The time has arrived. Bayern Munich are back in action facing off against FC Augsburg in the 2015 Telekom Cup.Today's match will be our first official look at Pep Guardiola's new tactical project this season, as well as our first ever look at a Bastian Schweinsteiger-less Bayern Munich.
Young Bayern Munich products Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Joshua Kimmich will be front stage with Schweinsteiger's departure as they are in essence the heirs to his minutes this season. Further then that, the way in which Guardiola deploys Javi Martinez will be of immense interest along with our first look at Douglas Costa in a Bayern Munich uniform. Also, Jan Kirchoff. Don't lie to yourself; you didn't know he was still a Bayern Munich player.
Unlike previous years tournaments, this year's format will only last one day, with each "match" only lasting 45 minutes. Borussia Mönchengladbach first face off against Hamburger SV at 9am ET before Bayern Munich and Augsburg square off in the late match at 10:15am EDT. The winners of those two matches face off in the final at 12:45pm EDT. In any of these matches, if the scores are tied the matches will proceed directly to penalty kicks to determine the winner.
This will be Bayern Munich's 7th appearance in this tournament (it was called the Liga Total! Cup from 2009-2012), a number only matched by Hamburger SV, having won in both 2013 and 2014.
Location: Borussia Park, Mönchengladbach, Germany
Time: Borussia Mönchengladbach vs. Hamburger SV - 3pm local time, 9am EDT
Bayern Munich vs. FC Ausgburg - 4:15pm local time, 10:15am EDT
Third Place Match - 5:30pm local time, 11:30am EDT
Final - 6:45pm local time, 12:45pm EDT
Television and Streaming
Germany - SAT1
Streaming - Ran.de
Sinan Kurt – Thomas Müller – Douglas Costa
Thiago Alcantara – Philipp Lahm – Sebastian Rode
Philipp Steinhart – David Alaba – Xabi Alonso – Rafinha
Alexander Esswein – Dominik Kohr – Halil Altintop – Tobias Werner
Abdul Rahman Baba – Ragnar Klavan – Hong Jeung-Ho – Patrick Verhaegh
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