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Champions League : FC Bayern's flying without Boateng and Ribery to Liverpool

FC Bayern travelled without the sick Jérôme Boateng, but with the rest of Kingsley Coman to the Champions League game against Liverpool. Defensive player Boateng must fit in the eighth-final first leg on Tuesday (21: 00/Sky) due to a gastro-intestinal infection. Franck Ribery was absent on Monday also at the departure of the German football record champion in the English port town, but after the birth of his fifth child, the 35 should follow her-Year-old, according to coach Niko Kovac in the course of the day.

Three weeks before the return game at 13. March in Munich President Uli Hoeness expressed for the first leg of the legendary stadium of Anfield, a result of desire. "If we were to draw play, that would be wonderful," said Hoeness. Sports Director Hasan Salihamidzic highlighted the importance of an away goal. He also hopes that the star of the ensemble occurs after repeated shortcomings on the Defensive now against the Premier League's top club, Jürgen Klopp stable.

Comans feet "has become a little better."

"For me, it is important that our team brings the highest performance," said the sports Director. "Of course we have also thought of how we can put in Liverpool our needle stitches. But we are not a team that plays to Wait and see, but we want to have possession of the ball, want to control the game.“

according to England, the ailing Kingsley Coman flew as expected. The 22-year-old Frenchman was injured on Friday evening when 3:2 for Bayern in the Bundesliga for FC Augsburg on left foot. His participation, however, remains uncertain. "It's a little bit better," said Salihamidzic. "It looks positive, but definitively I can say, of course, still nothing." A failure of the attacking force could have a more defensive midfield variant.

Due to the failure of Boateng have done possible mind games in Central defence for coach Kovac. Niklas Süle and Mats Hummels to stay - as already expected - as the last instance before captain Manuel Neuer, the full-throttle attacks of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mané and Roberto Firmino (27). "But we must, of course, occur as a collective," said Salihamidzic.

eighth-final tie could also be a semi-final

Especially the final duel, it could be for the Bayern sports Director of the well, and a semi-final, also by a venue full of myth. To experience "Anfield is something Special," said Salihamidzic. Since its Premiere in 1965, it has been in 18 games at Liverpool, no win for a German team in the Euro Cup. FC Bayern twice played 0:0 and lost once 0:3.

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The Absence of Liverpool's Top defender Virgil Van Dijk (yellow lock), you do not want to overstate the Munich. "Liverpool has a wide squad and if a player is missing, then the can be the really good replace. That is why we, regardless of our game,“ said Salihamidzic. (dpa)

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