Tuesday, December 10, 2019
By Till Erdenberger
FC Liverpool have to shake, but it has in their own hands, Bayern plays for well-being, Borussia Dortmund on the other hand must tremble, Bayer 04 Leverkusen also. In the last games of the group phase of the Football Champions League, there is still a lot.
The defending champion is already under pressure on the cauldron before the final round of matches of the Champions League: "I'm already in the competition mode, I can tell you that," snapped Jürgen Klopp, coach of Liverpool, at the press conference before the Duel at Red Bull Salzburg the slightly erratic-looking interpreter. He had misinterpreted an answer from Klopp's captain Jordan Henderson, which made it hard for the German coach. "Of course, shit for the interpreter when the German-speaking coach is sitting next to him, he did not say, 'We want to take it easy,' but 'We are aware of the gravity of the task' – just the normal stuff. Otherwise I can translate that too, that's not so difficult, "cried Klopp, making a thin-skinned impression during the question and answer session. That may also be due to the fact that the leaders of the English Premier League, in contrast to other European top clubs from the last rookie game of the year still have to take something, if the team still wants to be in the competition in 2020. FC Bayern only have to win for their own soul, FC Barcelona is only responsible for the fate of Borussia Dortmund and for Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid everything is already resolved to different levels of satisfaction. And otherwise? Then we go through the groups: Group A (both games on Wednesday, 21 clock) Thomas Tuchel can send his team relaxed in the group final against Galatasaray from Istanbul, with 13 points PSG is the group victory sure. Despite the worst start to its glorious Champions League history, Real Madrid has recovered to just over one point from their first two games and is also ahead of the club at Club Bruges in Belgium. Group B (Wednesday, 9pm) After the First leg was the Bayern world still okay: Serge Gnabry met four times at 7: 2 in London. (Photo: Action Images via Reuters) FC Bayern (15 points) must do after two Bundesliga defeats in a row and the crash in seventh place against Tottenham Hotspur (10), especially for the good mood and their own self-image. The group victory is no longer to take the Bundesliga, even for the opponent from London, for the now José Mourinho is on the line, the round of 16 ticket is already booked. In the second game, Olympiakos Piraeus (1) and Red Star Belgrade (3) will play for who will be able to continue at least in the European League next year. Group C (Wednesday, 18.55) Manchester City (13) can look forward to a 1: 2 Defeat in city derby against Man United from the weekend probably fully focused on the Champions League. The finally win, that's the clear order for coach Josep Guardiola. Actually, the wait is too long for the sheikhs. After all, the first step is already made: The group victory is certain, behind it quarrel Schachtjor Donetsk (6), Dynamo Zagreb (5) and Atalanta Bergamo (4) for second place in the second round. Donetsk continue to win at home against Bergamo, Zagreb in a win in Manchester if Donetsk does not win against Bergamo. The Italians may cheer again if they beat Donetsk and Zagreb does not win in Manchester. Group D (Wednesday, 21 clock) Juventus is already victorious as group winners (13), behind Bayer 04 Leverkusen (6) and Atlético Madrid (behind) 7) a remote duel. If the Bundesliga side beat Turin, the Spaniards also have to win against Lokomotiv Moscow to get ahead. If Holt Leverkusen score just one point, Atlético will continue. Group E (Tuesday, 6:55 pm) Will Red Bull Salzburg's miracle-striker Erling Haaland score Liverpool (10) as only second defending champion in the group stage? A win against a goal would save the Austrians (7) from progressing as long as Liverpool does not score more than three. Then Salzburg would need after the 3: 4 from the first leg victory with two goals difference to decide the direct comparison for themselves. If SSC Napoli (9) gets at least one point at RC Genk, Liverpool would be out there. If Salzburg does not win against Liverpool, Napoli will continue in any case. The Italians only retire if they run out against Genk and Salzburg beat Liverpool. Group F (Tuesday, 9 pm) In "Death Group F" FC Barcelona (11) has already clarified its own future as group winners, the fate of two others European big clubs have the Catalans in hand: If Barça loses at Inter Milan (7), the Champions League continues without Borussia Dortmund (7). The problem for the Bundesliga: Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde will probably send only a reinforced B-Elf on the field, the stars Lionel Messi, Sergi Roberto and Gerard Piqué are spared, and the German international goalkeeper Marc-André ter Stegen will only sit on the bench , The BVB in turn has to win against Slavia Prague, otherwise, Inter draws a draw. A draw will be enough for BVB if Barcelona win in Milan. Alright? Group G (Tuesday, 9 pm) RB Leipzig (10) is able to tackle the final of the group stage much more relaxed: The Saxons are through, to the group victory already enough a point at Olympique Lyon (7). If the French win, they pass the Bundesliga side. On the other hand, Zenit St. Petersburg (7) wins against Benfica from Lisbon and Lyon does not get a draw against Leipzig, cheers the Russians. Likewise in their own draw and a defeat Olympiques.Group H (Tuesday, 21 clock) Last season, Ajax Amsterdam (10) inspired Europe and stormed into the semifinals of the Champions League with a revised version of Johann Cruyffs Foetbal Total. Coach Erik ten Haag's side are still on the right path, and a draw against Valencia CF (8) would be enough to get through. In a defeat, the Dutch would have to hope that the Chelsea FC (8) does not win against OSC Lille. The English are safe in a victory. Valencia too. If you are more interested in Borussia Dortmund, we recommend our text by colleague Tobias Knoop about Julian Brandt. This is under the headline "Shining achievements in a new old position Julian Brandt turns on the BVB: Favres big mistake" on this Tuesday first on our sister portal sport.de appeared.