Flick for final avant la lettre: “It’s not Bayern against Messi” | UEFA Champions League 2019/2020


Tonight, a final ‘avant la lettre’ is scheduled with Barcelona-Bayern Munich in the quarter finals of the Champions League. Which of the two top favorites in the overall victory will advance to the last four? Follow it on this page.

  1. in advance, 11.00 am. Sétien: “We are still Barcelona”. At the usual press conference the day before the game, Barça coach Sétien also looked ahead. “Bayern has an incredibly strong team. But we are still who are and will do our thing in the game. It will be a very exciting match with many opportunities on both sides.” .
  2. in advance, 11 am 17. Champions League as a lifeline for difficult Barcelona season? For Barcelona it was not yet an excellent season. The proud Catalans had to leave the national title to the rivals from the capital and in the Copa del Rey they were also dropped by Athletic Bilbao in the quarterfinals. The Champions League is therefore the last chance to make up for the season, but they have to get past a Bayern in form for that. .
  3. His first season as a Barcelona coach was not yet a high flyer for Quique Sétien. in advance, 11 am 16.
  4. beforehand, 11.05. Flick: “Thinking about how we will catch Messi”. Coach Hansi Flick knows who can make the difference on the Spanish side, although he mainly sees a strong team as an opponent. “It is not Bayern against Messi. Of course he is world class and we have thought about how we will catch him. But I will not reveal that here.” “Both teams have a tremendous amount of quality in their ranks. We all know that when two such top teams meet, luck can be a determining factor. But we want to enforce our own luck,” Flick said. .
  5. in advance, 11 am. Müller: “Both teams will claim the ball”. A day before the squatter between Barcelona and Bayern Munich, Bayern coach Hansi Flick and stronghold Thomas Müller addressed the press. Müller, who scored no less than 21 assists and 8 goals in the competition, sees similarities between both teams. “We will both claim the ball, but even if we don’t have the ball we want to be strong and put pressure.” “The atmosphere in the group is excellent”, says Müller. “In line with our series of victories in the league, we want to win now. We are confident in our game.” .
  6. Beforehand, 10 hours 59
  7. Opstelling Barcelona. Marc-André ter Stegen, Nélson Semedo, Gerard Piqué, Clément Lenglet, Jordi Alba, Sergi Roberto, Sergio Busquets, Frenkie de Jong, Lionel Messi, Luis Suárez, Antoine Griezmann
  8. Opstelling FC Bayern Munich. Manuel Neuer, Joshua Kimmich, Jérôme Boateng, David Alaba, Alphonso Davies, Serge Gnabry, Leon Goretzka, Thomas Müller, Thiago, Ivan Perišic, Robert Lewandowski
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