Coutinho, Hernández and the rest will be tasked with making Bayern’s home a daunting destination again – as they did on occasion in last season’s run-in, crucially in the 5-0 Der Klassiker destruction of Dortmund in April which swung the title race. As he spoke to the media after the match, Hertha’s Dodi Lukebakio tried to suggest it already is. “It’s always hard to play here,” the former Watford forward ventured gamely, though it was tough to take too seriously from a man whose first-half equaliser meant he now has four on his last two trips to the Allianz, having scored a hat-trick on loan with Fortuna Düsseldorf last autumn. His team’s daring had suggested otherwise. … [Read more...] about Bayern stumble into Coutinho quandary but Dortmund set stall early
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Related here is a lack of competition in the position. Eric Bailly is injury prone, and although Solskjær’s hopes for Axel Tuanzebe were shown by naming him captain for the Carabao Cup game against Rochdale in September the 22-year-old also struggles to stay fit. Since December 2018 four injuries have cost Tuanzebe 257 (and counting) days of football, and he is unavailable until next term. … [Read more...] about Solskjær needs more than Jadon Sancho to challenge for the big prizes