Bayern Munich’s Thomas Tuchel opted for a heavily rotated squad following Friday’s 1-0 victory over FC Köln, where not a single substitute was used.
The changes to the squad were painfully obvious with the Bavarians recording only nine shots, their lowest tally since the 2003-04 Champions League during a 0-0 draw with FC Copenhagen.
One could blame Bayern, while others would praise Copenhagen’s grit and resilience. Especially in a group in which the Danish side were firmly expected to finish last.
Per @iMiaSanMia, FC Copenhagen’s Rasmus Falk was part of the latter group, lauding his sides performance on Bayern’s home soil.
Rasmus Falk: "Only a few people know what it takes to come here and get a point. I'm so proud of it because it's maybe one of the hardest places in the world to get a point" [UEFA] pic.twitter.com/t20AR0NERC— Bayern & Germany (@iMiaSanMia) November 29, 2023
Say what you like about Bayern, but you have to applaud FC Copenhagen’s performances throughout this Champions League campaign.
The Danish side have proved they can go toe to toe with bigger European outfits, and even Germany’s record champions.
Copenhagen now find themselves in second place with five points, edging Galatasaray on goal difference while Bayern remain in top spot with 13 points.
It all comes down to a final match day scrap for the Danes, Galatasaray and Manchester United, where knockout qualification for either of the teams is still possible.
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