The Bundesliga’s top two sides meet in Der Klassiker, which could prove to be a title decider for the 2019-20 season
Tuesday’s Der Klassiker is shaping up to be a massive game in the Bundesliga title race, with Bayern able to open up a seven-point lead over their rivals if they can win at Signal Iduna Park.
The previous Bundesliga meeting between the two sides this season was Hansi Flick’s first game in charge of Bayern and he started his career as head coach in Munich with a convincing 4-0 win.
Dortmund have changed tactics since then and also signed Erling Haaland and Emre Can, so Lucien Favre’s men will be optimistic that a similar scoreline will not happen in front of an empty ‘Yellow Wall’ on Tuesday.
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Borussia Dortmund vs Bayern Munich on US & UK TV
|Game||Borussia Dortmund vs Bayern Munich|
|Date||Tuesday, May 26|
|Time||5:30pm BST / 12:30pm ET|
|Channel (US)||FS1, Fox Deportes|
|Channel (UK)||BT Sport 1|
Borussia Dortmund vs Bayern Munich live streaming in US, UK and Canada
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|US online stream||UK online stream|
|Fox / FuboTV||BT Sport Live|
Borussia Dortmund team news and injuries
|Position||Borussia Dortmund squad|
|Goalkeepers||Burki, Hitz, Unbehaun, Hupe|
|Defenders||Schulz, Hummels, Akanji, Balerdi, Morey, Piszczek, Schmelzer|
|Midfielders||Hakimi, Delaney, Dahoud, Gotze, Reus, Guerreiro, Brandt, Hazard, Can, Osterhage, Reyna, Raschl|
Jadon Sancho is left on the bench for a third straight match following the coronavirus break as the star winger works back to full fitness.
Emre Can is also on the bench after playing 45 minutes against Wolfsburg, and Marco Reus remains sidelined as he looks to build fitness after a lengthy layoff.
Favre has declared Mats Hummels “99 per cent” fit, and the former Bayern Munich defender has retained his position in the three-man backline, while Axel Witsel makes the bench after missing his side’s previous two games.
Borussia Dortmund starting XI: Burki; Piszczek, Hummels, Akanji; Hakimi, Delaney, Dahoud, Guerreiro; Hazard, Haaland, Brandt
Bayern Munich team news and injuries
|Position||Bayern Munich squad|
|Goalkeepers||Neuer, Ulreich, Fruchtl, Hoffmann|
|Defenders||Odriozola, Pavard, Martinez, Boateng, Davies, Hernandez, Alaba, Mai|
|Midfielders||Cuisance, Perisic, Dajaku, Goretzka, Singh, Kimmich, Meier, Will|
|Forwards||Lewandowski, Arp, Gnabry, Muller, Coman, Zirkzee, Wriedt|
Bayern Munich will be without midfielder Thiago for the trip to Dortmund, meaning Leon Goretzka partners Joshua Kimmich in midfield. The Spain international missed out on Monday’s training session with a muscle problem, having sat out the win over Eintracht Frankfurt.
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Fortunately for Hansi Flick, Serge Gnabry returned to training and is fit to start on the wing. On-loan Ivan Perisic has been dropped to the bench to accommodate the former Arsenal wideman, while fellow loanee Philippe Coutinho remains unavailable after ankle surgery.
Niklas Sule and Corentin Tolisso are long-term absentees for Bayern, with the latter likely to miss the rest of the season. Jerome Boateng is also fit to start despite picking up a knock.
Bayern Munich starting XI: Neuer; Pavard, Boateng, Alaba, Davies; Kimmich, Goretzka; Coman, Muller, Gnabry; Lewandowski