Bayern Munich vs Schalke Live Stream and Highlights
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Date: February 9, 2013; Time: 5:30 PM UTC;
Venue: Allianz-Arena — München.
Die Roten will try to get another win against struggling visitors. After a great start Schalke are out of form, and the Bavarians will hope to use this advantage.
Bayern Munich stands on the top of the league table with twenty one points from twenty games, having won sixteen, drawn three and lost one so far this season. Their present form has seen five straight wins from last five matches. Last five home games Bayern have finished with three wins and two defeats. They still continue their great form into the second half of the season. Bayern have an incredible twelve points advantage over second-placed Borussia Dortmund. Their top-striker Mario Mandzukic has scored five goals in his last three fixtures.
Schalke 04 goes sixth in Bundesliga table with twenty nine points from twenty games, winning eight, drawing five and loosing seven so far this season. Their present form has seen two wins, one draw and two losses. Last five games away from home Schalke have finished with two victories, two draws and one defeat. Last time they were very poor with just one Bundesliga win in their last nine games.
Bayern Munich head coach Jupp Heynckes can count on his best players with Thomas Muller and Mario Mandzukic. They become key figures in this team. The Bavaraians could name the same squad that had won last game. It could mean that Mario Gomez and Arjen Robben will take their places on the bench.
Klaas-Jan Huntelaar is out of the game for Schalke’s due to eye injury. Teemu Pukki could replace the club captain. Julian Draxler is doubtful after returning from the Germany camp with a severe cold.
Bayern Munich line-up: Neuer, Lahm, Dante, Van Buyten, Alaba, Martinez, Schweinsteiger, Muller, Kroos, Ribery, Mandzukic.
Last three matches:
Mainz 0 – FC Bayern München 3;
VfB Stuttgart 0 – FC Bayern München 2;
FC Bayern München 2 – Greuther Fürth 0.
Schalke line-up: Hildebrand, Uchida, Howedes, Matip, Fuchs, Jones, Neustadter, Farfan, Draxler, Bastos, Pukki.
Last three matches:
Schalke 04 1 – Greuther Fürth 2;
FC Augsburg 0 – Schalke 04 0;
Schalke 04 5 – Hannover 96 4.