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Salah Mane duo attack Inter, Bayern the favorites

Should the Bavarians need a small shot before C1 resume, they caught it by surprise on Saturday in the Bundesliga, with an unlikely defeat in Bochum (4-2). So the German championship captain arrived in Austria with a rebuilt fleet to face Red Bull, the younger brother of his counterpart RB Leipzig., has already been eliminated from C1. Rekordmeister, winner in 2020, is even more dangerous because it has in its ranks an ardent record scorer: Robert Lewandowski. The Polish has already scored nine goals in six matches in the Champions League this season, but this is not enough, at the moment, to take the first place in the scorers’ standings for the event, which was dominated by the amazing Sebastian Haller, Ajax striker (10 goals). So the Bayern star has a very specific mission, reinforced by another, the task of the podium for the best scorers in the history of the competition: with 82 goals, the Pole occupies third place, ahead of … Karim Benzema.

Inter again at 8

The last winner of the first competition is in starting blocks Wednesday, 2019 winner Liverpool. Jurgen Klopp’s side, stubborn in the group stage with six wins from six matches, failed to make the draw in December and inherited one of the leaders of the No. 2 hat, Inter Milan. The Italian champion, crowned in C1 in 2010, has not tested the final stages in 10 years and arrives with a small crunch of confidence: He just gave up his first place in the Italian league to his rival Milan, after the draw with Napoli (1-1) and the defeat in the Milan derby (2-1). In the Champions League, Simone Inzaghi’s men finished the group stage in second place behind Real Madrid. They will have a hard time facing the Mane Salah duo, who have just recovered from the African Cup as the Senegal-Egypt final went to the Teranga Lions, on penalties. Liverpool already got their marks at Milan’s Giuseppe Meazza stadium: the Reds won there in the group stages against Milan (2-1), on the final day.

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