“Are you the strongest because you are Bayern Munich? Or are you Bayern Munich because you are the strongest?
17’—Goal. Stanisic. It’s hard to find words.
Kick off: After a long delay, we are underway. Has been
One hour until start: We have lineups! Thomas Müller has been benched as Tuchel opts to introduce a surprise back three setup! Bayern Munich will line up with Harry Kane, Leroy Sané and Jamal Musiala up front, with Leon Goretzka and Aleksandar Pavlović in midfield. Eric Dier, Dayot Upamecano and Kim Min-jae start at the back, with Sacha Boey and Noussair Mazraoui on the flanks.
In a Bundesliga season there are thirty-four games, but sometimes it all comes down to just one.
Bayern Munich have spent almost the entire season chasing Bayer Leverkusen, knowing that the head-to-head clash at the BayArena could be the decisive moment of the season. Thomas Tuchel has managed to put his team within two points of the league leaders, but if he does not win here it would open a five-point gap at the top of the table, which could even leave the Bundesliga title out of reach. its reach.
Bayern Munich have all the talent needed to win this. Seriously, you have the likes of Harry Kane at the top, with Jamal Musiala, Leroy Sané and Thomas Müller behind him. Joshua Kimmich has returned from injury and will likely start, and even if he doesn’t, 19-year-old Aleksandar Pavlović has proven to be a more than adequate replacement. The big loss will be Alphonso Davies (who is injured), but Raphaël Guerreiro and Noussair Mazraoui could take turns at left back.
It’s an important game, probably the most important game in the Bundesliga in years. For the first time in more than a decade, the title could change hands. Will Bayer Leverkusen remain undefeated or will Bayern Munich’s quality shine?
It’s Bayern time.
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Location: BayArena, Leverkusen, Germany
Time: 6:30 pm local time, 12:30 pm EST
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