Bayern Munich will travel to Hoffenheim for their first Bundesliga game of the season. The Bavarians are, as almost always, favorites heading into the match and will be targeting three points. Bringing anything less back to the Allianz Arena will be seen as a disappointment.
FC Bayern have never lost to Hoffenheim. In fourteen matches, Bayern have won ten, while they drew four. FCB are also on quite the run during the Hinrunde. They have not lost a match before the winter break since October of 2012! During the famous triple season, Bayern lost to Bayer Leverkusen.
One of the most exciting things for FC Bayern supporters will be to opportunity to see Douglas Costa on the field again. The Brazilian was fantastic against Hamburg on the opening day, and his speed opposite Arjen Robben is sure to give defenses fits throughout the campaign.
Also, a wild Thiago Alcantara may appear!
Once the lineups are released, this thread will be updated.
Location: Allianz Arena, Munich, Germany
Time: 3:30 pm local time, 9:30 am ET
TV/Streaming: USA (Fox Sports 1, Fox Sports Go, Fox Soccer 2 Go), Canada (Sportsnet, Sportsnet World), Germany (Sky Bundesliga 1, Sky Go)
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Kevin Volland - Kevin Kuranyi
Pirmin Schwegler - Eugen Polanski - Jonathan Schmid - Steven Zuber
Jin- Su Kim - Niklas Süle - Fabian Schär - Pavel Kaderabek
Bench: Jens Grahl, Philipp Ochs, Ermin Bicakcic, Sebastian Rudy, Jeremy Toljan, Mark Uth, Tobias Strobl
Douglas Costa - Arturo Vidal - Mario Götze - Arjen Robben
David Alaba - Mehdi Benatia - Jerome Boateng - Philipp Lahm
Bench: Ulreich, Dante, Thiago, Lewandowski, Rafinha, Bernat, Rode
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