Champions League: The Bundesliga clubs before the third matchday


The king’s class enters its third round. On Tuesday and Wednesday the four German participants fight for important points and have partly easy, partly very difficult opponents. Leverkusen has to pass Atletico on Tuesdays. The Bavarians will face Olympiakos Piraeus. On Wednesday, RB Leipzig will receive Zenit Sankt Petersburg. The BVB guest at Inter Milan.

Bayer Leverkusen makes the beginning. On Tuesday evening at 6.55 p.m. the Werkself will compete against Atletico Madrid and will be the clear outsider. In Spain a point win would be a small sensation. After two games Leverkusen hasn’t got a single point yet. “If we take something with us from Madrid, we’ll have a good chance,” hopes Rudi Völler. But Leverkusen won’t travel to Madrid with a tailwind. A few days ago, there was a 3-0 clap against Eintracht Frankfurt. After all: Bayer did not lose four of six matches against Atletico. Will a little sense of achievement also succeed on Tuesday that preserves the chances of reaching the round of sixteen? It’s also the turn of the Bavarians on Tuesdays. At 9 pm the kick-off will take place in Piraeus. In Greece, a clear victory is expected from the German record champion. Anything else would aggravate the current tense situation. The three points are firmly planned.

Bavaria already almost through?

The Tottenham Hotspurs also had this plan a few weeks ago. As the clear favourite they travelled to Greece and played there against a strong Piraeus only 2:2. FC Bayern does not want to allow itself this slip. After two last appearances in the league without a win, a convincing performance has to be achieved. With a threesome, the Munich side would be almost certain of reaching the round of sixteen after only three games. That would give them at least five points ahead of second place, provided Belgrade do not win in Tottenham. The Leipziger are on Wednesday at 18.55 o’clock against Saint Petersburg in the row. In Group G everything is still open for the Saxons. After a victory and a defeat, they are one point behind Lyon and Saint Petersburg. Since you play against your direct opponent from Russia, you should not lose in any case. A point would be okay for RB, a victory would even improve the starting position.

Inter against BVB under pressure

In the league it worked rather moderately in the end. On the European stage the Leipziger must finally find their form of the season start again. A difficult away game awaits the BVB in Italy. At 21 o’clock one faces Inter Milan. Dortmund and Barcelona are at the top with four points. Inter has only one point and cannot afford a defeat against the Bundesliga team. After the last four draws in a row, the BVB was able to rehabilitate last Saturday. They beat Gladbach 1-0 and closed the gap to the top of the table. A difficult match is expected in Milan. Due to the table situation, the runner-up would probably also be satisfied with a draw. The Italians will have to play for victory, which will be Borussia’s style. How many points do the Bundesliga clubs score? A victory for the Bavarians is mandatory. Leipzig and Dortmund want at least one point. A success in Leverkusen would be rather surprising.