Globe warns his players despite superiority in first leg … and today the German champions are waiting for Levantovsky to rise to the top scorer
As Bayern Munich have the opportunity to improve on their turbulent results in recent times as they host Austria Salzburg today in the second leg of the 16th round of the European Football Championship, Liverpool’s path to the quarter-finals is clear after two. Leading Inter in the first leg.
In the light of fears that the Bavarian club will not renew the contract of its Polish top scorer Robert Lewandowski, Bayern hopes that today’s game against Salzburg will not be as complicated as it was in the first leg. At the last minute, Frenchman Kingsley Common equalized and saved.
Contrary to his habits, Lewandowski has been without a goal in his last three matches, and his future looks bleak with the German champions for the past nine years. Last weekend, news spread that English clubs wanted to add a senior score and that Manchester United had contacted their agent, Penny Jahawi. Lewandowski’s contract, 33, expires on June 2023, with two of his senior colleagues being goalkeeper Manuel Neuer (35) and Thomas Mல்லller (32).
Although the club have told Neuer and Mல்லller they want to renew them, Lewandowski’s contract is still unclear.
And Bosnian sports director Hassan Salihamidzic confirmed Bayern’s refusal to sell his striker last month, adding: “A key part of Robert’s team, there is no doubt Bayern wants to keep him,” but the statement surprised Lewandowski. “I hear it for the first time,” he replied.
Despite approaching the age of 34, Lewandowski is still number one in fitness, having scored 39 goals in 34 appearances this season due to his lifestyle and strict diet.
Salah, a striker between Liverpool star (left) and Inter player (EPA) Vidal is expected to renew today.
In a weekly column in the “Built” newspaper, former Bayern legend and current analyst Lothar Matas expressed his shock at the failure to find a solution to extend the agreement with Poland, elected by the International Federation last December. World Player of the Year for the second year in a row. “When the best player in the world (Bayern) reveals publicly in front of the camera that he’s not saying he wants to keep it, I’m piercing my ear,” Medius said.
Bayern are going through an unstable period. Despite a comfortable lead in the league and moving on to the tenth consecutive title, Pochim lost 2-4 and drew 1-1 with Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday. Salzburg in the Continental Tournament.
Ahead of the draw with Leverkusen, Bayern CEO and former goalkeeper Oliver Kahn said Lewandowski would be offered a new contract, adding: “We want to focus on the league title and the return against Salzburg, we’ll see later.”
But Mathes believes Bayern’s reluctance over Lewandowski may be due to Norwegian striker Erling Holland’s recommendation to leave Borussia Dortmund at the end of the season. Oliver Kahn revealed: “Yes, that’s right. It’s normal for me to meet players’ agents,” without elaborating.
Byrne hopes that this will not happen again with Lewandowski, who missed out on rivals Dortmund in 2014 after losing to Austrian midfielder David Alaba for free to Real Madrid last season.
Byrne recently estimated the value of Lewandowski, who wants to stay in stadiums for an additional five years, for fifty million euros ($ 55 million).
Doubts about Lewandowski’s survival sparked interest from Spain as well, with talks about the transfer between Bayern and Atletico Madrid and the arrival of young Portuguese player Joao Felix in the opposite direction, the “Marca” newspaper reports.
But it is clear that the end result will be for Lewandowski, he said: “With all my experiences, I am calm. I am ready for anything, but everything related to the deals will be secondary and in the background.
As former Bayern coach Felix Magad put it: “It’s the player (who decides his future), not the club.”
Bayern, who has been recovering from injury for about a month, can now rely on professional goalkeeper Manuel Neuer. The Bayern captain and German national team underwent surgery on his right knee four weeks ago and the recovery period went as well as he could, returning to team training last Friday and appearing well in his last training session yesterday.
After being suspended from the German league, Lucas Hernandez could play again, but Leon Goretzka and Alfonso Davis will not play again due to injuries.
The first leg between Bayern and Salzburg was a shock one. The final price, with Liverpool and Ajax Amsterdam finishing second in the group stage, was second in a casual team led by the French Lilly until the last minute against Bayern.
But the Frenchman saved Kingsley Common Bayern on the last breath, knowing that the priority rule for scoring goals off the field at the Continental Championships would no longer be accepted, meaning Salzburg’s task in the Alliance arena would be difficult.
The Austrian champion, in the first leg, proved that he can compete with young coach Julian Nakelsmann’s players, especially in terms of speed, and they were well prepared for the clash with an easy win against Altac below the levels on Saturday. , 4-0 in the local league.
In the second leg, despite winning the first leg at Inter with two goals, he opened the way to the quarter-finals but with a cautious clash with the Italian league champions, he is still in the lead. Milan and Napoli, despite the recent fluctuations in its results.
German coach Jர்கrgen Klopp warned his players against believing in the end of the first leg, stressing that the Italian team was a dangerous match and could still score in the second leg.
Domestically, Liverpool competed fiercely in the English title race against Manchester City, and his seventh consecutive win allowed him to be 6 points away from the captain and title holder, knowing he had played less than a game.
Despite the tough decision against the Italian champions in the first leg, Inter-Turkish Hakan Kalhanoglu attacked the crossbar, and until the 75th minute Brazil’s Roberto Firmino broke through his defense with a header, before Egyptian star Mohamed Salah. He dashed his hopes with a second goal.
After leading him to the Champions League and English Premier League titles after a long wait, German coach Jர்கrgen Klopp is battling it out on four fronts, with club supporters fearing his Egyptian stars Mohamed Salah and Senegal Sadio Mane will take part in the final. The Cup of African Nations will destroy his competitive opportunities.
Liverpool broke a decade-long fast at the local trophies, culminating in the league trophy with a penalty shootout last week at the expense of Chelsea, and it seemed like an easy route to the Champions League quarter-finals as they competed hard for the City team. Local league title, winning a place in the FA Cup quarterfinals.
Liverpool are third only to Real Madrid (13) and Milan (7) in winning the most important continental title (6 times with Bayern).
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