Bayern Munchen without Robben in the champions league duel with AEK Athens.
Arjen Robben will be missing the home game of Bayern Munich against AEK Athens on Wednesday.
Arjen Robben will be missing the home game of Bayern Munich in
the group stage of the Champions League. The 34-year-old attacker suffers from an
injury in the knee.
“Robben will not make it this Wednesday, but he will
not be out for a long time,” said trainer Niko Kovac on Tuesday at his
busy press conference at the Allianz Arena.
The Croatian hopes that he will be able to have his normal
setup again in the Bundesliga next Saturday at Borussia Dortmund.
Disappointing home game.
Robben participated last Saturday in the disappointing home
game against Freiburg (1-1). He then had to make way for Franck Ribéry after an
It is still unclear whether James Rodríguez can take action
against AEK Athens. The midfielder also suffers an injury and Kovac will only
take a decision on his employability at the very last minute.
'We need a game in which we win big'
Bayern has had a difficult season so far. The
'Rekordmeister' is four points behind leader Dortmund in the league and in the
Champions League did not win against the team Ajax (1-1).
“The players are having fun, we now need a match in
which we win with three or four goals, this will make things easier, we are
still in a phase where we have to work very hard to get results”, says
Bayern had a very difficult time with a score of 0-2 with
AEK two weeks ago in Athens. Only in the second half Javier Martínez opened with
a goal and Robert Lewandowski finished the game with the final goal.
Bayern is therefore quite ample in terms of placement for
the knock-out phase. Together with Ajax, the Germans take the lead in group E
with seven points, followed by Benfica (three points) and AEK (zero points).
The match between Bayern Munich and AEK Athens is almost
sold out, Allianz Arena starts Wednesday at 21.00.