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Hernandez injury further depletes Bayern squad

Wed 24 November 2021 | 10:08

Bayern Munich lack players even before Lucas Hernandez sustained an injury in their victory against Dynamo Kiev on Tuesday.

Lucas Hernandez

suffered an injury when

Bayern Munich

won the battle against

Dynamo Kiev

on Tuesday, depleting his squad which was described as “on a knife-edge” by

Julian Nagelsmann

.

Bayern locked horns with Dynamo in their fifth

Champions League

group match of the season, missing five first-team players, who had to isolate themselves as they were in close contact with someone who tested positive for Covid-19.

There has been a vaccine debate taking place around Bayern recently, but they were able to keep their 100 percent European record this season, with a 2-1 victory that sealed their place on top of Group E.

Robert Lewandowski

met the back of the net, enjoying an extended scoring run in the Champions League after nine games. His scoring tally has become 25 this season across all competitions, nine more than anyone else across Europe's big five leagues.

Kingsley Coman

scored the second goal before Denys Harmash netted a goal for Dynamo after half-time.

Bayern were on the back foot without Hernandez, who got replaced by Bouna Sarr.

"

In the end, we gritted our teeth well, and it was an important victory,"

Nagelsmann said.

"In general, it wasn't an easy game, also considering the circumstances. Not just the pitch conditions, but also our squad situation, which was already on a knife-edge before the game.

"During the interval, we had to change what we were doing because Luci [Hernandez] had to come off injured and we didn't have a third centre-back. We took a while to readjust to the change and we were a bit too passive.

"However, we had two or three good opportunities to transition into counters, but our final ball wasn't right. The third goal would have finished the game off.

"The goal we conceded was a bit annoying. We still have a long way to go. We have to be more stable, especially against opposition like today's."


source: SportMob

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