Even in the Champions League against Lazio Rome, Hansi Flick cannot muster his top team. He has to improvise – and is probably betting on a new midfield.
Rome – “I’m not someone looking for excuses,” emphasized Hansi Flick at the press conference before the Champions League hit against Lazio. But he could, because the personnel situation has not improved since the defeat against Frankfurt.
Thomas Müller, Serge Gnabry and Benjamin Pavard are still out, Corentin Tolisso is absent for at least three months after his tendon rupture. Niklas Süle also had to pass in the final training session on Monday. “He’s ailing, we’ve given him a day off,” said Flick. But he should be in the squad. Leon Goretzka will start firmly, as the coach confirmed.
Bayern: line up against Lazio Rome – Kimmich in a new role?
It is quite possible that Joshua Kimmich will move to his old position at the back right. But Marc Roca could rotate back into the starting line-up. More likely, however, that David Alaba will move to Goretzka’s side in defensive midfield and Lucas Hernandez will take his position in central defense.
The duel between Munich and Lazio is a duel between the top strikers: Robert Lewandowski against Ciro Immobile. Who can storm behind the Poland is still open. Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting got the chance against Frankfurt, against the Italians it could be Jamal Musiala – “He’s always an option,” said Flick on the PK. Good news: it looks like Bayern will be spared further corona cases for the time being.
FC Bayern against Lazio Rome – Flick reports on tightened corona measures
The corona rules were recently tightened for the triple winner, a test takes place every day. “We have to live with that, these are things that may be with us for a long time to come. On game day we will be tested at 7 a.m. For the team and everyone around it is of course not a nice situation, ”explained Flick.
Two stars received a ruffle from Karl-Heinz Rummenigge after the defeat in Frankfurt. (epp)