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Bavarian Podcast Works: DFL-Supercup Preview Show — Borussia Dortmund vs Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund will be at it again in the DFL-Supercup, in an important symbolic fixture for both sides.

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Julian Nagelsmann and Serge Gnabry both need confidence boosters against Borussia Dortmund.
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In his first “final” in the DFL-Supercup, Julian Nagelsmann will fight for a trophy as manager of Bayern Munich against Borussia Dortmund. Dortmund is not his favorite rival; time and time again, Dortmund took Leipzig apart, including in the DFB-Pokal finale.

Both sides have defensive injuries to contend with. Mats Hummels is seemingly out and Emre Can is a doubt as well. A makeshift defense consisting of Felix Passlack, Axel Witsel, Manuel Akanji and Nico Schulz. Bayern has to deal with the absence of Benjamin Pavard and Lucas Hernandez; seemingly, Josip Stanisic will retain his place at right-back going into this match up.

Marco Rose’s Dortmund pressed incessantly against Frankfurt. Bayern did not seem too press-resistant against Borussia Mönchengladbach on the other hand. The Bavarians look rather rusty and a Dortmund fixture might be coming at a bad time for Nagelsmann’s charges.

Some topics discussed on this podcast:

  • Why this game matters for both sides
  • A review of Dortmund’s performance against Eintracht Frankfurt
  • Some issues in Bayern’s game against Gladbach
  • Dayot Upamecano’s issues against physically imposing strikers
  • Issues at the back for both sides.

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