Our prediction for this Champions League match:
Bayern Munich will look to retain top position in Group A when they take on Copenhagen at Parken Stadium on Tuesday evening. The Bundesliga giants did well to beat Manchester United 4-3 in their opener and the bookies see them as hot favourites to win the round 2 clash as well. A man to keep an eye on in the visiting team will be Harry Kane, who has already netted eight goals in the new Bundesliga campaign, while fit-again left-back Raphael Guerreiro is pushing for a start.
The likes of Serge Gnabry, Matthijs de Ligt, and Manuel Neuer remain in the recovery room. The Danes, on the other hand, dropped a two-goal advantage in a 2-2 draw with Galatasaray in Istanbul and given their shaky defence, anything but a routine away win would be a big surprise. The likes of Babacar, Boilesen, Cornelius, and Khocholava are sidelined with injuries, while defender Elias Jelert is banned for the match.
Highlighted Player (Leroy Sane):
Leroy Sane began his senior career at Schalke 04. The pacey winger, who is capable of playing as attacking midfielder as well, made his debut for die Knappen on 20 April, 2014 against Stuttgart. Sane came as a substitute in the second half of the match, replacing Max Mayer 13 minutes before the final whistle.
He scored 11 goals in 47 league appearances for Schalke and on 2 August, 2016 he signed a deal with big-spending Premier League side Manchester City. The former Schalke footballer joined the Citizens on a five-year deal for a fee of £37 million. Sane was born in Essen on 11 January, 1996, but his father is Senegalese.
Souleymane Sane used to play for the Senegalese national football team in the past, while his mother Regina Weber was a rhythmic gymnast. Speaking of his international career, Leroy Sane has 6 caps for Germany U21 and he made his debut for the senior team on 13 November, 2015 in a 2-0 loss to France.
Highlighted Team (Copenhagen):
The most successful club in the history of Danish football FC Kopenhagen was founded in 1992, through the merger of 15-time Danish champions Kjobenhavns Boldklub and seven-time champions of Denmark Boldklubben 1903. Football Club Copenhagen play their matches at the Telia Parken, a venue that can host 38,000 spectators.
The Team of the City as Copenhagen is called in Denmark has won the Danish football championship eleven times, while it has also won the Danish Cup on seven occasions. The club forms great rivalry with Copenhagen’s suburban club Brondby IF with games between the two club attracting some of the biggest crowds in Danish football history in this so called New Firm derby.
Through its history F.C. Copenhagen have participated in the UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup, UEFA Europa League and UEFA Champions League, while their major European accomplishments have been achieved in the Royal League, with the Danish powerhouse winning two titles and coming as runners-up on one occasion.