Viktoria Plzen is struggling to find their footing in Champions League play. They sit in the bottom of their group without a point. On Tuesday they take on Bayern Munich, who are undefeated in group play so far. Munich could be vulnerable to a loss by expecting an easy win, and they are aware of it.
“Every game in the Champions League is dangerous because every opponent you come up against in this competition has experience,” Bayuern coach Pep Guardiola said, via UEFA.com. “Plzen won 6-1 in the league at the weekend and are on good form, but I can see a chance for us to qualify for the knockout stage.”
“There is always something to improve on, even in the games that we win, and we still want to get better. We have been at the very top and won everything, but that means we have to work even harder to maintain our position.”
Plzen are relishing the opportunity to play Munich though.
“To play against Bayern or Manchester City is a holiday for us, and also for our fans, the whole city and Czech football,” Plzen coach Pavel Vrba said. “It is a reward for our victories in the qualifying rounds. But now we run into clubs that are of a much higher quality. It is prestigious for us and we are fully aware of the possibilities of our club [compared with] the biggest clubs in the world.”
“[Arjen] Robben is not here, but I would have been happier if [Franck] Ribéry had not turned up. He was so fantastic in the first game, his performance three weeks ago was simply unbelievable, he was unstoppable.”
Date: November 5
Start Time: 2:45 p.m. ET
Location: Plzeň, Czech Republic
Stadium: Doosan Arena
TV Info: FOX Sports Net, MSG Plus
Live Stream: FOX Soccer 2Go
Key - POS: Position, P: Games Played, W: Wins, D: Draws, L: Losses, F: Goals Scored, A: Goals Allowed, GD: Goal Difference, Pts: Points