Tuchel brings Kimmich – Müller on the bench

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FC Bayern hosts Galatasaray in the Champions League on Wednesday. In terms of personnel, coach Thomas Tuchel can breathe a little easier. The lineups.

Update from November 8th, 7:45 p.m.: There is the FC Bayern line-up! Joshua Kimmich starts, Konrad Laimer initially sits on the bench. Otherwise the same team as against BVB.

FC Bayern’s line-up against Galatasaray

Neuer – Mazraoui, Upamecano, Kim, Davies – Kimmich, Goretzka – Coman, Musiala, Sané – Kane

Update from November 8th, 6:14 p.m.: With the exception of Kimmich’s personality, FC Bayern’s line-up seems to have already been decided on Wednesday evening. It’s hard to imagine Thomas Tuchel changing anything about his strong four-man attack.

Even if Serge Gnabry is available again. However, the national player doesn’t really seem well trained or in top shape. Understandably after a broken arm and a cold. In this respect, Coman, Musiala, Sané and Kane should also start again against Galatasaray.

Update, November 8th, 5 p.m.: In just over three hours we will know how coach Thomas Tuchel will send his FC Bayern into the race against Galatasaray in the Champions League. One thing is already certain: Joshua Kimmich will start. The coach announced this on Tuesday.

Now the only question that remains is who will line up alongside Kimmich in central midfield: Leon Goretzka or Konrad Laimer? There is much to suggest that Goretzka will be given preference initially and Laimer will get a break first.

Joshua Kimmich (l.) will be back in coach Thomas Tuchel's starting line-up in the Champions League.
Joshua Kimmich (l.) will be back in coach Thomas Tuchel’s starting line-up in the Champions League. © IMAGO/Frank Hoermann / SVEN SIMON

Tuchel solves the lineup puzzle surrounding Bayern star Kimmich

Update from November 8th, 11:20 a.m.: FC Bayern can almost make full use again against Galatasaray. Only Matthijs de Ligt and Raphaël Guerreiro are missing Thomas Tuchel in the Champions League on Wednesday. Nevertheless, the FCB coach will have to carefully consider his line-up: Leon Goretzka and Dayot Upamecano only celebrated their lightning comeback in Dortmund at the weekend.

It’s quite possible that Tuchel is giving Upamecano a break after his muscle injury. Goretzka would then probably move into central defense. And Konrad Laimer could also get a break, the chance for youngster Aleksandar Pavlovic?

First report from November 7th: Munich – After the gala is before the gala…

On Saturday it swept FC Bayern 4-0 in Dortmund over BVB, now the next important game is on Wednesday. This time Galatasaray comes in the Champions League nach Fröttmaning.

Birth date: February 8, 1995 (28 years)
Association: FC Bayern Munich
Position: Central midfield
Market value: 75 million (source: transfermarkt.de)

FC Bayern expects Galatasaray in the Champions League: “We were tempted to make mistakes”

In the first leg two weeks ago, the coach’s team did well Thomas Tuchel very difficult in Istanbul with the Turkish champions. Therefore, Bayern are warned. “It was a very close game,” said the Bayern coach on Tuesday afternoon at the press conference for the stress test at RAMS Park: “We were tempted to make mistakes.”

To ensure that this doesn’t happen again, Tuchel wants to change as little as possible after the fantastic victory over BVB at the weekend. However Joshua Kimmich pushes back into the team. In Dortmund, the 28-year-old was missing due to a red card. Will Tuchel bring him straight back into the starting line?

Thomas Tuchel will name Joshua Kimmich in the starting eleven against Galatasaray on Wednesday.
Thomas Tuchel will name Joshua Kimmich in the starting eleven against Galatasaray on Wednesday. © IMAGO/Frank Hoermann/SVEN SIMON

Bayern line-up against Galatasaray: Neuer is clearly in favor of Kimmich

If Manuel Neuer has his way, then definitely. The 37 year old spoke out clearly in favor of using Kimmich against Galatasaray at the PK. “If I have the choice to field a team with Jo and he is available, I would always field Jo. He is a leader and always wants to win,” said the Bayern captain.

When asked, Tuchel took a similar view and indicated that Kimmich would return to the starting line-up against Gala. Also because he has to take another break against Heidenheim on Saturday.

Bayern line-up against Galatasaray: break for Laimer? Goretzka and Upamecano fit

Things are also looking very good for Leon Goretzka and Dayot Upemaceno after their lightning comeback at BVB. “The initial reaction from both of them was very positive,” said Tuchel: “Right now, subject to the final training, I am assuming that both are fit for action.”

Only Matthijs de Ligt and Raphaël Guerreiro are not an option for the premier class on Wednesday. However, the Portuguese should return to the squad against Heidenheim.

FC Bayern against Galatasaray: How does Tuchel line up his team?

Therefore, Tuchel is unlikely to change much about his successful team against Galatasaray. So Konrad Laimer should get a little break and probably share playing time with Goretzka in the six position alongside Kimmich.

Or will Tuchel even surprise you with a youngster? At the end of the PK on Tuesday afternoon, the coach sang a little praise for Aleksandar Pavlovic. “He trains very well, he is extremely hard-working and an incredibly nice guy,” said Tuchel, who also revealed that Pavlovic was recently struggling with a severe flu: “All the prerequisites are in place for him to be able to go his own way. I was very happy with his performance in Dortmund. This won’t be his last game.” (smk)

Florian Schimak reports from the Allianz Arena

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