Former Bulgaria star Dimitar Berbatov revealed that the new Corona virus could cause the Champions League to be awarded to Bayern Munich.
Berbatov said in statements reported by “Reuters” that the Bavarian club will be on the cusp of winning the European title for the sixth time.
“Bayern Munich is in better shape than the rest of its competitors, as it returned early to official training and matches, after a long pause due to the precautionary measures against the Corona virus,” he said.
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“The German champions may be in a better position than their competitors if the wheel of the first European Clubs Championship returns to rotation, due to the resumption of the German league matches early and before many other tournaments,” he added.
The veteran striker said: “If we look at the Champions League this season, I will likely win Bayern Munich to win the title if the championship resumes, after it was stopped due to the health crisis of the new Corona virus, which causes Covid-19 disease around the world.”
Bayern beat Chelsea 3-0 in the first leg of the Champions League last 16, in February, before the return match was postponed, due to the spread of the Corona virus.
“Maybe because I watch a lot of Bundesliga matches,” Berbatov said, “but he’s always liked because he’s doing great performance and has some big players.”
“His style of beating Chelsea in the last game was tremendous. He easily beat him,” the former international added.
Berbatov, 19, is the top scorer for Bulgaria’s historic team with 48 goals and has also played for Tottenham Hotspur and Fulham teams in England, Bayer Leverkusen in Germany and Monaco in France.
“I don’t know exactly what the impact of the stop will be on everyone,” he said. “But Bayern Munich may have a slight advantage, because he plays football now and regains match fitness. So I am not surprised that he is the strongest candidate for the coronation.”
By defeating the struggling Fortuna Dusseldorf, Saturday, 5-0, Bayern took a new step towards winning the title for the eighth time in a row and 30th in its history.