No major rotation for Rostov, says Bayern boss Ancelotti

MUNICH: Coach Carlo Ancelotti is likely to keep team changes to a minimum when Bayern Munich launch their Champions League campaign against Russian outsiders Rostov on Tuesday.

Predecessor Pep Guardiola rotated his players a lot during his three seasons in charge but never won the Champions League with the Bavarians.

Ancelotti, who took over in the close season, said there would be some minor adjustments from Friday's Bundesliga win over Schalke 04.

Another triumph over Rostov would make it 13 Champions League home victories in a row for Bayern, surpassing Manchester United's record set in 2006 and 2008.

Ancelotti will be without winger Arjen Robben and central defender Jerome Boateng who both trained on Sunday following injuries but are not expected to join the rest of the squad until next week.

Winger Kingsley Coman, back from his injury, will also not be available as he prepares for his league comeback on Saturday.

Bayern have been drawn in Champions League Group D along with last season's runners-up Atletico Madrid and PSV Eindhoven.