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The Bavarian giants will be without such stars as

Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery when they face

Olympiacos, but the Poland international is

confident of victory.

Robert Lewandowski is expecting Bayern Munich to

shrug off their injury worries and open their

Champions League campaign with a win at

Olympiacos on Wednesday.

Bayern will be without Arjen Robben, Medhi Benatia,

Holger Badstuber, Jan Kirchhoff and Franck Ribery

but Lewandowski remains confident that Pep

Guardiola's men will be too strong for their Greek


He said at Tuesday's pre-match press conference:

"It won't be easy but we always play to win,

whoever we are up against. The main thing is for us

to start with victory on Wednesday and take it from

there. We have a few injuries but we remain a

formidable side nonetheless."

Lewandowski is aware of the atmosphere that will

await the Bundesliga champions at the Stadio

Georgios Karaiskakis.

He added: "The fans are very passionate here. I

can't wait for the match. The atmosphere is a

factor, but we have to remain focused and get the

result we want. It won't be easy."

Bayern captain Philipp Lahm has also stressed the

importance of a strong start in Group F, which is

made up of Arsenal and Dinamo Zagreb.

The 31-year-old said: "We are very much looking

forward to it and want the first three points. With

their fans supporting them they will give everything

they can, so it will be dangerous for us. We have to

be focused from the beginning, then it can only be a

win for us. I know Olympiacos are very strong at

home, but it's important to start with a victory - we

are 100 per cent ready.

"We know how difficult it will be. But it is possible.

The team has the quality for it."



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