Category Archives: Champions League

Player Ratings Bayern-Belgrade 3:0 | FCB open campaign with victory over Crvena Zvezda

Bayern put their 1:1 draw over the weekend against Leipzig behind them as they began their UCL campaign with a 3:0 win over Belgrade. With the other group game between Tottenham and Olympiacos ending in a 2:2 draw, Bayern are currently top of their group.

The Red Star Belgrade side that played this evening had some familiar names in their starting lineup- Marko Marin (their skipper), Jose Canas (ex Swansea), Rajiv van La Parra (ex Huddersfield, Brighton and Wolves).

Here are the player ratings from Bild- a good day at the office for Bayern’s midfielders and forwards.

Bayern’s goals in the game came through Coman, Lewandowski and Muller, the last of whom also became the club’s most capped UCL forward.

Bayern Belgrad Player Ratings 2019 Bild

Who will German teams face in the group stage of the Champions League?

Here is a look at what teams the Bundesliga clubs will face as opponents in the group stage of the 2019/2020 Champions League.

Bayern are in Group B with Tottenham Hotspur, Olympiakos and Red Star Belgrade.

BVB are in Group E with Barcelona, Inter Milan and Slavia Praha

Leipzig are in Group G with Zenit St Petersburg, SL Benfica and Olympique Lyonnais.

Leverkusen are in Group D along with Juve, Atletico and Lokomotiv Moscow

In our opinion, Bayern’s chances of qualifying are the best, followed by Leipzig’s. Dortmund have Barcelona and an Inter team coached by Antonio Conte in theirs, while Leverkusen have to contend with Ronaldo’s Juve and Simeone’s Atleti- a pretty tough ask of them.

UCL Draw

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Predicted Bayern & Dortmund lineups for German Super Cup 2019

The German Super Cup this year has lost a little bit of sting owing to the mounting injury lists at both the Allianz Arena and the Westfalenstadion, but it nevertheless represents a chance for both teams, especially Dortmund, to lay down a marker ahead of the new season.

BVB have Julian Brandt, Thorgan Hazard, Roman Burki and Mateu Morey unavailable while Lucas Hernandez and Serge Gnabry are both on the sidelines for Bayern.

Here are the predicted lineups for the game, courtesy well known German magazine Kicker.

Bayern are the reigning Super Cup holders, having beaten Eintracht Frankfurt 5:0 in last year’s game, with Robert Lewandowski scoring a hat trick

Predicted Lineups for Bayern Dortmund