Borussia Dortmund vs Bayern Munich Live Stream and Highlights
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Date: May 4, 2013; Time: 5:30 PM BST;
Venue: Signal-Iduna-Park — Dortmund.
The Bundesliga heroes will test each other before the Champions League final clash. Both clubs progressed to the final of greatest competition and will fight for the domestic victory.
This could be a domestic preparation for the Champions League final. The top two German clubs faces on the field in another battle for pride. Munich have already won the Bundesliga title, while Dortmund will try to turn things around ahead of the season biggest prize.
Dortmund stands 2nd in Bundesliga table with 64 points from 31 games, having 19 wins, 7 draws and 5 loses so far this season. Dortmund are 20 points behind new champions Bayern Munich and 8 points ahead of 3rd-placed Bayer Leverkusen. Their present form has seen 4 wins and 1 loss from last five games. Last eight home matches BVB have finished with 8 wins. They had a very hard game against Real Madrid in midweek in the Champions League. In spite of losing 2-0 they have got a final ticket to London. Madrid scored two late goals, but Dortmund hung on and passed through 4-3 on aggregate. Alos, BVB have not lost in their last five Bundesliga games against Bayern.
Bayern Munich tops the Bundesliga table with 84 points from 31 games, winning 27, drawing 3 and losing 1 so far this season. Die Roten have 20 points advantage over their rivals and will play for pride. Their present form has seen 11 wins from last 11 games. Last 18 matches Die Roten have finished with straight 18 wins. Munich club had no such hard game against Barcelona in the Champions League. Die Roten dominated and controlled the game and won comfortably 3-0. They have progressed to the final after an astonishing 7-0 aggregate win over the Catalans. Bayern haven’t lost any of their 3 fixtures against Borussia Dortmund this season. They beat them 2-1 in the Supercup, won 1-0 in the Pokal and draw in the Bundesliga. Also they overcome Borussia Dortmund’s record points total after a 1-0 win over Freiburg last week.
Borussia Dortmund will make some changes from the squad that lost 2-0 in Madrid on Tuesday. Lukasz Piszczek could stay out of the squad. He will need surgery at the end of the season. So Kevin Grosskreutz will replace him at right-back. Neven Subotic could give his place to Felipe Santana. Sven Bender pick up an injury, while Mario Gotze has a torn hamstring muscle. Ilkay Gundogan, Nuri Sahin and Sebastian Kehl are expected. Jonas Hofmann could start on the right wing, while Julian Schieber will replace Robert Lewandowski.
Bayern Munich could name a stronger line-up. So, Philipp Lahm, David Alaba, Javi Martinez and Bastian Schweinsteiger are expected in start. Mario Mandzukic, Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben probably could be rested. So, Claudio Pizarro, Mario Gomez and Xherdan Shaqiri will fight for pride of champions. Holger Badstuber with knee and Toni Kroos with hamstring injuries are out for the rest of the season.
Borussia Dortmund line-up: Weidenfeller, Großkreutz, Santana, Hummels, Schmelzer, Kehl, Şahin, Hofmann, Gündogan, Reus, Schieber.
Last three matches:
Real Madrid CF 2 – Borussia Dortmund 0;
F. Düsseldorf 1 – Borussia Dortmund 2;
Borussia Dortmund 4 – Real Madrid CF 1.
Bayern Munich line-up: Neuer, Lahm, Buyten, Dante, Alaba, Martínez, Schweinsteiger, Müller, Pizarro, Shaqiri, Gómez.
Last three matches:
FC Barcelona 0 – FC Bayern München 3;
FC Bayern München 1 – SC Freiburg 0;
FC Bayern München 4 – FC Barcelona 0.