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Der Ausblick - Bayern @ Bayer Leverkusen (Hinrunde)

Just before the last match of 2020, Jake and Tom break down the matchups we expect to see in this top two clash

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The last time these two teams met, Bayern Munich won trophy no. 2 on their march to the treble. Now, with the team already securing a double this season, they face a tougher challenge in the Bundesliga than they’ve become accustomed to in the last few years.

This is highlighted by the fact that they are going into this match against Bayer Leverkusen in second place, which is odd for Die Roten. They haven’t gone into a spitzenspeil (literally, summit meeting but in this context a game between the top 2 teams) as the inferior team since Matchday 30 of the 2011-12 season when Bayern lost to Borussia Dortmund thanks to a Robert Lewandowski goal in the 77’ minute.

We have an episode of Der Ausblick for this special occasion:

On this episode, we take a look at Bayer Leverkusen who are currently 1st in the Bundesliga with an 8-4-0 record and 24 points. Today, Jake & Tom change up the format and analyze the matchups we could expect on the pitch:
- Bayern’s attacking corps face a backline who’ve conceded the second least goals in the league. We debate who should be starting for the team along the wings
- In an intriguing battle in the midfield, Bayern’s lineup is still up in the air with a Joshua Kimmich-shaped question mark in the double pivot
- The juiciest matchup of the day: Bayer Leverkusen’s wingers against Bayern’s troublesome backline. Will Diaby, Bailey, Schick and the others win the day? Who does Bayern need to start in order to compete?

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