Stars, shape, weaknesses: The potential Champions League opponents of Bayern

Since last weekend, may relax the Stars of FC Bayern in the vacation before it on 20. July, with a Short quarantine office Corona-Tests seriously. Complete th

Stars, shape, weaknesses: The potential Champions League opponents of Bayern

Since last weekend, may relax the Stars of FC Bayern in the vacation before it on 20. July, with a Short quarantine office Corona-Tests seriously.

Complete the Munich is not switching off from the Training but also during the break: On Friday, the remaining rounds were drawn in the Champions League, for Bayern, it is one more to come against Chelsea against either FC Barcelona or Napoli. In the first leg in Bavaria, a potential quarter-final opponents 1:1 split.

"We still have a second tough game against Chelsea who have well come from the Corona-Pause and even ManCity beat," said Marketing Executive Board member Andreas Jung, following the draw at "SkySportNewsHD": "After that, we could take on two very strong and experienced opponent. That there will be no re-matches, doesn't make it easier."

The AZ represents Bavaria's possible quarter-final opponents:

FC Barcelona

The Situation: Currently, the FC Barcelona in the League behind only Real Madrid. In spite of the small residue of only one point, the chances for the championship but are manageable: Real still has a game in hand in the back of your hand and also the direct comparison in Spain in the case of a tie, the decisive factor for the decision. In the Copa del Rey, there was already the beginning of February, the quarter-final against Athletic Bilbao.

Anyway, the season of the Catalans has been extremely bumpy. In January, Barca parted ways with coach Ernesto Valverde, who had crossed swords with some of the Stars. Its successor, Quique Setién, struggling with the complicated characters in the team to cope. According to the "Marca" gave it nearly two weeks ago after a 2:2 against Celta Vigo, a violent verbal confrontation between Team and coach. Setiéns departure is no later than the end of the season than likely.

The last game before the Re-Start of the Champions League, the team of the German national team player Marc denies-André ter Stegen on the 19. July, just three weeks before the return match against Napoli.

Stars: with 33 years of Lionel Messi is still the all-important player at Barca. The Mega-Star of the current season competition across 41 Torbeteiligungen in 39 Games (27 goals, 24 assists). Together with Luis Suárez and world champion Antoine Griezmann, the Argentine makes a fire dangerous Offensive Trio. In Marc-André ter Stegen, the Catalans have also one of the best goalkeepers in the world between the posts.

weaknesses: Of the glory days under Pep Guardiola is the current Team far. In the backward movement, the Catalans are not always safe, especially the interior defense by Gerard Piqué is shaking again and again. For the year-long midfield-Regent Xavi and Iniesta, Barca was able to build in addition to today no real successor, the center often lack creativity and wit.

SSC Napoli

The Situation: Serie A SSC Napoli is currently only in sixth place. The qualification for the Champions League seven days prior to the end of the season mathematically still possible, at 14 points behind, but extremely unlikely. In the Coppa Italia, the Team of the Italian Ex-national player Gennaro Gattuso was more successful: in mid-June, Naples sat in the penalty 4 shoot-out:2 against serial Champions Juventus Turin.

The last cockpit game before the Re-Start of the Champions League to complete the Italian on 1. August, so a week before the return game against Barcelona.

Stars: Especially the Bavarians would have to see a quarter-final against Naples on the Offensive. In Dries Mertens and captain Lorenzo insignia, the Italians have two quick, agile, and goal-scoring attacker, the Top-scorer Arkadiusz Milik again and again in a scene.

The most important player of Naples is probably Kalidou Koulibali. The massive defensive colossus and one of the best interior defenders in Europe and is formed on the side of Konstantinos Manolas fight strong and remarkably quick Central defender Duo.

weaknesses: Napoli is a strong team, in terms of physicality, the Team of Gennaro Gattuso, however, has some catching up to do. In particular, in the midfield, the Bayern are likely to with the physically more Leon Goretzka, Joshua Kimmich and Thomas Müller presented have the upper hand.

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Updated Date: 10 July 2020, 15:27

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