With the final match of the calendar year upon us, we lament the fact that the season has gone by so quickly! So many things have changed (Bayern lost in the Hinrunde.), while so many things stayed the exact same (Bayern have so many injured players.). What does Hannover have in store for the Bavarians at the HDI Arena?
Relegation fights are never fun, and Hannover have the look of a team that's going to be in the middle of one all season long. Facing Bayern Munich is never a wish for teams in relegation fights, but Hannover couldn't have caught the defending champs at a better time.
Bayern are reduced to just enough players to complete the match. David Alaba, Juan Bernat, Philipp Lahm, Franck Ribery, Arjen Robben, Douglas Costa, Medhi Benatia, and Mario Götze will all miss the match. That leaves FC Bayern with 15 total senior roster players that aren't injured.
Stop getting hurt, guys.
Once the lineups are released, this thread will be updated.
Location: HDI-Arena, Hannover, Germany
Time: 3:30 pm local time, 9:30 am ET
TV/Streaming: USA (Fox Sports 1 | HD, GolTV, Fox Sports GO, Fox Soccer 2Go), Canada (Sportsnet World, Sportsnet World Now), Germany (Sky Bundesliga 1 & 3 | HD, Sky Go, TeleClub Sport Live)
Full Listings: Other Countries
Edgar Prib - Leon Andreasen - Kenan Karaman
Salif Sané - Manuel Schmiedebach
Miiko Albornoz - Christian Schulz - Marcelo - Hiroki Sakai
Bench: Philipp Tschauner, Ceuhuin Gulselam, Felix Klaus, Allan Saint-Maximin, Waldemar Anton, Felipe, Charlison Benschop
Kingsley Coman - Robert Lewandowski - Thomas Müller
Xabi Alonso - Thiago - Arturo Vidal
Rafinha - Holger Badstuber - Javi Martinez - Jerome Boateng
Bench: Sven Ulreich. Jan Kirchhoff, Sebastian Rode, Joshua Kimmich
Looking for an unending well of Bayern Munich content? Sign up for an SBNation account and join the conversation on Bavarian Football Works. Whether it's full match coverage and analysis, breaking news, or you just want a place to discuss Robert Lewandowski's ability to score whenever he wants, we have it all.