Champions League: This is how you can see the games of the German teams

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So you can see the games of the German teams

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Flick wants to see even more dominance

FC Bayern Munich won their third win of the season against Arminia Bielefeld. Robert Lewandowski and Thomas Müller both scored a brace, but coach Flick still has suggestions for improvement.

It takes some planning if you want to watch the games of the German teams in the Champions League live. TV viewers need two pay TV subscriptions. For Sky it is the last season in the premier class.

WITHFor the last time, Sky is on the ball in the Champions League this season. After the start of the season, the three-year media contract of the pay-TV broadcaster, which shares the premier football league with the streaming service DAZN, which also has to be paid for, ends.

Like every matchday, the games are distributed across both channels this week. Sky shows Bayern Munich against Atlético Madrid today. The streaming service DAZN broadcasts all other matches live, * including Inter Milan against Borussia Mönchengladbach.

Sky and DAZN have agreed on a complicated distribution key that will now apply for the third and last time. The pay-TV broadcaster relies primarily on games from Bayern Munich and the attractiveness of the conferences that are popular with customers. The streaming service, which can only be received on the Internet, on the other hand, shows significantly more games live, according to its own information it is 110 in total.

The defending champion starts against Atlético Madrid

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Both providers will each show twelve individual games with German participation. Nine times, Sky was allowed to choose an encounter and shows, among other things, five games by the German champions FC Bayern Munich and four by Borussia Dortmund. DAZN can only show Bavaria once, on October 27th against Lokomotiv Moscow. Borussia Mönchengladbach fans, on the other hand, get their money’s worth with five games. At Sky, excerpts from all games will be broadcast during the conference.

Europa League also on free TV

DAZN will be the largest Champions League provider on the German market from 2021/22, while Sky no longer has a contract with Uefa. According to its own information, DAZN shows 121 of 137 premier class games live, including most of the German games and the conferences. The three finals will also run on free TV at ZDF until 2024. In addition, the US Internet giant Amazon shows the top game on Tuesday evening via its paid streaming service Prime Video. The live package includes a total of 16 games.

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In contrast to the Champions League, there are moving pictures of the small European Cup on free-to-air television. The RTL group shows one game every match day – six games in the group stage at Nitro. This Thursday the niche broadcaster will broadcast the home game of TSG 1899 Hoffenheim against FK Red Star Belgrade. The streaming service DAZN will broadcast all Europa League games for its subscribers.

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*Display: Every viewer has the opportunity to watch the game live on the DAZN streaming service (11.99 euros per month). If you don’t have a subscription, you can watch the game for free. DAZN offers all new customers the opportunity to test the offer for one month free of charge. You can cancel the subscription within the first month.

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Oliver Kahn and the future of the Bundesliga

Dhe future Bayern CEO Oliver Kahn (51) is also preparing for less rosy sporting times with the German soccer record champion. “To become champions eight times in a row is an incredible achievement for the team, but I’m not so naive as to assume that it will always stay that way,” he said in an interview with the men’s magazine “GQ” (Thursday).

Kahn admitted that the tension in the Bundesliga due to the dominance of FC Bayern Munich, who made a dream start in the Champions League against Atlético Madrid on Wednesday evening, had been somewhat lost in recent years. “The tension in the sport comes from the unpredictability of the outcome,” he said. “This tension has been lost in recent years, at least as far as the title fight is concerned, because Bayern have often won championships with a relatively large lead.”

Intensive Corona-Tests

After the positive corona test with national player Serge Gnabry, FC Bayern is now testing its stars even more intensively. According to dpa information, the next test took place on Thursday morning, also with a view to the Bundesliga game against Eintracht Frankfurt this Saturday (in the FAZ live ticker and on Sky). Since the Munich team has only published messages in specific cases such as a positive case around Kingsley Coman and Gnabry, it can be assumed that coach Hansi Flick does not have to plan any new failures.

Before the Champions League game at Atlético Madrid (4-0), Munich had already tested the squad. Apart from Gnabry, Flick didn’t have to do without any other star. “We knew relatively early on that he would be canceled. So it was clear to us that we had to change something in terms of personnel, ”said coach Flick. “We have to make sure that we deal with these things even more intensively and that we stick to the rules.”

There was also good news for Flick: National player Leroy Sané has returned to team training. The winger, who has been missing since the end of September due to a capsule injury in his right knee, was back with the Bayern unit on Thursday. The 24-year-old could make his comeback against Frankfurt.

Together with the players who were not in the starting XI the night before in the Champions League, Sané was challenged in training. After the warm-up and some intense sprints, according to the club information on Thursday, game forms were on the program. Under the guidance of co-trainer and World Cup record scorer Miroslav Klose, Sané also trained a few degrees in an extra unit.

Defender Tanguy Nianzou, who had been missing for a long time, continued his development program after a thigh injury. The 18-year-old has to be patient. Against Frankfurt, Munich want to bring in the sixth competitive game win in a row.

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FC Bayern rolled over Atlético Madrid 4-0 – Sport

In the 75th minute, Luis Suárez trotted off the field like you do when nothing works in a football game. The Atlético Madrid striker, who otherwise likes to pursue his favorite pastime with bite and scoring goals, snuck into the evening by substitution. It had remained ineffective. And at that time, his personal record in the last two games against FC Bayern was: twelve goals against. He had eight in the final tournament of the Champions League with FC Barcelona in the summer, this time it was four.

A touch of HSV (and more recently Schalke) wafted around the Uruguayan at that moment, suddenly the great Suárez (144 league goals for FC Barcelona) was just another messed up footballer. On this evening at the 4-0 (2-0) of FC Bayern at the start of a new European season, he was representative of the chance competition this year against the Munich omnivores, this tireless roller. Against a team that is so calm that even the “biggest bullies” in the industry are now simply playing around.

Thomas Müller shouted this wonderfully antiquated description loudly into the Fröttmaning sky when he received a strange yellow card in the first half. “We play against Atlético Madrid, the biggest bullies in European football, and then we get the yellow card or something,” said Müller upset towards the referee – thanks to the ghost game atmosphere, the world was able to listen to the miller’s thomas grumbling. He is considered an avid commentator on what is happening in the field. But actually he didn’t really have to be upset, because a short time later the Bavarian diesel started bubbling and swept over the otherwise stubborn Spaniards with all imperturbability.

Despite all the adverse circumstances surrounding Serge Gnabry’s corona infection, which only became known on the match day, the defending champion delivered a demonstration, a statement to the upper floor in European football. It read: Don’t think we are slacking off in any way. There are some indications that Hansi Flick’s team has become even better compared to last year. “Bayern are in a great phase, their irrepressible strength made the difference today,” admitted Atlético coach Diego Simeone. And when the top bully in world football speaks so appreciatively, something extraordinary must have happened.

In fact, the television viewers (after all, none of them were allowed in the stadium) saw a demonstration of heavy humming football, second balls and ball conquests. All four goals were basically based on the same pattern: The low-ranking guests, otherwise true masters of unleashing, did not get the ball out of the back and Bayern grabbed the switch like a pride of lions. The 1-0 (28th minute) by Kingsley Coman was initiated by Joshua Kimmich with a straddle and half-field flank, the emergence of Leon Goretzkas 2-0 (41st) was achieved by the extremely present Corentin Tolisso with a ball spiked away by Hector Herrera.

The third goal (66th) was a picture book shot by Tolisso, after which a free kick from Suárez ‘feet ricocheted back in front of the box. And the 4: 0 arose from another switch situation, when Müller fit steeply to Coman, who waved around half of Madrid with a few Jay-Jay-Okocha memory pirouettes (72nd). Only at the very beginning there were signs of tension when the Munich team briefly discovered that Atlético is not a conventional Bundesliga team, but a few classes better. Still: four. To. Zero.

Flicks correct observation

“After that we had a certain physical presence, which was important,” summarized coach Hansi Flick, “against a team that is very robust. We confidently downplayed the first game with a total of four goals.” In addition to the physique, the Munich-based company is currently also the meticulousness of her coach. The fact that the game went so with its speed and urgency on the part of Bayern was also due to his tactics. Flick had recognized that it was no use against Atlético’s defense network to indulge in pure possession of the ball, but rather prescribed depth for his team: Because it was much over the outside, the Spaniards’ already long defensive had to retreat further and further.

“We played in the rooms that we wanted to play in,” Flick explained. His plan to crack the Madrilenians over the second wave had worked. “It was one thing that we had seen before: At Atlético the last chain is always very low. When crosses come, the backcourt is open with them.” And in order to push into these rooms with balls won, the primary virtue of the good old duel was required. “We often put the body in there,” recognized Flick. He had ordered that fusion of physicality and strategic skill, the attack on the bully The League was also a small coaching victory.

The other day’s winner was once again Kingsley Coman, who added a terrifying spiciness to his lush repertoire. Two goals in all their beauty, one assist in the Goretzka goal – it seems like the Frenchman will just continue to play like he did in Lisbon in the summer. The final hero from back then has preserved its form, but surprisingly that could be said of almost all Munich residents. “Two goals, that makes me very happy,” said the winger, who has recently been giving interviews in German. “Of course I sometimes think back to the goal in the final. But now it’s a new Champions League season. We want to keep winning.”

You can believe him after 28 Bayern victories in the past 29 premier class games. Luis Suárez was allowed to watch two of them up close.

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Diego Costa was injured at Atlético de Madrid and will be absent for three weeks

Bad news for Diego Simeone. Atlético de Madrid’s visit to Celta left an important victory and the return to goal of Luis Suárez, but also a headache: Diego Costa’s injury. The attacker of the Mattress suffered a muscle ailment in the middle of the game and will be out of court for three weeks, which means that he will miss six more important games for the future of the club.

There will be three for the Spanish League and three for the first phase of the Champions League. In the middle of a loaded schedule Costa will not be available against Bayern Munich, Betis, Salzburg, Osasuna, Lokomotiv and Cádiz, and the Cholo he loses a key pillar in his team’s offensive scaffolding.

In this way, lThe only area reference will be the Uruguayan gunner, which, although he is an elite footballer, yes He is not there to play every game or every minute; O well, Marcos Llorente, João Félix and Ángel Correa could advance their position on the pitch and act as forwards.It will have to reinvent itself.

Simeone record: reached 200 victories as coach of Atlético de Madrid in La Liga

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Atlético ready for Bayern – Real and Barça lose – Sport

The two Spanish top clubs Real Madrid and FC Barcelona suffered surprising defeats one after the other on Saturday. Champions and leaders Real lost with 0: 1 (0: 1) against newly promoted FC Cadiz, Barcelona failed a little later with a 0: 1 (0: 0) at Getafe. Jaime Mata (56th) scored a penalty against the Barça team around world footballer Lionel Messi, who still fell into ninth place with seven points. Getafe climbed to second place – ahead of Cadiz. In the Champions League, Barcelona will play against Ferencváros Budapest on Tuesday.

Real is challenged in the premier class on Wednesday against Shakhtar Donetsk – the dress rehearsal failed strongly. Coach Zinédine Zidane made four changes during the break. Anthony Lozano (16th) scored the only goal of the game. Real’s German international Toni Kroos was replaced in the 78th minute. After the Champions League, the Primera División will face the Clásico between Barcelona and Real next weekend.

Atlético Madrid meanwhile managed a successful dress rehearsal for the start of the Champions League at Bayern. Four days before the match in Munich, coach Diego Simeone’s team won 2-0 (1-0) at Celta Vigo. Luis Suárez, who moved from FC Barcelona to Madrid in the summer, scored on Saturday in the sixth minute after a nice combination to give the Rojiblancos the lead – his third goal in the fourth league game for Atlético. Vigos Sergio Carreira hit the post in the first half in the penalty area (26th). Yannick Carrasco (90. + 5) scored the goal for the final score shortly before the end.

Werner and Havertz score all goals for Chelsea

Despite Timo Werner and Kai Havertz’s first Premier League goals, Chelsea missed a home win against Southampton FC. At 3: 3 (2: 1), coach Frank Lampard’s team only gambled away the victory in stoppage time. Werner had previously managed a double (43rd / 57th minute) against the team of his former trainer at RB Leipzig, Ralph Hasenhüttl.

After Danny Ings (43rd) – after Havertz lost the ball – and Che Adams (57th), Havertz (59th) shot the Blues again in the lead after the guests from Southampton were equalized. But the former Gladbacher Jannik Vestergaard (90. + 2) equalized shortly before the final whistle. Chelsea showed great weaknesses in defense. In particular, the controversial goalkeeper Kepa, who played for the injured Eduard Mendy, again made serious mistakes and played a major role in the goals conceded.

On Saturday evening, national goalkeeper Bernd Leno suffered the second defeat of the season with Arsenal. At Manchester City, the Gunners were defeated 0: 1 (0: 1). For the team of Pep Guardiola, which recorded the second success of the season on the comeback of the substitute Ilkay Gündogan after surviving corona infection, captain Raheem Sterling met (23rd).

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A former Atlético Madrid, now at Real, ignited the controversy with Simeone

There is no doubt that Diego Simeone entered the great history of Atletico Madrid, beyond the fact that his style of play is not the most accepted by everyone. A player who was directed by him spoke on this issue, and left a controversy.

Is that Thibaut Courtois, who currently militates in Real Madrid, compared to Zinedine Zidane (DT del Merengue) with Cholo, and remarked that one likes to have the ball and the other doesn’t.

“They are two very different coaches. With Cholo it was to leave the ball to the rival, look for aerial balls, defend a little more … With Zidane it’s another football with more possession and more touch “, the archer began in dialogue with Cadena SER.

Courtois, Real Madrid goalkeeper

Later, the Belgian recognized that he always learned from all his coaches: “In the end, I have been able to learn from many coaches. I have had both of them but also (Antonio) Conte, a Mourinho and that is something I have tried to learn from ”.

On the other hand, regarding the criticism of the Colchonero fans for going overboard, he commented: “It hurts, it doesn’t hurt. In the end it’s rivalry and I know what it means. Inside me, I know what I have given Atlético and I think many people know what I have done and value me and wish me luck. If there are no problems off the pitch or with my family, I don’t care ”.

¿Lionel Messi The Cristiano Ronaldo? “You cannot compare the two of them. They are from another world. Cristiano is more his strength, his gift for the goal, for speed. And Messi is more talented, dribbling, but you can’t compare them, you have to enjoy them ”.

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Bayer Leverkusen: Völler “shocked” – Santiago Arias seriously injured

Bayer Leverkusen Heel points inwards

Völler “shocked” – new defender seriously injured

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Santiago Arias screams in pain, he will be out for a long time

Source: dpa / Gabriel Aponte

His opponent turns away in shock when he looks at Santiago Arias’ leg. The new Bayer Leverkusen defender was seriously injured. The first reports on the diagnosis confirm the fears.

BAt this sight the opponent turns away in shock. In the World Cup qualifier between Colombia and Venezuela (3-0) there is a terrible scene in Barranquilla. Just a few minutes after kick-off, the Colombian Santiago Arias (28) was seriously injured.

“When you see the pictures…”, said Leverkusen’s sports director Rudi Völler about “Bild am Sonntag”: “I’m shocked! An unfortunate duel – unfortunately that throws him back. “

In the running duel in the 8th minute, Darwin Machís seems faster on the ball, but Arias sprints from the right. The Bayern 04 Leverkusen defender stretches out, stretches his left leg forward, wants to win the ball. He slips across the floor, crashes into Machís and twists his leg in a duel.

The foot is in the wrong direction. The heel points inwards, the toes turn away to the left and outside. Arias immediately holds on to the broken leg, screams in pain, rolls from side to side on the lawn.

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Santiago Arias is brought from the field

Source: AFP / MAURICIO DUENAS

When Machís’ opponent recognizes the injury, he immediately indicates that something is wrong. He himself folds his arms over his head, closes his eyes, moves away from the scene. Teammates and opposing players wave doctors over to take care of Arias. He is brought from the field on a stretcher, Machís sees the red card. However, after the referee watches the scene again in video evidence, he withdraws the card.

“He was in a good mood”

Leverkusen had only borrowed Arias from Atletico Madrid on September 24, but after the season has a purchase option on the player who has only played one Bundesliga game for his new club. In the 1-1 draw in Stuttgart last week, he was one of the best on the pitch.

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Arias will hardly have many opportunities to prove himself for Leverkusen this season. According to the Colombian broadcaster Caracol TV, Arias suffered a dislocation of his ankle and a broken fibula, and he needs an operation. The broadcaster cites people close to the national team. An official diagnosis is still pending.

“He was in a good mood and had adapted well in a short time,” said Bayer Sports Director Simon Rolfes: “We will do everything we can to ensure that he gets the best possible help for his recovery.”

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Suarez: Messi will stay in Barcelona “with one condition”

The Uruguayan striker, newly transferred to Atletico Madrid, believes that Messi may complete his career at Camp Nou if the current Barcelona administration, led by club president Josep Maria Bartomeu, deported.

Messi was about to leave Barcelona last summer, taking advantage of a loophole in his contract that allows him to leave for free at the end of the season, but the club management informed him that the clause is no longer activated, and that any club that wants to include it must pay 700 million euros, the value of the penalty clause in his contract.

Ultimately, Messi decided to stay for one season with the Catalan team, amid odds that he would most likely leave next summer with the expiration of his contract.

Messi poured out his anger on Bartomeu, saying that he did not fulfill his promises and did not have a long-term project for the club, and also failed to build a strong team around him.

Suarez said in an interview with the “ESPN” sports network that he is talking to Messi (33 years) about his future.

And he continued: “Out of respect for the friendship that binds me with Leo, I will not reveal what he said about this period (last summer), but he lived a difficult and complicated situation in Barcelona.”

Suarez added, “He wanted to leave and the club did not want that. I tried to support him and take care of him. The administration wanted to keep me away from Messi, maybe it bothered them that I had a good relationship with him.”

Suarez said that he would respect everything Messi decided after this season, but he believed that if there was a change in the club’s head, the “flea” would be more inclined to stay in “Camp Nou”.

And he added: “There may be a possibility that Messi plays with another club, but if he feels comfortable and happy again and another board arrives, he will want to continue with the club.”

The next elections will take place at Barcelona club on 20 and 21 March of next year, more than two months before the end of the season, which may give Messi an opportunity to think about the matter again if Bartomeu leaves.

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Your morning European .. killer time deals

Your European Morning is a daily morning report that monitors the distinguished visitors of Yallakora, the most prominent headlines that came in the top European newspapers, whether German, English, Italian, Spanish or French.

The English Press
Daily Mail

Tottenham targets the Swansea defender

Tottenham Hotspur are seeking to sign Swansea City defender Joy Rodon.

The deal costs Spears’ coffers 18 million pounds and could take place next winter.

Juventus kidnapped United’s goal

Juventus of Italy signed Federico Chesa from Fiorentina, after he was a strong goal for Manchester United.

The Italian club signed the player for two seasons on loan, with the necessity of buying for 36 million pounds.

The Sun
Arsenal clinch Barty

La Liga confirmed that Arsenal had paid the penalty clause in Barti’s contract with Atlético de Madrid for him.

The penalty clause was worth 45 million pounds to become the player for Arsenal from today.

The Daily Star
Stones reject Tottenham

Manchester City defender John Stones has refused to move to Tottenham Hotspur on loan.

The Stones rejected Mourinho’s offer and decided to stay at Manchester City to fight for participation in Pep Guardiola’s formation.

Spanish Press
AC

Condi has what he wants

The young Frenchman, Julie Conde, defender of the Spanish team of Seville, expressed his happiness with the continuous praise he received thanks to his distinguished levels in his team’s shirt, the last of which was his brilliance against Barcelona.
But the 21-year-old Conde, whose club received an offer to move to Manchester City for 50 million euros, added that he finds everything he needs to develop in his current club.

Marka
Casillas is not satisfied

Spaniard Iker Casillas said that the decision to retire from football was not an easy one, adding that his historic football career did not end in the way he had hoped.
Casillas played for sixteen years with the Spanish team Real Madrid, during which he contributed to the crowning of the team with nineteen titles, before concluding his football career with the shirt of the Portuguese team Porto.

Sport
Special match

Ivan Rakitic, the Sevilla midfielder, described his team’s confrontation with Barcelona as a very special match, and he expressed his happiness to play again in the “Camp Nou” stadium.
Rakitic moved to Seville one month before that match, which ended in a draw, in the Spanish First Division.
The Italian Press

Corriere dello Sport
Late deal for Juventus

Juventus club announced that it has signed Federico Chiesa on a loan deal from Fiorentina, with the possibility of joining him permanently after the end of his loan.

Juventus’ contract with Chiesa came a few hours before the closure of the summer transfer market, which continued until Monday, due to an exception due to the Corona virus.

La Gazzetta dello Sport
Smalling comeback

Chris Smalling is back at Roma, but this time he will be on a permanent contract after playing on loan from Manchester United.

Roma did not announce the deal, but the announcement came from Manchester United, who confirmed an agreement with the Italian club.

German Press
Build

3 deals

Bayern Munich concluded 3 deals in the last days of the transfer window, the last of which was his contract with French right-back Bona Sarr from Olympique de Marseille.

Bayern announced earlier that winger Douglas Costa had been restored on loan from Juventus, along with striker Eric Maxime Chopu Moting from Paris Saint-Germain on loan for the end of the season.

Kicker
Daffy Classen restored

Ajax Amsterdam announced the return of its former striker Davey Klassen to the team from Werder Bremen, Germany, with a four-year contract until 2024.

Ajax explained that the value of the deal amounted to 11 million euros, in addition to additional incentives of three million euros.

The French Press

France Football

Spaniard Jose Maria Caijon moved to Italy’s Fiorentina on a free transfer after his contract with Napoli ended.

The 33-year-old joined the ranks of Fiorentina for free, but the Italian club did not announce the period of his contract with the player.

L’Equipe
Gazelle to Besiktas

Algerian international Rachid Ghazal, a Leicester City player, has moved to the Turkish ranks of Besiktas on a season-long loan.

The 28-year-old played on loan for Fiorentina last season 2019/2020, played 19 Serie A matches, and scored a goal.

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FC Bayern and Dortmund in luck

Dhe next opponents in the mission to defend their title did not scare Robert Lewandowski and Co., defending champions FC Bayern Munich do not expect any major hurdles in the group stage of the Champions League. In contrast, for Borussia Mönchengladbach, returning to the premier class after four years is a journey into the glorious past. Record winners Real Madrid and Inter Milan bring back memories of the big European Cup nights for the foal team.


RB Leipzig also caught a difficult group. As in the semi-final knockout in August, coach Julian Nagelsmann’s team will face Paris Saint-Germain and Thomas Tuchel, plus England’s record champions Manchester United and Istanbul Basaksehir.

In contrast, Bayern had more of a lucky draw 39 days after their triumph against PSG. The greatest challenge for Hansi Flick’s team is likely to be Atlético. The Spaniards, who have strengthened themselves with star striker Luis Suarez, eliminated the German record champions in 2016 in the semi-finals. The last time the two clubs met in the 2016/17 season. Even then, the Spaniards were able to defeat the Bundesliga club. In contrast, RB Salzburg and Lokomotiv Moscow are clearly outsiders in Group A. “A very interesting group,” is how Thomas Müller called the constellation. “As the current Champions League winner, you are already under pressure in the group stage.”

Borussia Dortmund, who failed in the last sixteen in the last sixteen at the eventual finalists PSG, also caught a feasible group. The Russian champions Zenit St. Petersburg, Lazio Rome and FC Brugge are the opponents of Westphalia. In the duel with Lazio as arguably the toughest opponent, there is a reunion with the former BVB striker Ciro Immobile, who was the Italian top scorer before Cristiano Ronaldo last season.

The Gladbach opponents are far more well-known. “This is a great lot. We got the creme de la creme of Europe. We are looking forward to it. That’s a lot of history that hits us, ”said Gladbach’s sports director Max Eberl on TV channel Sky and recalled the legendary 7: 1 against Inter in 1971 with the throwing of the rifle from Bökelberg and the lavish football festival against Real at 5: 1 in the year 1985. In addition, Borussia has to deal with Shakhtar Donetsk.

Meanwhile, coach Jürgen Klopp is playing with Liverpool FC in the group stage against Ajax Amsterdam, Atalanta Bergamo and FC Midtjylland from Denmark. There is a classic in Group G with Juventus Turin and FC Barcelona when the superstars Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi meet.

The goal of all clubs is Istanbul, where the final should take place on May 29, 2021. In the group phase there is a real hunt for appointments until Christmas. The game will be played on 20./21. and 27./28. October, 3rd / 4th and 24./25. November and 1st / 2nd and 8./9. December. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, there could be more game cancellations – then somehow a new alternative date has to be found. Uefa reserves the right to extend the group stage until January 28th.

In Germany it still seems unclear how to proceed with possible quarantine regulations. “If we compete in the Champions League in a risk area on Wednesday (…), then the foundations should be in place so that we can then play in the Bundesliga again on Saturdays,” said BVB sports director Michael Zorc in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Newspaper said. The local authorities are responsible, the clubs should try to obtain exemptions.

If the group stage cannot be completed for “whatever reasons”, the Uefa Executive Committee will decide on the composition of the knockout round, the umbrella association announced. The same rules apply to the Europa League, whose group stage will be drawn this Friday. Uefa allows spectators to return for international matches as well as in the Champions League and Europa League. As the Continental Association announced, a maximum of 30 percent of the stadium capacity may be used from next week, provided the national health authorities allow this. Condition is also that all visitors keep their distance and wear mouth and nose protection. For the time being, only fans of the home team are allowed.

“Today’s decision is a sensible first step where the health of fans is paramount and the laws in each country are respected. While we are all facing a common enemy in Covid, different countries have different approaches and different challenges at any point in time, ”said UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin after the decision of the Executive Committee.

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