Bayern Munich vs Wolfsburg Live Stream and Highlights
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Date: April 16, 2013; Time 7:30 PM BST;
Venue: Allianz-Arena — München.
The hosts will be looking for another step to success. Jupp Heynckes’ team will try to reach the DFB-Pokal final against Dieter Hecking’s men. Semi-final between Bayern Munchen and Wolfsburg faces two teams which will clash for the ticket to the final.
Bayern Munich stands 1st in the German Bundesliga with 78 points from 29 games. Die Roten have already won the league title, cause they are ahead of 2nd-placed BvB on 20 points. Their present form has seen 6 consecutive wins from last 6 games. Last five home matches Die Roten have finished with 4 wins and 1 loss. In the DFB-Pokal they have 4 wins so far. Bayern Munich have won the DFB-Pokal title for 15 times.
Wolfsburg goes 13th in Bundesliga with 34 points after 29 played games. They are 7 points ahead of relegation play-off fight and have seen 1 win and 4 straight draws from last five games. Last five matches on the road Wolfsburg have finished with 3 wins and 2 draws.
Bayern Munich have a full-strength squad to choose from. Jupp Heynckes gave rest to Manuel Neuer, Philipp Lahm, Dante, David Alaba, Javi Martinez, Bastian Schweinsteiger and Mario Mandzukic in the last 4-0 win over Nurnberg. So they could start from the first minutes. Toni Kroos and Holger Badstuber are long-term injured.
Wolfsburg head coach Dieter Hecking could count on Fagner, who missed the game against Hoffenheim due to suspension. Vaclav Pilar has a knee injury, while Vieirinha is out due to muscle strain. Makoto Hasebe could be replaced by Bas Dost after his poor performance at the weekend.
Bayern Munich line-up: Neuer, Lahm, Van Buyten, Dante, Alaba, Martinez, Schweinsteiger, Robben, Muller, Ribery, Mandzukic.
Last three matches:
FC Bayern München 4 – Nürnberg 0;
Juventus 0 – FC Bayern München 2;
Eintracht Frankfurt 0 – FC Bayern München 1.
Wolfsburg line-up: Benaglio, Fagner, Naldo, Kjaer, Rodriguez, Medojevic, Polak, Olic, Diego, Arnold, Dost.
Last three matches:
VfL Wolfsburg 2 – Hoffenheim 2;
Bayer 04 Leverkusen 1 – VfL Wolfsburg 1;
VfL Wolfsburg 2 – Nürnberg 2.