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Der Klassiker: Bayern Munich vs Borussia Dortmund Match Preview

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It’s time for the 2nd Der Klassiker of the Season, Bayern Munich & Borussia Dortmund face of each other again in the Bundesliga.

Bayern Munich are sitting at the top of the Bundesliga standings, but they face a Borussia Dortmund side who already beat Bayern once this season.

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Date: 08th April 2017

Time: 4:30 PM(GMT), 10:00 PM (IST)

Venue: Allianz Arena

Broadcast: Star Sports Select HD 2, Sky Sports, beIN Sports

Team News

Bayern Munich:

Sven Ulrich is set to be the Custodian of Bayern again at the Allianz Arena, while Manuel Neuer & Thomas Müller miss out through foot & ankle injury respectively. Else Carlo Ancelotti has a full squad to pick from.

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Bayern (4-2-3-1): Ulreich, Lahm (C), Boateng, Hummels, Alaba; Alonso, Vidal; Robben, Thiago, Ribery, Lewandowski.

Injured or Suspended: Neuer (foot), Müller (ankle).

Borussia Dortmund:

5 players are ruled out from Der Klassiker for Borussia Dortmund. Marco Reus, yet to recover from a Thigh injury, Former Bayern player Mario Götze sidelined with Metabolic disturbances while Erik Durm, Andre Schürrle, Sebastian Rode have also been ruled out. Apart from these five, Marcel Schmelzer, Julian Weigl & Lukasz Piszczek also have some issues but they are likely to be on the starting 11.

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Dortmund (3-1-4-2): Bürki – Piszczek, Sokratis (c), Bartra; Schmelzer – Weigl – Pulisic, Kagawa, Castro; Dembele, Aubameyang

Injured or Suspended: Reus (Thigh), Götze (metabolic illness), Schürrle (ankle), Durm (muscle strain), Rode (Groin)

Match Stats:

  1. Bayern’s Robert Lewandowski has scored 25 goals; one fewer than Borussia Dortmund’s Pierre- Emerick Aubameyang at the top of the scoring charts.
  2. Aubameyang has scored in each of his last seven appearances in all competitions, netting a total of 11 in that time.
  3. Thomas Tuchel is the current Bundesliga coach with the most victories against Bayern (four).

Head to Head :

  • Overall 114 matches were played between these two.
  • 33 matches ended in Draws.
  • 51 matches were won by Bayern Munich.
  • 30 matches were won by Borussia Dortmund.
  • 205 Goals were scored by Bayern.
  • 141 Goals were scored by Dortmund.

Special Der Klassiker Facts:

  1. Most matches won (as a player) – Oliver Kahn (13).
  2. Most wins (as a Manager) – Ottmar Hitzfeld (10).
  3. Most Goals scored – Gerd Muller (14).
  4. Most Caps Caps – Michael Zorg (28).