British and German media revealed that Bayern’s Joao Cancelo loan contract does not have a clause banning players from playing against Man City in the Champions League this season. Up to now, the 28-year-old star has no problems and can contribute to Bayern in the quarter-finals of the Champions League.
Cancelo plays for Bayern on a loan contract until the end of this season. Last month, Bayern Munich sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic confirmed the German club loaned the Portuguese defender for free. The defending Bundesliga champions only have the option to buy the player outright for 70 million euros at the end of the season.
In the new shirt, Cancelo quickly left an impression with 1 goal and 5 assists after 5 appearances for Bayern. The 1994 defender started in Bayern’s 1-0 victory over PSG in the first leg of the last 16 of the Champions League. In the second leg, he came on from the bench.
Bayern is an ominous opponent to Man City in the quarter-finals of the Champions League this season. The prospect of Cancelo scoring or assisting against Man City in the next two confrontations is entirely possible.
In the quarter-finals of the Champions League 2019/20, Philippe Coutinho created 1 goal and scored 2 goals for Bayern in an 8-2 victory over Barca. At that time, the Brazilian midfielder was being loaned by Barca to Bayern. The Catalan club even had to pay a part of Coutinho’s salary when he was contributing in the Bayern shirt.
Hong An | 22:05 17/03/2023