Bayern, who will play a semi-final on Monday in opposition to Al-Ahly, have been compelled to remain at Berlin airport in a single day, solely to go away round 7 a.m., however this time with a stopover in Munich to vary g airline crew.
File picture of Bayern Munich gamers celebrating a Champions League objective. AFP
Berlin: Bayern Munich’s Membership World Cup mission bought off to a rocky begin with its takeoff from Berlin on a direct flight to Qatar delayed by seven hours in a single day Friday.
After beating Hertha Berlin 1-0, the crew headed to the airport and boarded their airplane with the hopes of arriving in Doha six and a half hours later.
However after heavy snowfall within the German capital, the airplane’s de-icing took longer than anticipated and air site visitors management refused permission to take off as a consequence of a flight ban from 11:00 p.m. to 06:00 (GMT).
Bayern needed to disembark from the Qatar Airways airplane which was as a consequence of depart at 11:15 p.m., however have been solely granted departure clearance a minute earlier than the curfew started.
The German champions, who play a semi-final in opposition to Egypt’s Al-Ahly on Monday, have been compelled to remain on the airport in a single day, finally leaving a couple of minutes earlier than 7 a.m., however this time with a stopover in Munich to vary crew.
“We felt just like the related authorities did not care about us,” Bayern president Karl-Heinz Rummenigge stated angrily. Bild.
“The managers (on the airport) do not know what they’ve performed to our crew.”
After Monday’s semi-final in opposition to Egypt’s Al-Ahly and the play-off for the ultimate or third place on Thursday, Bayern are again within the Bundesliga in opposition to Arminia Bielefeld on Monday week.
A comfort for Bayern: they lastly took off supported by 5 successive victories which left them 10 factors forward of RB Leipzig, second, who has a recreation in hand in opposition to Schalke, hit by the disaster, on Saturday.
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