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Jupp is back. Time for a turnaround.

FC Bayern Muenchen VfB Stuttgart - DFB Cup Final Photo by Joern Pollex/Bongarts/Getty Images

Things are never simple at Bayern Munich. Carlo Ancelotti is gone, Jupp Heynkces is back, and the Bavarians are about to be paid a visit from the denizens of the Black Forest.

Freiburg may be 15th in the table, but they could prove to be a tricky opponent. They took all three points from Hoffenheim last week, and they remain the only team to have taken a point from Borussia Dortmund this season. Bayern Munich will need to go into the game ready to break down a resolute defense, but that does not mean they can afford to be leaky at the back.

Jupp Heynckes will likely go with what he knows, which includes a defensive arrangement consisting of Jerome Boateng and Mats Hummels, flanked by David Alaba and Joshua Kimmich on either side. In midfield Javi Martinez is likely to start, just like he did in Bayern’s treble season, while Arturo Vidal remains unavailable for selection due to injury. Robert Lewandowski and Thomas Muller will start up-top, but whether Arjen Robben or Kingsley Coman will partner them is a mystery. In any case, it’s time for Bayern to start the fourth era of Jupp with a clean slate.

It’s Bayern time.

Location: Allianz Arena, Munich, Germany

Time: 3:30 pm local time, 9:30 am EST

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