After the convincing 4-0 win over Atletico Madrid, the Munich team wants to achieve the next Champions League victory in Russia. In the starting line-up coach Hansi Flick has to change.
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Despite the clear 5-0 home win against Eintracht Frankfurt at the weekend, FC Bayern will not start as the leader of the Bundesliga in the coming of many English weeks ahead. Today, Tuesday (6.55 p.m. / in the live ticker on Chillreport), the Champions League defending champion will take on Lokomotiv Moscow in Russia. Loko, who took a lucky 2-2 win at the start in Salzburg, is a blatant outsider. “I’m afraid Lok doesn’t stand a chance against this Bayern in top form,” said former Moscow sports director Erik Stoffelshaus, the kicker.
The hope for the three-time Russian champion must be aroused by the high tension on the Munich team. Bayern will not be in Moscow for 30 hours, after the final whistle on Tuesday evening at 10:40 PM Russian time, they will fly back that night. Because for the German record champion there are four away games in the next twelve days, including the top against BVB in Dortmund (7 November, 6.30 p.m. / in the live ticker on Chillreport).
But the most important question at the moment is: how is Bayern doing against Moscow?
Alphonso Davies has to pass injured
With the tight schedule, head coach Hansi Flick understandably relies on rotation in the starting lineup. But injury problems also force the coach to act: left back Alphonso Davies injured himself against Eintracht Frankfurt.
Bayern professional Lucas Hernandez: Head coach Hansi Flick will likely bet on him against Moscow. (Source: Polar photo / image images)
But Flick and FC Bayern have already shown in recent weeks that they can survive without the persistence and speed of the 19-year-old exceptional talent. So time and time again, record transfer Lucas Hernandez moved to the left wing. Observers close to the club interpreted Flick’s rotational measure even more, saying the Frenchman Davies had overtaken Davies. It should be clear: with Davies’ injury, Henandez Flick is the number one solution for the left defense.
The return of striker Serge Gnabry is a positive development in Munich’s personalities. The 25-year-old, who passed two negative antigen tests after his “false positive” corona tests, is back on Bayern Munich’s attacking wing. For him, Douglas Costa would have to be back on the couch.
Bayern’s future line-up against Lokomotiv Moscow
Manuel Neuer – Lucas Hernandez, David Alaba, Niklas Süle, Benjamin Pavard – Joshua Kimmich, Leon Goretzka – Serge Gnabry, Thomas Müller, Kingsley Coman – Robert Lewandowski