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Bundesliga: Bayern Munich vs Union Berlin

Bayern Munich vs Union Berlin

In the middle of last week, Bayern Munich, despite their efforts, could not avoid a defeat against PSG at home in the first leg of the quarter-finals of the Champions League. Without both Robert Lewandowski and Serge Gnabry, the defending European champions still create an overwhelming stance with a series of opportunities. Unfortunately, the waste of public goods as well as the mistakes at the downline made them bitterly accept a 2-3 defeat.

Bayern Munich vs Union Berlin

This result makes the chances of defending the Champions League throne become very small for Bayern. Of course, "there is still water to slap", but with consecutive bad news related to the force situation, it is too difficult to hope for a comeback in the capital of Paris. 

The PSG defeat not only dealt a blow to Bayern's ambitions, but also caused them to lose midfielder Niklas Sule for a long time. Key midfielder Leon Goretzka and versatile defender Lucas Hernandez are also injured and may not be able to play in the second leg.

In the final training session to prepare for the match against Union Berlin tonight, Joshua Kimmich is absent and Leroy Sane and Benjamin Pavard only practice lightly for about 15 minutes. As noted by the German press, these 3 stars are not injured but are overloaded, so they need to rest. 

It is possible that coach Hansi Flick will let the aforementioned trio sit in front of Union Berlin. That is not to mention that Kingsley Coman is said to have also asked for rest because he had to play too much. Everything makes the HR situation of Bayern become ... unprecedented tragic.

There are nine stars on the payroll of the first team Bayern who are definitely absent from the match against Union Berlin due to injury, Covid-19 and suspension, of which no one is a goalkeeper. Plus 4 pillars that are likely to be laid off, Coach Flick will face an unprecedented conundrum of human resources. 

To have enough numbers for the Allianz Arena match today, coach Flick also has to call up four players from the second team, including 18-year-old attacking midfielder Christopher Scott, 20-year-old left-back Remy Vita, 23-year-old striker Dimitri Oberlin. and 21-year-old midfielder Josip Stanisic. In addition, the Bild newspaper revealed, he could let 20-year-old midfielder Tiago Dantas, who had only one match for the first team from the bench for the first time.

With such human resource losses, it was indeed too difficult for Bayern to beat Union Berlin. The difference in level probably does not make much sense when coach Flick is forced to use the "tragic" names such as Javi Martinez, Bouna Sarr or players who have almost no experience in the top game. 

Bayern's focus on today's match must also be influenced by Tuesday night's Champions League quarter-final second leg. The misery is even more difficult, the Gray Lobster is difficult to win points despite playing at the Allianz Arena home field.