The third Champions League group game is scheduled for FC Bayern Munich early Tuesday evening (kick-off 6:45 p.m.). With Viktoria Pilsen, the underdog of Group C is a guest in the Allianz Arena. Not only Thomas Müller and Joshua Kimmich are absent from the duel with the Czech champions.
After the victories against Inter Milan and Barcelona (each 2-0), Bayern want to take the next step towards the knockout phase on Tuesday evening. "We still have to score points and we want that," emphasized Julian Nagelsmann at the media round on Monday afternoon. "It's extremely important for the Champions League to win the game against Pilsen and also to keep the rhythm for the game against Dortmund," continued the head coach.
The Bayern coach wants to build on his recent performance against Bayer 04 Leverkusen against Viktoria Pilsen. Last Friday, the German record champions beat the Werkself 4-0. "The win against Leverkusen was important, the team did very well," praised the native of Landsberg. Nagelsmann expects the guests from the Czech Republic to defend deeply and play on the counterattack. "They have two physically strong target players up front. They work a lot with early crosses, it's a similar idea to Augsburg attacking," explained the 35-year-old. This is not always easy to defend. "We're trying to achieve our best performance for the Champions League, but of course also for the upcoming Bundesliga tasks," said the trainer.
Nagelsmann will have to do without Lucas Hernandez (torn muscle bundle in the adductor area), Bouna Sarr (knee surgery), Thomas Müller, Joshua Kimmich (both tested positive for the corona virus) and Kingsley Coman, who has returned to training after surviving a torn muscle fiber, on Tuesday evening. for the third group game, however, is not yet an option.
With Müller and Kimmich, Nagelsmann hopes that the two internationals will be back in action against Borussia Dortmund next weekend. "Josh and Thomas are both asymptomatic. They paw their hooves and have no complaints, feel good and would love to train," said the 35-year-old. "If the tests go well on Friday, they are candidates for Dortmund. But that depends on the investigations."
Meanwhile, the picture reports that Nagelsmann is betting on Mathys Tel instead of Leroy Sane against Viktoria Pilsen. In addition, Leon Goretzka should start alongside Ryan Gravenberch.
TW: Manuel Neuer - The goal of the record champion guards as usual the captain.RV: Benjamin Pavard - Should the French national player get a break, Noussair Mazraoui is available as an alternative IV: Dayot Upamecano - No changes are to be expected in the central defense. The ex-Leipzig starts again on the right.IV: Matthijs de Ligt - the newcomer from Juventus begins on the left.LV: Alphonso Davies - the Canadian international will probably not get a break.ZM: Ryan Gravenberch - Nagelsmann has three for the two places in central midfield options to choose from. It is conceivable that the Dutchman will be given preference on Tuesday evening and Leon Goretzka will start in the top game against Dortmund.ZM: Leon Goretzka - The German national player should take on the more defensive part.RA: Leroy Sané - In the 4-0 win against Leverkusen, he scored National player scored the first goal.OM: Jamal Musiala - The last outstanding youngster is expected in the tenth position.LA: Mathys Tel - Mathys Tel may probably run against Viktoria Pilsen from the start.MS: Serge Gnabry - Mathys is also next to the national player Tel an option for the attack center.
In addition to the 4-2-3-1 basic order, a game system with a double lead (4-2-2-2) is also conceivable.
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