Berlin (dpa) - FC Bayern's journey to the Club World Cup in Qatar has become a tough test of patience.
After the 1-0 win against Hertha BSC on Friday evening, the German soccer record champions hurriedly disappeared from the Olympic Stadium to get the flight to Doha for the Club World Cup.
This was scheduled for 11:15 p.m. at BER Airport.
On Saturday morning, however, the Bavarians tweeted: "Due to the refused entry permit, FC Bayern is now more than seven hours late taking off for the FIFA Club World Cup in Doha."
From Berlin it didn't go to Qatar, but back to Munich.
Because of the waiting in Berlin, the crew of flight QR 7402 had to be changed, as the Bavarians also announced on Twitter.
It should then go on to Doha.
In any case, the good mood should be gone to the players on board.
«It will be a nice flight.
That's how we imagined it, ”Hansi Flick had said after the fifth league victory in succession for the clear leaders.
Munich started the trip with a 22-man squad, but without the German international Leon Goretzka and the Spaniard Javi Martínez.
Both have to pause because of positive corona results.
It is not ruled out that they will still travel.
"We have to look at it from day to day," Flick emphasized, but also limited: "It looks a little better with Leon, with Javi it will probably not be enough."
This Monday, Bayern will meet Al Ahly SC from Egypt as the European Champions League winners in the semi-finals.
The final will take place on Thursday next week.
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