- Champions League
The Bundesliga managed to get a perfect record on matchday 4 with four wins.
Bayern Munich qualified for the next round with a 2:0 victory over Olympiacos. It was Hansi Flick’s first game in charge of Bayern and it was a deserved win, although Olympiacos never really challenged the Bavarians. In the same group Tottenham Hotspur defeated Red Star 4:0 and look to secure the second place in the group.
Bayer Leverkusen kept their chances alive with a 2:1 win over Atletico. Nevertheless, it is still an uphill battle for Leverkusen who need to win both remaining games and hope that Atletico only get one point from tw matches. Juventus have already qualified for the knockout stages thanks to their late 2:1 win over Lokomotive Moscow.
In group A, PSG have secured their place in the next round with a narrow 1:0 win over Brugge and Real Madrid have recovered from their bad start in the Champions League, winning 6:0 against Galatasaray and are will likely finish second in the group.
Group C is one of the closest groups this year. Manchester City are the clear favorites to get through despite their 1:1 draw against Atalanta Bergamo. However, there is a close battle for second place with Dinamo Zagreb and Shakhtar Donezk both level on points at 5.
Andrey Yarmolenko can be classified as a failed one for Borussia Dortmund and it might even get worse for the black and yellows. FIFA is currently investigating Yarmolenko’s transfer from Dynamo Kiev to BVB in 2017. Apparently Dortmund still have not made a payment of 305’78.95€ to the “Specialised Childhood-Youth School of Football Olympic Reserve Yunist” as part of the compensation for youth and development clubs of the Ukranian player.
BVB are denying the accusations saying that they made a payment of 1.3€ million to Dynamo Kiev to take care of any mandatory payments to youth and development clubs. Six clubs in total should have received money but only five did, BVB and Dynamo will now have to explain why.
- Wenger to take over at Bayern
Arsène Wenger has been linked to Bayern Muncih’s vacant coaching position. Hansi Flick will be the coach for the upcoming clash with BVB but Wenger could take over the club after Saturday. Sport Bild claim Bayern are already in negotiations with the former Arsenal coach who would take over until the end of the season until Bayern find a permanent solution.
Wenger is currently working as a pundit for beIN SPORTS and told the network why he could be interested to join Bayern:
“Because I know the people who run the club for 30 years. A long, long time ago, I almost went to Bayern. That’s all I can say at the moment. [...] I have not decided yet, whether I want to return to coaching or no.”