At the half time of the Champions League’s group stage, Bayern must seriously worry about the quarter-finals. Due to the surprising defeat at Bate, it is currently only enough for Borisov to take the second place in Group F – behind the White Russians. Bayern can claim only on goal difference before the equal in points team of Valencia.
With that comes the return leg against OSC Lille on Wednesday (20.45 o’clock), which tends to be more important than it was originally thought. A home win is a must, otherwise there will be a serious struggle for sports survival. For the French, the match in Munich is already something like a final game. After three games, the OSC Lille still has zero points to its name, nor a mistake, and the guys of Rudi Garcia can pack their bags and go home.
Until now, the OSC Lille has only managed to establish themselves in the league alone. After a shaky start, the team took the last ten points from four games, and pushed itself in Ligue 1, and up to seventh place. The leaders in the arrears PSGare now left with only seven points. On the final day, the French celebrated a 2-0 win over Evian TG. This victory was an encouragement for them before the game against the powerful Bayern. Now it would be great if we accomplish a feat in Munich, the OSC Lille’s professional player Pedretti announced after the game.
Bayern also enter into the group match with a sense of achievement; with a 4-0 victory over HSV, they celebrated the attacking football at its best – even Paul Breitner fell into a rapture and compared the team with the FC Barcelona. The defeat against Leverkusen was apparently only an accident: the dreaded “autumn depression” has not settled in for the time being.
Under normal circumstances, the Wednesday is also to be enough for a clear home win; on the labels of the three bookmaker this is considered to be a foregone conclusion; Lille will be allocated as only a slight underdog.