Football – ailing Bayern want to “give an answer” at Lazio

Football - ailing Bayern want to

Due to the Corona situation, Bucharest is the scene of the second Tuesday duel between Atletico Madrid and Chelsea.  The  English have not lost since coach Thomas Tuchel signed on with the “Blues”. Atletico’s course on the way to the championship title in Spain has recently faltered. Against Chelsea, coach Diego Simeone has to do without regular players Jose Maria Gimenez, Yannick Carrasco and Sime Vrsaljko due to injury.

Bayern’s Leon Goretza tried a footballer wisdom before leaving for Rome. “We will make sure that we give the answers in the upcoming games on the field,” said the German international, whose 45-minute comeback after a corona illness was recently a ray of hope. Thomas Müller and Benjamin Pavard, Serge Gnabry and Corentin Tolisso will not be injured.

Hansi Flick exuded confidence. “I want my team to be there from the start. I have absolute basic trust that the team will show that. We have the quality,” said Bayern head coach. He also builds on the expertise of his assistant Miroslav Klose. © The  former goalscorer played for Lazio from 2011 to 2016. “He has a good eye for his opponents,” said Flick of the 42-year-old Klose.

Bayern go into the round of 16 with a negative Champions League record in knockout games against teams from Italy. ©

 The y lost four of the seven comparisons so far. In the last two knockout duels, however, the Munich team prevailed against Juventus Turin.

Lazio were ninth in Serie A at the beginning of January. ©

 The  Romans then won seven in eight games. Only Inter managed to beat Simone Inzaghi’s fifth-placed team. “We wanted this round of 16 with all our might. And now we will try to show our best side,” said Inzaghi after the 1-0 win against Sampdoria Genoa. Lazio has also won all seven competitive games at the Stadio Olimpico since mid-December.

If Bayern have Robert Lewandowski, Lazios star attacker is Ciro Immobile. ©

 The  31-year-old has 14 goals this season in the league. In the Champions League, Immobile has scored five goals in four appearances in the group stage. Lewandowski only stops at three goals.

Chelsea’s last appearance was unsuccessful, against Ralph Hasenhüttl’s Southampton only looked 1-1. Tuchel was dissatisfied. “We’re not hitting enough,” he said. “©

 The  precision is missing.” His compatriot, striker Timo Werner, saw Chelsea “on a par” with Atletico. “Both teams conceded few goals and can play very good football. Maybe it’s a small advantage that we don’t have to compete in Madrid, but in Bucharest,” he said in an interview with Kicker.

League leaders Atletico blundered in La Liga at the weekend with a 2-0 home draw against Levante. Real Madrid came within three points of coach Diego Simeone’s side in one game. Atletico survived the group stage only thanks to two hard-fought victories against Salzburg. “We struggled a little. But that is a thing of the past,” said midfielder Koke, who comes to Bucharest with “good memories”: In 2012, he won the Europa League with Atletico in the Romanian capital in the Spanish final against Athletic Bilbao.

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