Hannover 96 have made a decision on Bayern loan Bright Arrey-Mbi. A comeback by Thomas Müller is apparently further delayed. There are only a few possible opponents for FC Bayern in the round of 16 of the Champions League. News and rumors about FCB can be found here.
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FC Bayern, News: Hannover makes decision on FCB loan
Hannover 96 wants to keep Bright Arrey-Mbi, a player on loan from FC Bayern, beyond the season. This was confirmed by CEO Martin Kind new press. With the 19-year-old defender, the 96ers have a purchase option that is said to be around 500,000 euros. “We want Bright,” Kind clarified.
After a loan to 1. FC Köln, Arrey-Mbi has been playing for Hannover since the start of the season. After appearances in the regional league team, he has been on the pitch for over 90 minutes in the last three games and has put in strong performances. In central defense he is considered set.
His contract with FC Bayern runs until 2025, but the junior international was only used once with the professionals. Instead, he has 34 games for the amateurs and 28 for the U19s in the Bundesliga and Youth League.
FC Bayern, rumor: Müller’s comeback will probably be delayed
At least Thomas Müller got back into running training on his way back to the field. Noisy table football However, a timely return to competition is not possible. The aim is therefore a comeback in the last Bundesliga game before the World Cup break against Schalke 04, the previous two games would come too early.
Müller recently had to struggle with several injuries. He was substituted against Pilsen in mid-October with back problems and he also fell ill with Covid. The biggest problems are currently the adductor muscle, depending on how it reacts, the workload can be increased or not. National coach Hansi Flick informed himself about the situation on site last Saturday and firmly assume that he can fall back on his veteran at the start of the tournament on November 23 against Japan.
Things are looking better for Müller’s teammates who were absent recently: Manuel Neuer (shoulder) should be back in goal at the weekend in Berlin if there is no setback in the final training session. The same applies to Leroy Sané (torn muscle) and Lucas Hernandez (torn muscle). The latter has been missing since mid-September. It could be tighter for Matthijs de Ligt, who is still working individually after thigh problems.
FC Bayern, News: Who is it against in the CL round of 16?
The group phase of the Champions League is over and the 16 participants in the round of 16 have been determined. As is well known, FC Bayern finished their group with the perfect score of 18 points and will meet a group runner-up in the next round. But this one could have it all.
Since games against German opponents and Inter Milan, the opponents from the group stage, are not possible, the selection is no longer large. The portal eminga has calculated that Liverpool FC is the most likely opponent. This is due to the fact that the Reds also have restrictions on the draw (English teams and SSC Napoli are omitted).
In addition to Liverpool, Inter and the German teams (Frankfurt, BVB, Leipzig), Club Brugge, AC Milan and PSG also finished in second place in the group phase. You can get all further information here.
FC Bayern, News: Lukebakio hot for FCB home game
Dodi Lukebakio from Hertha BSC is looking forward to the home game against Bayern Munich, for the striker the record champions are a kind of favorite opponent. “As a player, you like to measure yourself against the best. And Bayern are one of the best teams in Europe,” Lukebakio said table football-Interview: “I’ve already shown a few strong games against them with Düsseldorf and Hertha. I hope the next one will follow on Saturday.”
The capital club’s best scorer (5 goals this season) has already scored five times against Bayern in his career – of all active Bundesliga professionals, only Dortmund’s Marco Reus has scored more often with eight goals against Bayern Munich.
“We know what awaits us, but we mustn’t change our principles out of fear,” said Lukebakio: “You mustn’t leave your courage in the cabin. Of course it will be difficult. But we have a clear plan. You should also do it on See Saturday – and full throttle. We’re all really looking forward to the game.”
Lukebakio is still hoping for a World Cup nomination for Belgium after the recent strong performance in the club. “I think I advertised myself at Hertha this season,” said the 25-year-old: “And I almost scored in the international match against the Netherlands. But I know that Belgium has a lot of good players.” Should he be at the World Cup, “a childhood dream would come true for him”.