With four points from three group matches, the European champions still have every chance of promotion to the knockout stages. “The group is very balanced, anything is possible. In the end, direct comparisons may count. In order to beat Tottenham, we want to get three points in London,” declared Glasner. Next Wednesday he is a guest appearing with star band about top scorer Harry Kane. Group D is currently leading Sporting (6 points) ahead of Tottenham and Eintracht (both 4), while Olympique de Marseille (3) still has every chance of promotion.
Glasner was satisfied with Frankfurt’s performance, even if his team revealed some hilarious deficiencies. “We stuck to our own for long stretches, we were brave and repeatedly freed ourselves from the pressure. We can live very well with this point,” the 49-year-old said. Eintracht was particularly convincing in terms of running and fighting against an experienced opponent.
“Both teams are really flat”
It was a “real battle of attrition,” Glasner emphasized. “You can also see from the back that both teams were really exhausted. Our boys can certainly take that as a compliment.” Even if the first home win in the club’s history did not come in the first division, captain Sebastian Ruud Eintracht sees in the Champions League. “We believe in our chance in this group and we will give everything. At Tottenham too, we will play with courage and try to take something with us.”
Bavaria sets records
Bayern Munich is more than just a place in the first division. Julian Nagelsmann’s side beat Victoria Pilsen 5-0 and were undefeated in 31 Champions League group stage matches. 28 victories and three draws, with which Bayern Munich set a record set by Real Madrid (2012 to 2017). The last defeat was on September 27, 2017, when Bayern Munich lost 3-0 at Paris Saint-Germain.
There was also another record on Tuesday evening. Recently, Bayern Munich won ten consecutive times in the group stage, eight times without conceding a goal. Only Real Madrid (twice) and Barcelona have managed such a streak so far. ÖFB’s Marcel Sabitzer came in for Leon Goretzka against the Czech champions in the 72nd minute, as the midfield place next to Joshua Kimmich, currently infected with the coronavirus, became more competitive once again.
Coach Seoane calculates in Leverkusen
The situation at Bayer Leverkusen after the 2-0 loss in Porto is more tense than it was at Bayern. This was the eighth defeat in the twelfth game of the season. The media reported that Swiss coach Gerardo Sewan, former Bayern player Xabi Alonso should be the favorite for a possible successor. The 40-year-old coached Real Sociedad’s second team for three years until May. Whether or not Siwan will get another chance against Schalke in the league on Saturday. Officials at Leverkusen have not commented publicly after the next setback.
Meanwhile, Belgian club Brugge is experiencing an unexpected boom. The fairy tale continues. After the 2-0 win over Atletico Madrid, the group favourite, wrote the newspaper “Het Laatste Nieuws” that Club Brugge now also beats Atletico and takes nine out of nine points. Porto’s win put Brugge by six points for the other three clubs.
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