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Matchday! It’s Bayern Munich vs Hertha Berlin, and we all know what that means! It means ... time to grind out a result against a side that’s been very problematic for us in recent years. But no matter! Bayern will get the job done.

Jupp Heynckes will be missing a few key players for the game, but they might not have played anyway. James Rodriguez and Jerome Boateng are confirmed to be out, and possibly Mats Hummels and Joshua Kimmich may join them. However, with Thiago Alcantara back from injury, Jupp does have options in midfield, including one where he can put Javi Martinez in central defense and run with a dual pivot of Thiago and Arturo Vidal. Hertha’s coach meanwhile is expected to field a defensive formation, with the hopes of seeing this game through with minimum damage received.

It’s Bayern time.

Location: Allianz Arena, Munich, Germany

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

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