Barcelona with out supervisor, preventing to steer clear of early Champions League go out


Barcelona continues to be with no alternative for fired supervisor Ronald Koeman going into the Workforce E tournament at Dynamo Kyiv — and Gerard Piqué and Sergio Aguero might be lacking thru harm. Piqué has a proper calf pressure, whilst Aguero is predicted to stick in a health center to go through additional middle exams after feeling dizzy ahead of halftime within the 1-1 house draw in opposition to Alavés on Saturday.

Barcelona misplaced two in a row within the Spanish league — together with to rival Actual Madrid at house — after defeating Dynamo 1-0 to revive its possibilities of keeping off its first group-stage removing within the Champions League in just about twenty years. Barca is 3rd within the organization.

BAYERN’S DEFENSIVE TROUBLE

Bayern Munich unexpectedly has defensive problems to kind out ahead of Benfica’s talk over with on Tuesday.

The Bavarian powerhouse conceded seven targets in its closing two video games, together with the 5-0 drubbing it gained from Borussia Mönchengladbach within the German Cup closing Wednesday. That used to be Bayern’s largest defeat in 43 years.

The crew rebounded via scoring 5 targets in opposition to Union Berlin on Sunday, albeit whilst conceding any other two. Bayern goalkeeper Manuel Neuer used to be busy in each video games, hanging the blame squarely on Bayern’s defenders.

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However there is not anything mistaken with the assault and Robert Lewandowski might be willing so as to add to his 17 targets from 14 video games throughout all competitions this season as Workforce E Bayern can e-book its position within the subsequent spherical with a win in opposition to second-place Benfica.

SOLSKJAER PRESSURE

The quick power eased on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after main Manchester United to a 3-0 victory at Tottenham within the Premier League on Saturday.

The scrutiny in regards to the supervisor’s long run is certain to go back if United can’t win at Atalanta on Tuesday, particularly with a derby in opposition to Manchester Town to apply on Saturday.

United is no less than most sensible of Champions League Workforce F however with best six issues from 3 video games, one level greater than Villarreal, which performs Younger Boys.

Solskjaer must determine whether or not to stay with the three-man defence and strike drive of Cristiano Ronaldo and Edinson Cavani that ended a four-match winless run within the Premier League.

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At the different aspect of Manchester, Town skilled a wonder house loss to Crystal Palace within the Premier League ahead of internet hosting Brugge. Pep Guardiola’s aspect is some degree at the back of chief Paris Saint-Germain in Workforce A.

ATLÉTICO TIGHTENS UP

After conceding seven targets in 3 fits, Atlético Madrid’s defence tightened up with a blank sheet in a 3-0 win in opposition to Actual Betis within the Spanish league. The Spanish champion will wish to keep as forged on the again heading to play Liverpool after shedding 3-2 to the Workforce B chief in Madrid two weeks in the past.

MILAN MISERY

Inter Milan and AC Milan are in search of sure ends up in the Champions League no longer best to spice up their possibilities of progressing to the following spherical but additionally to face them in excellent stead heading into the weekend’s derby tournament in Serie A.

Within the Champions League it is a other tale for Milan, which has misplaced its first 3 video games within the festival for the primary time in its historical past and desperately wishes a win at house to Porto in Workforce B.

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Inter visits wonder Workforce D chief Sheriff and would transfer above its opponent with a win. Within the different Workforce D recreation, Actual Madrid hosts Shakhtar Donetsk after successful 5-0 in Ukraine two weeks in the past.

WOLFSBURG’S FRESH START

Wolfsburg’s new trainer Florian Kohfeldt has reinvigorated the crew after only one recreation in price since taking on from the fired Mark van Bommel.

Saturday’s 2-0 victory in Leverkusen ended the crew’s eight-game winless run.

Now consideration turns to Salzburg’s talk over with on Tuesday as Wolfsburg seeks its first win within the festival — in opposition to the Workforce G chief.

The gang stays open as Salzburg leads on seven issues, adopted via Sevilla on 3, with each Lille and Wolfsburg on two. Sevilla hosts Lille within the different organization recreation Tuesday.

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TRAINING RETREAT

Juventus has reportedly long past into a coaching retreat after returning to dismal shape in Serie A. After a rocky begin to the season, issues gave the impression to have stepped forward with a chain of 1-0 wins, however Juventus has misplaced its previous two league fits in opposition to Sassuolo and Hellas Verona.

Massimiliano Allegri has already misplaced 4 of the primary 11 Serie A fits firstly of his moment spell in price. Juventus hasn’t ever completed upper than fourth after this type of mediocre get started.

Within the Champions League, on the other hand, it’s been a distinct tale and Juventus prepares to stand Zenit St. Petersburg, having a look to take care of its highest get started in Workforce H.

Juventus has its earlier 3 fits with out conceding a objective and may just qualify for the knockout degree with two fits to spare. Eu champion Chelsea faces Malmo, sitting 3 issues at the back of Juve in moment position.

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