Bayern Munich is much weakened for its round of 16 first leg of the Champions League against Lazio on Tuesday (9 p.m.).
Hansi Flick, the coach of Bayern, has “an idea” of how his team should play, but he expects his players to respect the instructions “from the start of the matches”. The European champion will try to show performance in Rome on Tuesday night against Lazio, despite the many absences.
Corentin Tolisso, Serge Gnabry and Douglas Costa are indeed unavailable and Benjamin Pavard and Thomas Müller, positive for Covid, cannot participate in this first round in Italy either. Niklas Süle, aligned right side during the defeat in Frankfurt (2-1), last Saturday, did not train on Monday.
🗣️ #Flick on # Süle: “We had a few players carrying knocks, Niklas Süle is one of them. We gave him a recovery day today and he’ll travel tomorrow.” # LAZFCB #UCL pic.twitter.com/tlpHcpCLeB
– 🏆🏆🏆FC Bayern English🏆🏆🏆 (@FCBayernEN) February 22, 2021
The defensive sector will likely remain unchanged, with a central hinge Jérôme Boateng-David Alaba, as well as Alphonse Davies on the left at the expense of Lucas Hernandez, and Bayern’s attack does not benefit from any return. Robert lewandowski should again be supported by Eric Choupo-Moting, with Leroy Sané and Kingsley coman on the wings.
The probable composition: Neuer – Süle, Boateng, Alaba, Davies – Kimmich, Goretzka – Sané, Choupo-Moting, Coman – Lewandowski.
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