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FC Bayern E. Choupo-Moting (37), T. Müller (60)
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Paris SG K. Mbappé (3), Marquinhos (28), K. Mbappé (68)

Hansi Flick backs 'experienced' Boateng to lead Bayern

By Akhil Fisher

The Parisians will visit the Allianz Arena in a bid to take home an advantage lead, but will be met by a high-flying Bayern side without their main marksman, Lewandowski.

Jerome Boateng.
Jerome Boateng.Photo: GEPA Pictures/Ulrich Gamel

As Bayern Munich face Paris Saint-Germain in a repeat match up of last year’s final, Hansi Flick has backed German center-back Jerome Boateng to lead Bayern to glory once again – both on the domestic and continental level.

Speaking in his pre-match press conference ahead of the 1st leg tie, Flick praised the defender’s quality and experience. He said: "Everyone knows how I feel about Jerome and the quality that he has. He's very concentrated on his job and that's a good basis for him to perform well - which is what he's been doing lately.”

Flick also mentioned that it is easy to count on an experienced player of his stature, who has been a part of the team for a decade now – since moving from Manchester City in 2011.

”For a coaching team it's always good to be able to count on a player like that, who has such experience and great quality," he said.

Boateng played a pivotal part in Bayern’s treble and subsequent sextuple.

He has twice won the UEFA Champions League and will look to lead the Bavarians from the back in conquering his third and Bayern’s seventh title on the European stage.

FC Bayern
1Manuel Neuer (C)
5Benjamin Pavard
4Niklas Süle ↩42
27David Alaba
21Lucas Hernández
6Joshua Kimmich
18Leon Goretzka ↩33
10Leroy Sané
25Thomas Müller
29Kingsley Coman
13E. Choupo-Moting
35Alexander Nübel
17Jérôme Boateng ↪42
19Alphonso Davies ↪33
20Bouna Sarr
23Tanguy Nianzou
8Javi Martínez
42Jamal Musiala
Paris SG
1Keylor Navas
31Colin Dagba
5Marquinhos (C) ↩30
3Presnel Kimpembe
22Abdou Diallo ↩46
15Danilo Pereira
27Idrissa Gueye
11Ángel Di María ↩71
10Neymar ↩90
23Julian Draxler
7Kylian Mbappé
16Sergio Rico
30Alexandre Letellier
18Moise Kean ↪71
39Kenny Nagera
4Thilo Kehrer
25Mitchel Bakker ↪46
32Timothee Pembele
12Rafinha ↪90
19Pablo Sarabia
21Ander Herrera ↪30
35Ismael Gharbi
42Abdoulaye Kamara

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