FC Bayern Munich has played its way back into the football elite in recent years.
The Reds particularly impress a coach.
Madrid - It has been almost exactly a year since Atletico Madrid presented at the Munich Allianz Arena *.
Wednesday evening, floodlights, Champions League - these are precisely the encounters that fans, players and coaches love.
At least in theory.
Because for the proud Spaniards and their even prouder trainer Diego Simeone, the business trip turned into a nightmare.
Bayern * literally devoured the Madrilenians, in the end it was 4-0.
Simeone is known for his emotions, the Argentine paces up and down the sidelines, suffers and lives with his players on the pitch.
And he is also fully involved in interviews, as a conversation with the sports newspaper
The 51-year-old spoke extensively about his family, Atleti * and suddenly also about German football - especially about FC Bayern.
FC Bayern Munich: Atletico coach Diego Simeone is full of praise
It's no secret that “El Cholo” is a big fan of Bayern.
He made that clear once more.
When asked about the Champions League and the big favorites, he almost forgot to name the 2020 title holder.
"Sorry, lack of respect," he said, and then philosophized about Bayern's impressive tactical direction.
“They all arrive, they all score goals.
You never lose the ball. "
In front of a player, Simeone freezes in awe: Joshua Kimmich * is particularly fond of him.
“You have Kimmich,” he enthuses.
"The only time he lost a ball was when he gave it to his son to play at home."
Champions League: Bayern Munich and Atletico Madrid to see each other again soon?
In an interview, the coach of the Spanish champions also remembers the 4-0 draw in October 2020: “Look, we didn't play badly against them last season. Bayern came in front of our goal six times and scored four goals. We lost 0: 4! "
Should both teams move into the second round in the premier class, it should already be clear who Simeone would like to avoid.
But there is still a long way to go: Atletico are currently second in a difficult group with Liverpool, Porto and AC Milan.
Next Tuesday there will be the absolute top game against the Reds.
The Munich * started their group appropriately.
After two clear victories over Barcelona and Kiev, Benfica Lisbon awaits next Wednesday.
Will Niklas Süle be there again?
Rumors of change continue to surround the national player.
Apparently a sheikh club is knocking on the door.
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