YB hosts Atlanta Bergamo in the Champions League on Tuesday. Only with a win keeps Bernays a chance to advance.
17 days after their last serious fight, YB continues on the biggest stages of club football. In the Champions League, Bernese hosts Atalanta Bergamo in the fifth group match. With a win, the Swiss champions will retain the chance of the round of 16, with a draw or defeat, the CL adventure ends prematurely and the last placement in the group will be closed.
Live on tape and on the radio
Follow the YB vs. Champions League match. SRF Zwei will follow a longer match recap on “Champions League – Goool” at 11pm.
However, YB coach David Wagner does not want to know anything about a particular starting position: “It was already clear that we would have to win at least two games at home in order to advance.” But the atmosphere at the completely sold-out Wankdorf is probably going to be special. In the sixth Champions League home game in the club’s history, his team could “take a giant step towards achieving something that has not been done before”. Anyone who doesn’t look forward to it “not too tight”.
Rest in time
Guillaume Faivre won’t be able to complain about a lack of action against the powerful attacking Bergamaskin, who set up for a 5-2 win over La Spezia this weekend. The number 2 in Berne, who will replace the injured David von Palmos again, knows what it takes to survive against the northern Italians: “Dynamic, dynamism and conviction. We have to bring these elements to the field.”
At least the results have not been brought onto the field by YB in the recent past. Before the national team break, the youngsters celebrated only 1 win out of 7 matches in all competitions. The first match against Basel, which was scheduled for Saturday, has been postponed. Faivre said the break came just in time.
Lustenberger is back on the team
Meanwhile, Wagner does not want to overestimate the break: “Atalanta had a game, but we didn’t. In the end, as always, the little things will decide at this level.” Before the national team’s break, the staff’s concerns about the Swiss champion worsened. Christian Wassnacht’s grand piano will remain open until the end of the year due to a fracture of his temporal bone.
After all, Wagner will be able to count on his actual captain for the first time in his time as a YB coach. Fabian Lustenberger, who ruptured his Achilles tendon in April, will be in the squad on Tuesday.