Bayern went in PSG footsteps

Bayern went in PSG footsteps

Bayern Munich lost one of the most important defenders ahead of the Champions League start.

Because of Niklas Sule’s in the last Bundesliga season, Bayern experienced big difficulties with defense for some time. The stronghold of security in the central zone should have been Jerome Boateng and David Alaba, who previously played on the left in defense. On the right wing, the place in the starting line-up is taken by Benjamin Pavard, who spent 32 matches out of 34 in the league.

But it became known the other day that the Frenchman injured his ligaments on one of the trainings and will miss six weeks according to preliminary calculations. Therefore, he cannot play in the Champions League, which will end on 23rd August in Lisbon.

Out of all Bayern Munich defenders, Pavard showed the most stability for the past season. Alphonso Davies is weak in positional game and compensates that only with his explosive speed. Jerome Boateng rarely catches up with forwards and because of that he tries to catch them on the offside trap and he teaches that Alaba. The Austrian, by the way, is also not so secure on the central defender position.

Despite the fact that Bayern defeated Chelsea in the UCL round of 16 first match 3:0, the Blues will have an opportunity to recoup by Liverpool’s example. The Pensioners have strengthened themselves with Werner on the edge, who is capable of fighting with Boateng, as he did throughout the season. At the same time, mobile wings of Lampard’s team can cause problems for the Munich team.

Of course, Chelsea’s advancement looks improbable, but Pavard’s injury will hit hard Hansi Flick team’s confidence. To some extent it can be compared to Kylian Mbappe’s injury, considering opponents, with which Bayern and PSG will play (Chelsea and Atalanta respectively). Besides, it is not completely clear, in what shape will the Germans be without official matches for such a long time. Although they looked confident a month ago and were considered one of the favorites for the UCL triumph, right now the situation slightly changes.