Bayern Munich wants to transfer a bitter Bundesliga with an early qualification for the knockout phase of the Champios League, which it faces with AEK Athens on Wednesday (3:00 pm).
If they dominate Allianz Arena, they will add 10 points, which would, in addition to winning Ajax against Benfica, give an insurmountable advantage of 7 points, while only six will be in the game. In fact, only with its result the "Bavarian" team would also have very clear progress.
However, coach Niko Kovač, whom he recently participated in in the Bundesliga, does not want to be confused: "It will not be much easier than in Athens, it was a very controversial match, and I hope in Munich," he said, speaking about the fight from 0-2 last week on Greek territory.
His doubts go through a physical factor: Arjen Robben will collapse due to a block in his knee, and James Rodriguez is in doubt for "twin problems", according to the club. Neither will Thiago, Corentin Tolisso, and Kingslei Coman, although this one has taken tremendous steps towards recovery.
For Joshua Kimmich, the problem of the team is simple: "At this moment we do not have enough luck, we have to work for it, forcing it, it does not come alone." Therefore, he says, "we not only want to win, but also win the victory and restore our trust."