Bayern Munich are back in action, and it’s time for Julian Nagelsmann to face the monster he created … over a Zoom meeting, presumably. Yes, the fans are back, Hoffenheim are here, but Bayern will be missing a key figure in the dugout as Nagelsmann sits at home in quarantine.
Still, that’s no excuse for a lax performance. Dino Toppmoller proved himself a capable understudy in the midweek game against Benfica, and if all else fails the coach can always contact his team through the wonders of modern technology. Meanwhile, player-coach Thomas Muller will be on the case as usual, as well as the supremely experienced squad Bayern have at their disposal — it’s not like Robert Lewandowski, Joshua Kimmich, or Manuel Neuer need any tips on winning games.
It’s Bayern time.
Location: Allianz Arena, Munich, Germany
Time: 3:30 pm local time, 9:30 am EST
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