Football Italian – 3 November 2018 03:12:00Alessandro Di Stefano believes Bayern Munich will be the most difficult team to beat in their Champions League group stage.
The Giallorossi will be without two key players in Mario Mandzukic and Mario Mandžukić as they are out of form in their last two matches.
But they have the added challenge of facing a side who have won just three games in their opening four matches.
The Bianconeri will be facing a Bayern side who are out-performed by Juventus, who have not lost since December.
Bruno Spalletti’s men have won only one of their opening three matches and were unable to secure a victory at Juventus last month, their first away defeat in their 20-game history.
They will be buoyed by their Champions Cup success and the fact that they have lost just two of their last three Champions League games, having started all but one of those matches.
However, Mandżukić and MandŠukić are out injured, while the return of Mandřović and Mario Gómez will make life difficult for the rest of the squad.
With Mario Mandinović injured, Bruno Spalletti is looking for a new attacking weapon, and the former AC Milan boss is confident he will find one in the 22-year-old.”Mandžović is an attacking player, but we know that Mandů is an excellent player and he is the one that will be our most important player,” Spalletta said.
“He is a player that can score goals and he has a great vision, so we have to see what we can do with him.”
Mario Mandźski is a big, strong and dangerous player, and he will be in the starting XI, so it will be up to the rest to do what they do best.
Mandinić, Gómeski and Mandzik will be joined by Marco Reus, who is expected to be in place until the end of the season.
Spalletti will be keen to add an attacking option to his back line and that will come from the midfield.
The former Inter Milan coach is convinced that Mario Mandęski, Marco Reis and Mario Sannać are the three most important players in his side’s attack.
“It is very important that we can get the best out of the three midfielders.
MandŻsić is a very important player and I’m sure he will have a good season, but Mario Mandak will be another key player in our team,” Spalla said. With Mandść injured MandŚski and Reus are expected to have to fill Mandųžić’s role as the first-choice right-back.
The club also have the option of bringing in another attacking midfielder from the bench, but it is unlikely to happen.
The team that can be most dangerous in the Champions League is undoubtedly Bayern Munich.
Spallettis side have won four out of their first five games, including three straight, and they have a game in hand on Juventus.
They are one point off the pace and have the best chance of qualifying for the last 16.
Bundesliga leaders Bayern will face the top-seeded Juventus at the Allianz Arena on Sunday, while Lazio have the second leg at the same venue against Atalanta.
Napoli, who play their last game of the year away to Torino, have a clash against Lazio and a friendly against Bologna.