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Eintracht Frankfurt vs Bayern Munich: Lineups, team news, injuries, Thomas Müller banished to the bench, and more!

We can call this game the Saarbrücken special.

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With the micro Ice Age finally over, Bayern Munich can finally resume the very important task of kicking a ball around the football pitch. They face a broken and beaten Eintracht Frankfurt, who experienced the ignominy of being knocked out of the DFB-Pokal by a 3. Liga team this past week. By doing so they have brought disgrace upon the name of the Bundesliga, and deserve the utmost scorn and derision.

Surely, Thomas Tuchel will give them what they deserve. After all, who loses to Saarbrücken?

Team news

No new injury news, no one injured themselves during last week’s cold snap. Matthijs de Ligt is back training with the ball, though the Frankfurt game will be too early for his return, while Bouna Sarr remains out for the remainder of the season. The rest of the team enjoyed a solid ten days of rest thanks to a mysteriously empty midweek fixture list, giving the coach the luxury of fielding a well-rested starting XI.

So, what kind of lineup should fans expect? Well, Harry Kane will naturally start up top, probably with Leroy Sané and Kingsley Coman supporting him on the flanks. Thomas Müller likely bows out of the XI with the return of Jamal Musiala, meaning we may have seen the last of Müller starting in the year 2023. Hopefully the fans got their fill.

In midfield, Leon Goretzka and Joshua Kimmich will likely start, because there are not many other options. That leaves the defense, where in lieu of any injuries, we can expect a backline consisting of Alphonso Davies, Kim Min-jae, Dayot Upamecano, and Noussair Mazraoui. With Manuel Neuer, the start XI looks a little bit like this:


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