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Losing to PSG 2-3 at Allianz’s home field in the first leg of the 1/8 round not only caused Hansi Flick to break his 17-match unbeaten streak in the Champions League (15 wins, 1 draw), but also put Bayern at risk of being eliminated.

* PSG – Bayern: 2:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 14, Hanoi time.

`Shut up`, Hansi Flick shouted at Hasan Salihamidzic after a conversation about the Bayern force issue when the team traveled on the bus after the victory over Lazio in the second leg of the 1/8 round.

Flick, later, publicly apologized for this, but the simmering rift between him and the Bosnian Sports Director remained.

Flick tried, so did Choupo-Mouting.

The snowy field in Munich spelled trouble for Bayern’s patchwork squad, which had to play a tough match against the French representative.

Bayern were not prepared to play on such an ice field, so when Goretzka got hurt unexpectedly, Davies did not have time to warm up to take his teammate’s place, harming Goretzka’s partner in the middle, Joshua Kimmich.

Bayern and the 'dead spots' from the depth of the squad

Pillars like Goretzka, Kimmich, and Muller are all tired from working hard, filling the void left by other stars due to injury.

But the situation could be worse.

That’s why Hansi Flick is upset with Salihamidzic.

Bayern’s 2020 summer transfer period was as poor as ever, with options like Bouna Sarr from Marseille for 10 million euros, and Marc Roca from Espanyol for 15 million.

`We did not buy Upamecano with the expectation of making him a valuable contract,` Rummenigge explained.

Last season’s treble helped Flick become an inspiration and Rummenigge also rated this coach as `on the same level as Pep Guardiola`, meaning Bayern wants a long-term project with him.

But Flick was also under too much pressure, as Bayern had to fight on many fronts, with a thin squad.

Bayern and the 'dead spots' from the depth of the squad

Choupo-Moting tried his best, but without Lewandowski, Bayern immediately had big problems in attack.

This limitation was once again revealed in the draw with Union Berlin in round 28 of the Bundesliga on April 10.

After being in Paris to prepare for the quarterfinal return match with PSG, Bayern’s series of pillars took turns raising their spirits.

If they succeed in going upstream, that is the result that of course a defending champion like Bayern must do.

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