Champions League

Choupo-Moting is unrealistic to play against ManCity: He could be out of action again

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FC Bayern still has to do without Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting. The Cameroonian has been plagued by knee problems and was recently absent against Hoffenheim and Manchester City. It is becoming increasingly unlikely that he will play in the CL second leg against ManCity next Wednesday.

After the 3-0 defeat in the first leg, Bayern need a real Football miracle at home in the Allianz Arena next Wednesday if they are to make it into the quarter-finals of the top flight. According to current reports, Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting will not be able to contribute. The 34-year-old is complaining of knee problems and recently missed three games in a row.

Choupo-Moting still only trains individually

As „tz“ reporter Manuel Bonke reports, the striker was again unable to train regularly with the team on Sunday. According to the report, the attacker did not take part in Bayern’s public session on Sunday, but instead completed „light exercises without the ball“ on the side court. According to Bonke, an appearance against Manchester City in three days is „currently unrealistic“.

In view of Bayern’s recent goal drought (3 goals in the last 4 games), the question of how the FCB are to make up the three-goal deficit against Pep Guardiola & Co. next Wednesday inevitably arises. Serge Gnabry was recently given the chance by Thomas Tuchel and was allowed to play in the forward line. However, the 27-year-old clearly struggled and did not leave a lasting impression. Sadio Mane, who is available again after his suspension, has also not yet scored a goal for the record champions this year.

It is not out of the question that Tuchel will let youngster Mathys Tel play from the start against City. The Frenchman was allowed to play just under 30 minutes against Hoffenheim and significantly livened up Bayern’s attacking play in the closing stages.

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