The big day is upon us. Bayern Munich host Borussia Dortmund at the Allianz Arena in front of 75,000 screaming supporters in a match between first and second in the Bundesliga. There's a lot on the line. If Bayern win, they'll stretch their lead to 7 points ahead of BVB.
This is truly the biggest match of the season to date in the Bundesliga. It could very well be argued that an FC Bayern victory effectively ends the title race at the beginning of October. However, if BVB and Schalke pull out victories, first and third place will be separated by only two points. THE TITLE RACE IS BACK ON!
The question everyone wants to know is what kind of lineup Pep Guardiola will throw out onto the field. Davis took his shot, with Pep fielding an attacking 4-3-3, and it seems like a good bet. Robert Lewandowski will be aiming to continue his scoring streak against BVB. Lewa knocked home goals in all three matches against his former team last season, and with the rate that he's scoring goals this season, it's a good bet to make that he'll find at least one.
Once the lineups are released, this thread will be updated.
Location: Allianz Arena, Munich, Germany
Time: 5:30 pm local time, 11:30 am ET
TV/Streaming: USA (Fox Sports 2, Fox Soccer 2 Go, Fox Sports Go), Canada (Sportsnet World, Sportsnet World Now), Germany (Sky Bundesliga 1, Sky Go), UK (BT Sport), Australia (beIN Sport)
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Douglas Costa – Thiago Alcântara – Xabi Alonso – Mario Götze
David Alaba – Jérôme Boateng – Javi Martínez – Philipp Lahm
Bench: Sven Ulreich, Rafinha, Phillipp Steinhart, Joshua Kimmich, Gianluca Gaudino, Arturo Vidal, Kingsley Coman
Henrikh Mkhitaryan – Shinji Kagawa – Gonzalo Castro
Ilkay Gündogan – Julian Weigl
Sokratis Papastathopoulos – Sven Bender – Mats Hummels – Łukas Piszczek
Bench: Roman Weidenfeller, Park Joo-Ho, Matthias Ginter, Adnan Januzaj, Jonas Hofmann, Marco Reus, Adrian Ramos
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