Lineups, team information, will Kimmich finally participate in, and much more! (Current)

The final game of 2020 is finally in this article! Bayern Munich journey to experience Bayer Leverkusen in what could be a title-selecting match. Hansi Flick and the group have arrive under hearth for lackluster performances in current months, and this is the closing possibility to make items suitable before the Bundesliga stops for a little split.



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Peter Bosz’s Leverkusen aspect are flying substantial appropriate now. They’ve scarcely discovered the decline of Kai Havertz to Chelsea, and sit leading of the desk with zero losses this period. Last calendar year, they ended Hansi Flick’s flawless begin with a 2-1 win. Can Die Werkself pull it off it yet again?

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The huge issue you’re most likely thinking about is irrespective of whether Joshua Kimmich and Leon Goretzka are fit to participate in. The reply, regrettably, is relatively ambiguous. In his push conference, Hansi Flick couldn’t affirm possibly player’s comprehensive conditioning, stating it would rely on the ultimate schooling session. For the uses of this post, let us presume that both will be accessible.

So, who will be on the lineup? Very well, you just know that Robert Lewandowski and Thomas Muller up major. Hansi Flick mentioned that Kingsley Coman was placing the benchmark at the second, so the Frenchman is basically assured to get started if suit. Who will pair him on the opposite wing is the query of the working day — for now, I’ll go with Serge Gnabry, given that Leroy Sane created the large slip-up primary to Wolfsburg’s opening purpose in midweek. Even though Sane is not the lead to of Bayern’s defensive problems this time, he has been ineffective as a starter — coming on as a sub may well be a superior job for him at the second.

In midfield, if Kimmich and Goretzka are suit, they’ll begin with each other. But if they are not fit — probably we’ll see one more prospect for Jamal Musiala to start out in opposition to prime opposition. Or probably Corentin Tolisso will engage in. It’s possible even the lord of shadows himself, Marc Roca, may perhaps last but not least get a commence. We would not rely on it even though. Until Hansi has been participating in a 600IQ lengthy con to keep Roca a solution only to unleash him on Leverkusen, we’re likely to presume that the coach just does not price the Spaniard.

Last but not least, the defense. This is essentially not a prediction at this point, but a description of what I want to see tomorrow. Can we make sure you get a backline of Alphonso Davies, Lucas Hernandez, Niklas Sule, and Benjamin Pavard, in that order? It just can’t be that difficult, suitable? Hanse please, make it a Christmas existing.

If the coach listens to that embattled plea, then this is what the lineup could search like tomorrow:



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Other possibilities:

  • Corentin Tolisso in midfield alternatively of either Kimmich or Goretzka.
  • David Alaba at middle back again, either Lucas or Phonzie on the bench.
  • Jerome Boateng at center again, with both Lucas or Phonzie on the bench.
  • Niklas Sule to RB, going Pavard to the bench. Boateng can occur in at CB.
  • Leroy Sane forward of Serge Gnabry on the wing.

Update

Properly, this is stunning. For every Sky’s Torben Hoffmann, Joshua Kimmich will journey with the workforce to Bayer Leverkusen, whilst Leon Goretzka will not:

According to our details is #Kimmich in the squad and flies with @FCBayern to Leverkusen! @leongoretzka_ is not involved. @SkySportNewsHD @SkySportDE

This seems to be a full reverse of what quite a few envisioned to take place. Kimmich has designed extraordinary progress in battling again from a meniscus harm, whilst Goretzka was not ready to get better in time from his “muscular troubles.”

I am basically stunned that Kimmich is all set to roll. Will Flick consist of him in the lineup? I’d feel so if Kimmich is traveling, but maybe this is just Flick enjoying intellect online games. We’ll see tomorrow!

—C.Smith

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