Category Archives: Champions League

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

United determined to hold on to Pogba

According to headlines in the Spanish press, Manchester United are keen to hold on to Paul Pogba and are determined not to let their French star go to Real Madrid. Los Blancos boss Zinedine Zidane is a long term admirer of his compatriot, and despite splashing out millions in the summer market, is keen to bring the medio to the Bernabeu.

However Marca say United are not willing to budge from their 200 million euro tag for Pogba, which may force Zidane to look at alternative options like Christian Eriksen or Donny van de Beek.

Marca Pogba