Big news just coming in — Bayern Munich may have suffered another big loss ahead of their Champions League first leg vs PSG. Serge Gnabry and Marc Roca were both absent from team training today, which might mean they will be unable to play against Paris in tomorrow’s game.
While Roca might not be a starter for the team, Gnabry was supposed to be Lewandowski’s replacement at striker. His potential absence robs the coach of a major option at the position.
Hansi Flick and Benjamin Pavard are set to have a pregame press conference in a few hours, so we’ll know more when that happens. If Gnabry is unfit for some reason, then Choupo-Moting will likely take his place at striker. While Choupo did a good job against RB Leipzig, PSG are a completely different beast.
If Flick wasn’t already planning on going with the Cameroonian at striker, this will be a big setback for Bayern. While PSG also have some high profile absentees like Marco Verratti and Alessandro Florenzi, they have an excellent attack that can turn any tie on its head. Failing to match that attack head-on could mean bad things for Bayern in tomorrow’s game.
Let’s hope it’s nothing serious.
Flick all but confirms that Gnabry and Roca are out of the game.