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Next failure in midfield? Worries about Tolisso



Bo Svensson is the trainer of FSV Mainz 05.

FC Bayern Munich is threatened with the next failure in midfield. Apparently Juventus defender Matthijs de Ligt almost ended up with the German record champions. All news and rumors about FCB at a glance.

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FC Bayern, News: Worries about Tolisso

FC Bayern Munich may have to cope with the next failure in midfield. While Joshua Kimmich will only be able to work again in the second half of the season due to the consequences of his corona illness, Leon Goretzka recently suffered from hip problems and Marcel Sabitzer has a calf injury, Corentin Tolisso has now also been injured.

In the 2-1 win against FSV Mainz 05, the Frenchman had to be replaced early. “Coco played a lot more than in the previous weeks. He had slight muscular problems in his back thigh,” said coach Julian Nagelsmann, explaining the measure at the press conference after the game.

How long Tolisso will be absent from the German record champions is not yet clear. “We just have to see what is going on,” said Nagelsmann: “Hopefully nothing structural.

Tolisso had recently played in the team and was regularly in the starting line-up. Against Mainz he prepared Kingsley Coman’s equalizer with a nice long pass.

FC Bayern: De Ligt almost landed in Munich

Matthijs de Ligt almost ended up at Bayern. Star consultant Mino Raiola revealed this in an interview with Sport1.

The center-back was one of the most sought-after talents on the market in 2020 after a strong season with Ajax Amsterdam when the Dutch reached the Champions League semi-finals. In the summer of 2020, he finally moved to Juventus Turin for 85 million euros.

That could have been very different. “Do you actually know that we almost brought De Ligt to Munich?” Revealed Raiola: “We were in very good talks for Matthijs at FC Bayern, it was a serious possibility. It’s a shame that it didn’t work out in the end.”

Cristiano Ronaldo, who was still playing for the old lady at the time, was possibly also decisive for the change. “Ronaldo asked me if I wanted to come to Juventus,” said de Ligt after the 2020 Nations League final.

The Dutch international is a regular in Turin this season and has a contract until 2024.

FC Bayern: Penalty trouble after Mainz game

Mainz coach Bo Svensson was angry after his team’s 2-1 defeat against FC Bayern at the press conference that nobody asked him about a penalty scene. “If you were a Dortmund reporter, you would definitely ask …” he said.

After a Mainz reporter had done him a favor, the Mainz coach delivered a “clear penalty”: He was able to prevent the video assistant from intervening during Dayot Upamecano’s action on Jae-Sung Lee (19th) do not understand at all.

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FC Bayern extend the championship lead

With the 2-1 win against FSV Mainz 05, FC Bayern extended its lead in the standings to six points on pursuers Borussia Dortmund, who did not get more than 1-1 against VfL Bochum.

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Bundesliga: Upper half of the table

place team Games S. U N Gates Diff. Points
1 Bayern Munich 15th 12th 1 2 47:16 31 37
2 Borussia Dortmund 15th 10 1 4th 36:23 13th 31
3 Bayer Leverkusen 14th 8th 3 3 35:19 16 27
4th 1899 Hoffenheim 15th 8th 2 5 32:23 9 26th
5 Sc freiburg 15th 7th 4th 4th 26:15 11th 25th
6th 1. FC Union Berlin 14th 6th 5 3 22:20 2 23
7th RB Leipzig 15th 6th 3 6th 29:19 10 21
8th 1. FSV Mainz 05 15th 6th 3 6th 21:16 5 21