Leverkusen - FC Bayern

Germany: Bundesliga
Leverkusen P. Schick (55)
BayArena1-5Attendance: 29.542
FC Bayern R. Lewandowski (4), R. Lewandowski (30), T. Müller (34), S. Gnabry (35), S. Gnabry (37)
Lineup

Nagelsmann counting on Hernandez despite legal troubles

By Rune Gjerulff

Julian Nagelsmann has backed Lucas Hernandez to feature in Bayern München's upcoming two games despite the defender's legal troubles.

Lucas Hernandez.
Lucas Hernandez.Photo: Антон Зайцев/Soccer.ru/CC-by-SA 3.0

Bayern München coach Julian Nagelsmann has made it clear that Lucas Hernandez remains part of his plans for the next two games against Bayer Leverkusen and Benfica.


Hernandez has appealed against a six-month prison term for violating a restraining order in 2017, and Bayern president Herbert Hainer confirmed on Thursday that the left-back will travel to Madrid to appear in court next week.

But despite the issues surrounding Hernandez's personal life at the moment, Nagelsmann is counting on him.

"He's the same as he always is. He trained well and he's part of my plans for the next two games. If he's healthy, then he will also play both games," said the Bayern coach at a press conference on Friday.

Bayern face Leverkusen in the Bundesliga on Sunday before travelling to Portugal for an away game against Benfica in the Champions League on Wednesday.


Leverkusen
(4-2-3-1)
1Lukáš Hradecky (C)
30Jeremie Frimpong ↩64
6Kossonou Odilon
4Jonathan Tah
5Mitchel Bakker
11Nadiem Amiri
10Kerem Demirbay
19Moussa Diaby ↩64
27Florian Wirtz ↩79
7Paulinho ↩46
14Patrik Schick ↩79
Bench
40Andrey Lunev
13Lucas Alario ↪79
31Amine Adli ↪64
38Karim Bellarabi ↪64
3Panagiotis Retsos ↪79
12Edmond Tapsoba ↪46
22Daley Sinkgraven
33Piero Hincapié
29
FC Bayern
(4-2-3-1)
1Manuel Neuer (C)
4Niklas Süle ↩72
2Dayotchanculle Upamecano
21Lucas Hernández
19Alphonso Davies ↩40
6Joshua Kimmich
8Leon Goretzka ↩46
7Serge Gnabry
25Thomas Müller ↩64
10Leroy Sané
9Robert Lewandowski ↩64
Bench
36Christian Früchtl
11Kingsley Coman ↪64
13E. Choupo-Moting
3Omar Richards ↪72
20Bouna Sarr
44Josip Stanisic ↪40
18Marcel Sabitzer ↪46
24Corentin Tolisso
42Jamal Musiala ↪64

Bundesliga News

Fantasy Football

Tactics Talk

Editor's picks

Profiles

Turn back time

3. Liga - Osnabrück - Freiburg II3. Liga - Viktoria Köln - Hallescher3. Liga - Türkgücü - Zwickau