Thomas Tuchel’s angry performance from the previous season has an impact on the start of the new Champions League season. Tuchel is suspended against Manchester United, the assistants are taking over.
An unusual Champions League evening awaits Bayern coach Thomas Tuchel. At the start of the new season of Europe’s premier football league, the 50-year-old is suspended from Munich’s home game on Wednesday (9 p.m./DAZN).
This is the result of Tuchel’s sending off in the quarter-final second leg against Manchester City in April (1-1), when FC Bayern were eliminated after losing 3-0 in the first leg. Referee Clement Turpin from France first showed the angry Tuchel a yellow card (84th minute) in the hectic final phase and shortly afterwards a yellow-red card (86th). “I got a yellow-red for complaining about the opponent shooting the ball away,” Tuchel said at the time and complained: “Two things couldn’t maintain the level of the game. The grass, the pitch conditions, didn’t give the level the necessary framework. And unfortunately the referee was grade six.”
He can report on Tuesday (2:30 p.m.) at the obligatory press conference how Tuchel is now planning on the sidelines for the Champions League classic. His three assistant coaches are Anthony Barry, Arno Michels and Zsolt Löw, who was shown a red card after the final whistle in the 2-2 draw against Bayer Leverkusen in the Bundesliga. However, this has no impact on the premier class. In the Bundesliga, Tuchel will be allowed back into the coaching bench on Saturday against VfL Bochum – in contrast to Löw.
While Tuchel watches the game against Manchester from the stands, his assistants will take over duties on the sidelines. Munich’s match against Manchester will be led by Swede Glenn Nyberg. It is the 34-year-old’s third appearance in the Champions League; he has not yet taken charge of an FC Bayern game.
Manchester United is the strongest opponent in Bayern’s group. Munich’s other group opponents are Galatasaray Istanbul and FC Copenhagen. FC Bayern will play their first away game of this group phase in Denmark on October 3rd.
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