It was almost like a Déjà-vu. The Champions League first knockout round against Liverpool FC moves closer to Bayern fear for Kingsley Coman. A few days before the 0:0 in the first leg had been injured, the Frenchman slightly at the ankle, but still fit in time. In full possession of his powers he wasn't at Anfield. Three weeks later, Coman is again a big topic at FC Bayern. On Sunday, he returned to team training – two weeks after his against Hertha BSC suffered a muscle fibre tear in the back of the thigh. In the return game against Liverpool on Wednesday (21 clock, live on Sky) he is, at least in the squad. "Kingsley has gone on in the workout at the maximum load," said coach Niko Kovac. "He is fit for Wednesday."
While the schedule is otherwise almost self – Thomas Müller and Joshua Kimmich are blocked, Rafinha on the right, David Alaba defends after surviving sciatic irritation on the left – is the occupation of the left is still a bit of a mystery. Several media speculated about a shift from James Rodriguez to the outside, given his strong performances in the Central attacking midfield, but this is unlikely. So much suggests a division of labour of the French Coman and Franck Ribéry.the French division of labour. In Liverpool Franck was a substitute Ribéry for Kingsley Coman (left). In the return game, it could...photo: Reuters/Carl Recine
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The old masters prepared against Wolfsburg as the Joker three goals in nine minutes. Ribéry, the safer choice would be for the starting line-up, as Coman recover only just and injury-prone. "We need to look at whether it is enough at Kingsley for the starting lineup," says Kovac. However, as an Option of the Bank, he can be with his speed against a depleted opponent is very valuable.
against the strong Liverpool defence by Virgil van Dijk, the Munich are instructed in the attack on a well-functioning wings game. In the first leg acted Coman and form strong Serge Gnabry rather than additional outside defender. For the Bavarians need on Wednesday, however, at least one gateway and, accordingly, also more risk. "We have to make it to the front more, but find a Balance," says Kovac.
Against the table second in the Premier League for the Team of Kovac's more than just a game. Last mood and the Form of improved alike, on Saturday, the Bayern acquisitions in the Bundesliga for the first Time since September. The earliest Champions-League-since 2011, would tarnish the positive atmosphere, however, are significantly. About Kovac does not want to think about, though. "The closer to the end of the season comes, the more mentally stronger of our players."Video 11.03.2019, 09:29 Uhr00:43 Min.Klopp after 4:2 victory: 'it Is not easy in Munich,'