Bayern Munich’s Club Environment Cup preparations hit by lengthy flight delay

Bayern Munich’s travel designs for the 2020 FIFA Club Planet Cup have been hit by additional than 7 several hours of delays on Friday night, meaning they didn’t in fact take off from Germany to fly to Qatar, wherever the tournament is getting held, right up until Saturday morning.



Robert Lewandowski holding a football ball: Bayern Munich were severely delayed heading to Qatar | Boris Streubel/Getty Images


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Bayern Munich were being severely delayed heading to Qatar | Boris Streubel/Getty Photographs

Bayern have been travelling straight from Berlin following their Bundesliga clash with Hertha, received by a single initial fifty percent target from Kingsley Coman, but the staff aircraft was denied authorization to get-off at its scheduled time soon before midnight.



Bayern set off from a snowy Berlin | Boris Streubel/Getty Images


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Bayern established off from a snowy Berlin | Boris Streubel/Getty Visuals

The flight was delayed by far more than 7 hours and the unscheduled right away stay meant that the crew had to be changed mainly because the unique staff members experienced currently strike their optimum several hours.

There also experienced to be an supplemental stopover in Munich and the journey to Doha for the Club Globe Cup ultimately began shortly soon after 9am (CET) on Saturday early morning.

Bayern would have currently in arrived in Qatar by then experienced they been capable to established off on time. In its place, they will not land in the gulf point out right up until Saturday evening.

Losing most of a working day, indicates Bayern will have only Sunday to coach and put together ahead of dealing with CAF Champions League winners Al Ahly from Egypt in their semi-remaining on Monday 8 February.



a group of football players posing for a picture: Bayern are representing Europe as Champions League winners | Pool/Getty Images


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Bayern are representing Europe as Champions League winners | Pool/Getty Illustrations or photos

If Bayern beat Al Ahly, they will facial area possibly Palmeiras or Tigres in the closing on Thursday 11 February.

Palmeiras certified by winning the delayed 2020 Copa Libertadores previous thirty day period, while Mexican side Tigres are the reigning CONCACAF champions. Both equally are competing in the Club Entire world Cup for the very first time, even though Palmeiras did contest the outdated Intercontinental Cup in 1999.

The 2020 competitors, which has been postponed from December because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, has presently commenced.

Regional champions Al Duhail were awarded their preliminary 1st spherical match towards Auckland City simply because the New Zealanders withdrew. Al Ahly then beat Al Duhail in a 2nd round contest, even though Tigres knocked out AFC champions Ulsan Hyundai from South Korea at that phase.



a man playing a game of football: The 2020 Club World Cup has already started in Qatar | MB Media/Getty Images


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The 2020 Club Earth Cup has by now began in Qatar | MB Media/Getty Photographs

Bayern and Palmeiras were each supplied byes to the semi-finals.

Bayern previous competed at the Club Globe Cup in 2013 when it was held in Morocco. They lifted the trophy, beating Raja Casablanca in the ultimate, with the neighborhood facet possessing only qualified as hosts and surprising Monterrey and Atletico Mineiro to get by way of the earlier rounds.

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