Today is going to be a great day, because Bayern Munich take the field for another match. The Bundesliga returns to the Allianz Arena after the winter break with Hoffenheim visiting for the 500th match in the beautiful facility.
The last time FCB and Hoffenheim took the field, Kevin Volland intercepted a backpass by David Alaba scored on Manuel Neuer within 10 seconds. If there's one thing that can be guaranteed before Sunday's match, it's that Bayern won't concede a faster goal than they did on that day.
With Jerome Boateng on the sidelines, options abound for Pep Guardiola. Juan Bernat could slide in at left back with David Alaba finding himself in the middle of the defense. Javi Martinez could step into the void at centerback. Or, if Guardiola is feeling froggy, he could drop Xabi Alonso to centerback and throw Arturo Vidal or Joshua Kimmich in midfield.
While the injuries mount (Yet, it seems that many others are returning.), more pressure continues to pile on Guardiola and the players. Will they be able to continue to carry the expectations hoisted upon their backs by supporters?
FC Bayern will be confident. The Bavarians have never lost a match to Hoffenheim.
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
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