Chris Richards (l.) has impressed Hansi Flick (r.) during his short time in Bayern Munich's first team. - © Sebastian Widmann/Getty Images
Chris Richards (l.) has impressed Hansi Flick (r.) during his short time in Bayern Munich's first team. - © Sebastian Widmann/Getty Images
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Chris Richards in Bayern Munich's UEFA Champions League squad

American youngster Chris Richards has been named in Bayern Munich's 27-man UEFA Champions League squad alongside summer signings Douglas Costa and Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, but there is no room for Tanguy Nianzou.

Defending champions Bayern sealed their second continental treble in August, Kingsley Coman heading them to a 1-0 win over Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League final in Lisbon.

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Hansi Flick has named a strong squad as he goes in pursuit of a defence of that title, with Richards joining summer arrivals Costa and Choupo-Moting and cornerstones of the team like captain Manuel Neuer and top scorer Robert Lewandowski in the squad.

Richards had an impressive first Bundesliga start for Bayern against Hertha Berlin on Matchday 3, with one assist which might have been two had Thomas Müller not been offside.

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A number of young players join Richards in the selection, with Malik Tillman, Jamal Musiala and Bright Arrey-Mbi also making the step up after winning the 3. Liga with Bayern's reserves under current Hoffenheim coach Sebastian Hoeneß last season.

Nianzou - who has two games in the competition under his belt from his time with PSG - injured his thigh in pre-season so misses out, as does fellow summer arrival Tiago Dantas, who was a UEFA Youth League runner up with Benfica last term.

Bayern's Champions League squad in full:

Manuel Neuer, Alexander Nübel, Ron-Thorben Hoffmann, Niklas Süle, Benjamin Pavard, Jerome Boateng, Alphonso Davies, Bouna Sarr, Lucas Hernandez, David Alaba, Chris Richards, Bright Arrey-Mbi, Joshua Kimmich, Javi Martinez, Leroy Sane, Douglas Costa, Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, Joshua Zirkzee, Leon Goretzka, Marc Roca, Corentin Tolisso, Malik Tillman, Jamal Musiala, Serge Gnabry, Robert Lewandowski, Thomas Müller, Kingsley Coman