FC Bayern: The expected line-up against Bayer 04 Leverkusen
FC Bayern Munich is challenged against Bayer 04 Leverkusen on Friday evening. Julian Nagelsmann could muster this starting eleven in front of a home crowd.
FC Bayern Munich has on Friday evening (kick-off 8:30 p.m.) Bayer 04 Leverkusen to guest. After four league games without a win, the German record champions want to flip the switch again against the Werkself. Head coach Julian Nagelsmann worked intensively on the most recent performances during the international break.
“It’s always important to question yourself and the processes. I watched all the games again and analyzed a lot,” explained the trainer at the press conference on Thursday afternoon. A lot of substantive things came out of it, “but most of them were already clear beforehand,” says the 35-year-old, who does not want to “turn everything upside down”.
“We didn’t necessarily have problems against low-lying opponents,” Nagelsmann continued. In the last four games, his team have fired 93 shots on goal. “If we had designed the final situations better, we would have scored more points,” emphasized the Bavaria-Coach, who was optimistic before the home game against Leverkusen: “I’m confident that we’ll play a good game tomorrow. We still have a few things up our sleeve that we haven’t shown yet.”
Nagelsmann however, is also fully aware of the difficulty of the task. “Leverkusen don’t have a good situation in terms of sport, but they have an outstanding squad and a very good coach,” explained the Landsberger native, who expects a brave display from the Werkself. The fifteenth in the table have a lot of speed, outstanding individual players and always a footballing approach. “It’s a top game, even if there might be something different ahead of it in terms of results,” said Nagelsmann.
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The Bayern coach has to do without Bouna Sarr (knee surgery), Lucas Hernandez (torn adductor muscles) and Kingsley Coman (torn thigh muscles) due to injury. “At Kingsley we have to see when it makes sense to return. It may be that he will be partially integrated next week,” Nagelsmann said. Captain Manuel Neuer and Leon Goretzka reported back to team training on Tuesday after surviving corona infections.
The expected Bayern line-up against Bayer Leverkusen
TW: Manuel Neuer – Nothing stands in the way of the goalkeeper.
RV: Benjamin Pavard – The French international is expected at right-back.
IV: Dayot Upamecano – After the loss of Hernandez, the central defense sets itself up. Upamecano should start half-right.
IV: Matthijs de Ligt – The place next to the ex-Leipziger is reserved for de Ligt.
LV: Alphonso Davies – The back four is completed by Davies.
ZM: Joshua Kimmich – The national player is set in central midfield.
ZM: Leon Goretzka – Goretzka, who recently suffered from corona, could start next to Kimmich. Marcel Sabitzer and Ryan Gravenberch are the alternatives.
RA: Leroy Sané – In the recent 0-1 defeat in Augsburg, Sané was allowed to play as the second point. Against Leverkusen, the national player will probably take over a wing again.
OM: Jamal Musiala – If Nagelsmann relies on a 4-2-3-1 game system, the youngster could take over the tenth position if Thomas Müller plays in the center of attack.
LA: Sadio Mané – It is conceivable that the new signing from Liverpool will start as a left winger.
MS: Thomas Müller – If Nagelsmann has a double lead, it should Mane start alongside the world champion. In this case, Musiala takes over an outside lane.
FC Bayern vs Bayer Leverkusen: Expected game system
In addition to the 4-2-3-1 system, a formation with a double lead (4-2-2-2) is also conceivable.
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