Champions League: the strategy of The FC Bayern for the Triple

patience that has been shown in the past few weeks, Yes months, is one of the great Strengths of Hansi Flick. Almost equanimous the coach of FC Bayern rejected

Champions League: the strategy of The FC Bayern for the Triple

patience that has been shown in the past few weeks, Yes months, is one of the great Strengths of Hansi Flick. Almost equanimous the coach of FC Bayern rejected the suggestion always questions that do not relate to the present but the future. "I'm in the Here and Now," he says and only cares about the Obvious. And this is Chelsea and not Lisbon. This begins the eighth-final second leg in the Champions League this Saturday (21.00 in F. A. Z.-liveticker zur Champions League and Sky) and not the final tournament, the next week in the Portuguese capital.

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And this is not the very distant League Start on may 18. or 21. September against FC Schalke 04. They focused instead completely on Chelsea. "What comes after, is not yet in our minds," says Flick. The word Triple, he is not even in the mouth. No one in the club, he says, was working currently with Portugal.

so, it is not, of course, out of organizational reasons. Finally, a possible trip must be prepared to Lisbon logistically. The record Champions will travel if against Chelsea all goes well, on Sunday in a training camp in the Algarve. On the day before the first quarter-final game, it then goes to Sintra, the Munich-based reside in a fancy Golf hotel, a half hour from the Estádio da Luz in the North-West of Lisbon. At least for a few days, in the best case, the tournament lasts for Bayern, and even up to 23. August. This is the day of the final match.

For Flick and his team are there before that, but still a lot to do. Because between the first and the second eighth of final game for Bayern, not the usual three weeks, but more than five months, is likely to be, let the memory of the game in the stadium at Stamford Bridge at the end of February already, a little faded. For the Fans, but also for the players and maybe even the coach. Flick had delivered in the 3:0 in London a first international proof of quality. He had shown that the team is ready for higher tasks.

at The Moment, however, it seems as if the advantage would be more at Bayern. In spite of the failures of Benjamin Pavard and Kingsley Coman. A big profiteer of the four months delay held game of Robert Lewandowski is. The striker had suffered in the first leg in London-a dawn of the shinbone edge, and would not have been three weeks later, still in good condition. Now he is fit.

Updated Date: 08 August 2020, 10:19

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