Bayern look to wrap up their tenth successive Bundesliga title when they host Borussia Dortmund on Saturday night. They aim to clinch the championship for the very first time in Allianz Arena, and it’s a big bonus doing it against their biggest rivals. After failing to close the gap, Dortmund won both of their last two games.
Pressure is still on Bayern and Nagelsmann
Although Bayern can achieve the title win with three games in hand, the fans have been voicing their concerns on how the team is running for a while. And some even took it far with death threats and abusive social media comments.
For his part, Nagelsmann stressed he’ll not be affected unless they target his family members. On the pitch, Bayern repeated last season’s results with early exits in the two cup competitions.
And the Bundesliga is all but sealed entering the last month of the campaign. Bayern secured a crucial win before the Dortmund game despite Robert Lewandowski yet to break the record for the number of goals away from home.
When and where to watch?
The match kicks off at 17:30 on Saturday 23rd April 2022, and the entire match will be available on Sky Sports.
Dortmund preparing themselves for next season
With Erling Haaland expected to move on in the summer, Dortmund is also positioning themselves for squad reform for the next season. Although Bayern were rumored to enter into a bidding war for two of Dortmund’s targets, the Black and Yellows went ahead in their negotiations.
Kevin Schlotterbeck, who reached the DFB Pokal final with SC Freiburg on Tuesday, is Dortmund’s main priority to partner with the incoming Niklas Sule after years of trouble in the club’s defensive department.
Upfront, another German international is on their radar. Karim Adeyemi is ready to jump ship from RB Salzburg just like Haaland did some two and half years ago. Dortmund would be keen to end Bayern’s decade-long throne in German football.
Bayern in Allianz unplayable for Dortmund
2014 is the last time Dortmund came away from Bayern with a Bundesliga win. And it was a match played after Bayern secured the title under Pep Guardiola as Jurgen Klopp’s Dortmund snatched a 3-0 win. Bayern also won both of their two clashes with Dortmund this term in Bundesliga and Super Cup.
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Sule is back in full training as he’s ready to face his future employers. Corentin Tolisso, Kingsley Coman and Lucas Hernandez are doubts with injury concerns.
Dortmund’s injury list remained a long one. Mahmoud Dahoud, Donyell Malen, Mats Hummels, Raphael Guerreiro and Thorgan Hazard could all miss the trip to Bayern. Gio Reyna, Mateu Morey, Felix Passlack, Steffen Tigges and Thomas Meunier are out until the start of the new season.
Statement result for Dortmund?
While Bayern aim to confirm their tenth title, it’s a case of showing real intent and determination from Dortmund. Although it’s been the talk for years, a good performance in a game of such magnitude could ignite their hopes of a better future.
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