Bayern coach Hansi Flick announced on Tuesday that his winger Serge Gnabry, suffering from a sore throat, will be out on Wednesday in the first leg of the Champions League quarter-finals against Neymar and Mbappé’s Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) in Munich. Coman, Choupo-Moiting and Sané, with Thomas Müller with freedom of movement, can form the attack line of the European champion. Hours later Bayern announced that Gnabry has tested positive for Covid-19.
Flick added at a press conference that Catalan midfielder Marc Roca, who was injured in Sunday’s training session, is also not available for the match, a reissue of the last final, which the Munich team beat the Parisians 1-0, which According to Flick, he does not count on Wednesday’s game.
Faced with the loss of Gnabry, Flick must restructure his line of attack. Everything indicates that the former PSG Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting will relieve Robert Lewandowski, author of 5 goals in the current Champions League (35 in the Bundesliga) and that he suffers a knee injury, and Kingsley Coman and Leroy will act at the ends Sané, with Thomas Müller with greater freedom of movement.
Everything points to a Bayern eleven formed by Neuer, Pavard, Jérôme Boateng, Alaba, Davies; Kimmich, Goretzka; Leroy Sané, Thomas Müller, Coman; and Choupo-Moting. It should be remembered that the Bavarians have a 7-point advantage as leaders of the Bundesliga after beating Leipzig 1-0 on Saturday. The defending champion of the Champions League has won their last 7 matches in all competitions, with 23 goals scored.