The soccer gods are wasting no time at all in bringing Pep Guardiola back to the Allianz Arena. Just two months after coaching his last match in Munich, Guardiola this time will occupy the opposite dugout at Manchester City visit for a friendly.
Both Bayern Munich and Man City will be missing players thanks to Euro 2016 and the Copa America. The players that participated in those two tournaments are still enjoying their summer vacation before rejoining their respective clubs. Throw in the injuries to Arjen Robben and Douglas Costa, and Bayern will be without fourteen regular players.
For those hoping for some random animosity between Carlo Ancelotti and Guardiola, you should be prepared to be disappointed. “I have a very good relationship with Pep,” Ancelotti said. “He did an outstanding job here.” Ancelotti plans on adding a few tweaks to what Guardiola built at Bayern without tearing anything down.
There’s a big thing that all fans should remember heading into this match. Both teams will be below full strength, and it doesn’t mean anything. “I want my tema to play and show a good performance,” Ancelotti said. “That’s it.”
Bayern Munich players not available: Manuel Neuer, Mats Hummels, Thiago Alcantara, Robert Lewandowski, Arjen Robben, Douglas Costa, Jerome Boateng, Mario Götze, Arturo Vidal, Thomas Müller, David Alaba, Kingsley Coman, Joshua Kimmich, Renato Sanches
Bayern Munich vs. Manchester City
Location: Allianz Arena, Munich Germany
Time: 8:25 PM local, 2:25 PM ET
TV/Streaming: USA (Fox Deportes, Fox Sports Go), UK (BT Sport Live Streaming, BT Sport 1)
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