Who doesn’t love a Bundesliga top of the table clash? Especially when the top of the table is occupied by Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund, the two best teams in Germany (sorry Lawnball Leipzig, you know it’s true).
On paper, this edition of “Der Klassiker” promises to be one of the most evenly matched in ages. The top spot in the Bundesliga table is up for grabs, and despite Dortmund being three points behind Bayern, they can steal the crown from the Bavarians with a win. Bayern meanwhile will be looking to consolidate their position at the top of Germany’s first division by taking a six point lead over their nearest rivals (4 points if RB Leipzig win their game against Hannover 96).
Bayern Munich will be without the services of Manuel Neuer, Franck Ribery, and Thomas Muller, all of whom are sidelined due to injuries. Arjen Robben is expected to don the captain’s armband, and both Jerome Boateng and Mats Hummels have been confirmed to be fit to play. Joshua Kimmich was sidelined by a freak stomach bug the day before - Rafinha is expected to take his place. Thiago Alcantara and Robert Lewandowski should both be good to go, having been rested for the midweek game against Celtic in the Champions League.
It’s Bayern time.
Location: Signal Iduna park, Dortmund, Germany
Time: 6:30 pm local time, 1:30 pm EST
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