There appears to be more bad news for Bayern Munich, following on from last night’s defeat to PSG, their first at home in the Champions League in 19 games.
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According to Bild, Niklas Sule is set to miss two to three weeks due to a torn fiber in his thigh. Leon Goretzka may also miss a similar amount of time, with a strain in his thigh. Both picked up their respective muscle injuries before being substituted during the first-half last night.
Bild reporting that Niklas Süle will be out for three weeks and Leon Goretzka is a major doubt for Bayern Munich’s second leg with PSG. #FCBayern
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Bayern manager Hansi Flick said after the game that “both of them are muscular injuries. We assume that they will not be able to be there at the weekend. The tests will show how long they will be out.”
There is a small glimmer of hope that Goretzka could return to feature in Paris, but the next five days will be key in his recovery. If the midfielder doesn’t make significant steps towards healing, he will miss the game next week.
With Robert Lewandowski and Serge Gnabry also likely to miss the clash, Bayern will be hoping that they come through this weekend unscathed.
Killer instinct missing
Bayern Munich’s Thomas Muller scored his side’s second goal last night, but spoke to Sky Sports post-match about the German champions’ lack of killer instinct:
“We need to score significantly more goals. Of course, you can always discuss conceding goals, but I think if it ends 6-3 for us, then nobody can complain.”
“That’s the way it is now, we’ve laid the egg in our own nest. And now we have to chase the deficit, that’s for sure.”
“We didn’t really allow that much. If we showed the killer instinct that often distinguishes us, we would have seen a completely different game.”
“It’s also clear that you can never completely shut down Paris offensive.. we have an attacking approach, that’s why we score a lot of goals, that’s why we win a lot of games and today we missed a lot of big chances.”
This article was edited by Conor Laird.