Der Klassiker : Bayern Munich vs Borussia Dortmund Match Preview
Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund face off each other again, this time it’s in the DFB Pokal Cup.
Dortmund will be keen to get a revenge over Bayern this time in the Semi-Final of the German Cup as they broke the heart of Dortmund in the Final of this competition last Season. The match went onto Penalty shootout after a Goalless Normal time & Extra time clash, from there Bayern clinched the victory 4-3. Douglas Costa scoring the Final Goal.
Eintracht Frankfurt are already into the final of the German Cup as they defeated Borussia Monchengladbach in what was a dramatic Penalty shootout encounter.
Date: 26th (27th) April 2017.
Time: 6:45 PM(GMT), 8:45 PM (CET), 12:15 AM (IST).
Venue: Allianz Arena.
Broadcast: Ten 2, Sky Sports, beIN Sports.
Live Stream: ronaldo7.net
Bayern No.1 Keeper Manuel Neuer is out for the rest of the season after fracturing his foot in Madrid. Sven Ulreich is set to be the custodian again. Javi Martinez (Thigh) and David Alaba (Knee) could also miss the game through injury, but those injuries are minor. Else Bayern Boss Carlo Ancelotti has a full squad to pick from.
Bayern possible line up (4-2-3-1): Ulreich, Lahm(C), Martinez, Hummels, Alaba; Alonso, Vidal; Robben, Thiago, Ribery, Lewandowski.
Injured or Suspended: Neuer (foot).
Thomas Tuchel will have problems in picking Centre backs for this clash as Sokratis (Leg) & Marc Bartra (Broken Wrist) both are out injured. Nuri Sahin (Ankle) is also left out due to injury, Former Bayern player Mario Götze is also sidelined with Metabolic disturbances while Andre Schürrle (Achilles Tendon), Sebastian Rode (Muscle) have also been ruled out.
Dortmund possible line up (4-3-3): Bürki, Piszczek, Ginter, Bender, Schmelzer, Weigl, Kagawa, Castro, Dembele, Aubameyang, Reus (C)
Injured or Suspended: Götze (metabolic illness), Schürrle (ankle), Rode (Groin), Sokratis (Leg), Bartra (Broken Wrist), Sahin (Ankle).
Head to Head
- Overall matches – 115 matches.
- Drawn – 33 matches.
- Bayern won – 52 matches.
- Dortmund won – 30 matches.
- Bayern scored – 209 Goals.
- Dortmund scored – 142 Goals.
Special Der Klassiker Facts:
- Most matches won (as a player) – Oliver Kahn (13).
- Most wins (as a Manager) – Ottmar Hitzfeld (10).
- Most Goals scored – Gerd Muller (14).
- Most Caps – Michael Zorg (28).