DFB POKAL : RB Leipzig vs Bayern Munich : All you need to know about this match
It’s Bull’s vs the Bear’s, RB Leipzig and FC Bayern Munich meet for the first time in their DFB Pokal history.
Match Details –
Venue : Red-Bull Arena, Leipzig.
Round : Round 2 (Round of 32)
Date : 25/10/17 – 00:15 (IST)nextday, 18:45 (GMT), 20:45 (CEST).
TV Telecast : Sony Ten 2 and Sony Ten 2 HD, beIN Sports, Canal Sports, Sky Sports.
Live Stream : http://www.sport365.live/en/home
RB Leipzig : After a didgy-dodgy start to the season Leipzig are now playing quite well in the Bundesliga, also defeated Stuttgart 1-0 last MatchDay, placed in 3rd position and are just 1 point behind the joint league leaders Dortmund and Bayern (Dortmund 1st on GD), but the question has to be will they be able to do so in the DFB Pokal? With hectic fixtures all around it will be tough for Leipzig to maintain their winning streak and that also against Bayern. Leipzig boss Ralph Hasenhüttl doesn’t like to rotate his squad much but he has to do it now if he wants to keep his players fit for fixtures. At present Bruma is sidelined for Leipzig else Hasenhüttl has a full squad to pickfrom.
Possible line up – Leipzig (4-2-2-2) : Gulacsi; Bernardo, Orban, Upamecano, Halstenberg; Kampl, Laimer; Sabitzer, Forsberg; Poulsen, Werner.
The boys who weren’t in the starting XI yesterday are partaking in a brisk rondo out on the training pitch ⚽️🏃 pic.twitter.com/e1hO66w21p
— RB Leipzig English (@RBLeipzig_EN) October 22, 2017
Bayern Munich : Though Bayern looked a little bit shaky on previous MatchDay against Hamburg but still they managed to pull out a 1-0 win over them. Injuries never leave Bayern alone, Thomas Muller (thigh) got injured against Hamburg, it’s a shock really for Bayern fans, like Muller injured really? you are joking right? It’s really unusual for Muller to get injured. Just few hours ago lntup got reports from their sources that James Rodriguez also didn’t travel with the squad with a back problem. So it leaves Thiago Alcantara to take the spot of Central Attacking Mid for the time being. Neuer, Bernat, Ribery all remain sidelined with injuries though Javi Martinez was back on first team training and might get the nod over Tolliso in the DM role.
Possible line up – Bayern Munich (4-2-3-1) : Ulreich; Kimmich, Boateng, Hummels, Alaba; Vidal, Martinez; Robben, Thiago, Coman; Lewandowski.
— FC Bayern English (@FCBayernEN) October 22, 2017
Head to Head
Overall – 2 matches.
Drawn – 0 matches.
Leipzig won – 0 matches.
Bayern won – 2 matches.
Leipzig scored – 4 goals.
Bayern scored – 8 goals.