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"You can't say much more than that they have not suffered a defeat in 45 games," Guardiola told his prematch news conference.
"They have an outstanding quality, have beaten Arsenal in the first match, and it's not like we have 37 matches in the Champions League. We only play six. We have to be very focused."
Bayern defender Boateng, also at the news conference, added when confronted with Dinamo's undefeated run: "It's time they are beaten."
Guardiola praised Dinamo as "a very defensive and physical team" with "strong wingers."
With Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery sidelined, new signings Douglas Costa and Kingsley Coman have impressed in recent weeks.
Guardiola praised the pair's qualities in "one-against-one" situations and said Bayern missed such attributes last season when Robben and Ribery were also out injured.
"We did not have those qualities and were not able to use our wingers," he said.
Bayern will most likely be without midfielders Sebastian Rode and Arturo Vidal against Dinamo, with the latter having complained of a knee problem, according to Guardiola.