Line-ups are announced, and we're 35 minutes from kick-off. Despite thoughts that he might be better brought in slowly, Robben appears set to start. This allows Kroos to move to the midfield and Tommy to go back to second striker. Match is broadcast on ESPN 3 online, and on cable via ESPN Deportes.
Lahm - Badstuber - Boateng - Rafinha
Gustavo - Kroos
Ribery - Mueller - Robben
Schmelzer - Hummels - Santana - Piszczek
Kehl - Bender
Grosskreutz - Kagawa - Goetze
Tough match-up, but if Robben is 100% you have to like Bayern's chances.
- Monchengladbach spanked Bremen thanks to a Reus hat-trick. His audition is going well.
- Koeln - Mainz was postponed, and the reports are that the cause was a referee's attempted suicide. Horrible. Our thoughts are with ref Babak Rafati and his family ... the only good news is that he's in the hospital and his physical condition appears to be stable. The delay was announced late, and fans were actually filing into the stadium less than an hour before game time. Fortunately, everyone appears to be leaving quietly and behaving themselves.
- I'm DVR-ing the game, so if you see a particularly important moment, just note it in the comments thusly:
"26 minutes - great pass by ___ to set up ___ on the wing"
and we can go back and post footage tomorrow or Monday and analyze it in depth.
Viva viva FC Bayern!