David Alaba (r.) and Javi Martinez (l.) are likely to be key figures in the FC Bayern München defence in the absence of Jerome Boateng. - © gettyimages / Matthias Hangst
David Alaba (r.) and Javi Martinez (l.) are likely to be key figures in the FC Bayern München defence in the absence of Jerome Boateng. - © gettyimages / Matthias Hangst
Bundesliga

Bayern without Boateng: Guardiola's tactical options

With Jerome Boateng set to miss "several weeks of action" with a groin injury, FC Bayern München coach Pep Guardiola will likely need to utilise the full range of his tactical options to compensate for the influential defender's absence.

Read: Boateng set for long absence with groin injury

Accordingly, bundesliga.com takes a look at two potential systems the Spanish tactician could choose to employ…

Option one: Three-man defence