It’s the second round of the DFB Pokal, and there’s only one game really worth watching. RB Leipzig vs Bayern Munich - the Bundesliga record champions travel to East Germany to face the energy drink funded upstarts.
Bayern will be without the services of vice-captain Thomas Muller, who picked up a hamstring injury in his ten minute cameo against Hamburg. In the absence of both him and captain Manuel Neuer, Arjen Robben will be expected to don the armband as Bayern take to the pitch on Wednesday. The Bavarians will also be without the services of Real Madrid loanee James Rodriguez, who was reportedly sidelined due to back problems on Tuesday. Thiago Alcantara, who also played some minutes against Hamburg, is expected to take his place.
Leipzig have never beaten Bayern Munich, and the same goes for their head coach Ralph Hasenhuttl. The last game Bayern played at the Red Bull Arena ended in a thrilling 4-5 victory for the Bavarians, clawing back from a two goal deficit. It is hoped that Jupp Heynckes will be able to motivate his players to produce a sufficiently strong performance as befits the occasion.
It’s Bayern time.
Location: Red Bull Arena, Leipzig, Germany
Time: 8:45 pm local time, 2:45 pm EST
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