Bayern to likely miss Gnabry in Champions League clash against PSG

Bayern Munich will likely be without winger Serge Gnabry for their Champions League quarter-finals first leg game against Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday.

“Gnabry has a sore throat and will most likely miss out,” coach Hansi Flick told a news conference on Tuesday, adding that midfielder Marc Roca “got injured on Sunday and will not be involved.”

Flick will also miss his top scorer Robert Lewandowski, who got injured during international duty with Poland.

“I will see if everyone is fit. Everyone who was on the pitch today [during training] can probably play tomorrow. But sometimes you have a gut feeling so I want to keep my options open,” Flick said.

Bayern and PSG meet again less than eight months after last season’s Champions League final, won by the Bavarians. But Flick reassured Wednesday’s game is a whole new one.

“It’s a new game, PSG have a new coach, there are new conditions”, he said. Bayern wanted to reach the semi-finals and the players had to concentrate hard on that, he added. .

Flick praised Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, who will probably act as Lewandowski’s replacement as he did against RB Leipzig on Saturday.

Last season, Choupo-Moting took part in the final, but on PSG’s side.

“Choupo is an important player for us. He showed his quality in Leipzig. He is also important in the team because he is a good lad. We’re happy to have him,” Flick said.

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