Take a look at the Bundesliga table before Matchday 27 gets under way. Be sure to find out exactly how many points separate Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund. That's right! Heading into Saturday's Der Klassiker, Bayern are an astonishing 31 points ahead of Dortmund in the table.
However, as Jürgen Klopp's side showed during the Hinrunde meeting between the two clubs, table position means nothing in this match. You'll remember that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang torched the Bayern defense for a marvelous counter before Marco Reus gave Dortmund the lead in Munich. Robert Lewandowski and Arjen Robben eventually gave Bayern the victory, but it was very hard fought.
This match will immediately be noticeably different since it will take place in front of the Yellow Wall. We've seen the atmosphere they can generate, so it will be up to Bayern's veteran midfield to keep the match calm from the start. The midfield triumvirate of Bastian Schweinsteiger, Xabi Alonso, and Philipp Lahm will be responsible for stifling the Dortmund counterattack before it can get going.
Are you ready for Der Klassiker?
Once the lineups are released, this thread will be updated.
Referee: Knut Kircher
Location: Signal Iduna Park, Dortmund, Germany
Time: 6:30 pm local time, 12:30 pm ET
Television: Gol TV (USA/Canada), BT Sport 2 (UK), Sky Bundesliga 1 (Germany), Neo Prime (India)
Streaming: KlowdTV (USA), FuboTV (USA/Canada), Sky Go Deutschland (Germany)
Full Listings: Other Countries
Kevin Kampl - Marco Reus - Jakub Blazczykowski
Ilkay Gundogan - Sven Bender
Marcel Schmelzer - Mats Hummels - Neven Subotic - Sokratis
Robert Lewandowski - Thomas Müller
Bastian Schweinsteiger - Xabi Alonso - Philipp Lahm
Juan Bernat - Dante - Jerome Boateng - Medhi Benatia - Rafinha
Bench: Pepe Reina - Thiago, Claudio Pizarro, Gianluca Gaudino, Mario Götze, Sebastian Rode, Mitchell Weiser
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