Bayern Munich face Borussia Dortmund at the Allianz Arena on Saturday, April 8. Here’s all the info you need to watch.
The Bundesliga’s two biggest teams, Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund, meet in Munich on Saturday in Der Klassiker. Bayern will likely win their fifth straight league title, while Dortmund are battling RB Leipzig and Hoffenheim for second through fourth in the Bundesliga.
On Tuesday, Bayern Munich surprisingly lost 1-0 to third-place Hoffenheim. The loss was Bayern’s first since November. Borussia Dortmund defeated Hamburg 3-0, but the Hoffenheim win keeps Dortmund in fourth place.
Without starting keeper Manuel Neuer in goal, Hoffenheim’s Andrej Kramaric was able to score from outside of the box. Bayern backup Sven Ulreich dove to his right with just his left hand outstretched. Had Ulreich used both of his hands, he likely would have prevented the goal. In the second half, Robert Lewandowski was stopped twice by Hoffenheim keeper Oliver Baumann.
Bayern are unlikely to play Neuer in Saturday’s game and will save him for the first leg of Bayern’s Champions League quarterfinal against Real Madrid. Ulreich will start his third straight Bundesliga game on Saturday.
Dortmund hosted Hamburg on Tuesday and got a huge save from Roman Burki on American internationally Bobby Wood in the opening 10 minutes. Wood came in all alone but was stopped by the Swiss keeper. Less than four minutes later, Thomas Tuchel’s squad got on the scoreboard when Gonzalo Castro’s free-kick found the bottom corner. With 10 minutes remaining Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang used his speed to steal the ball off of the Hamburg defender and set up Shinji Kagawa for the easy tap in. In injury time, Aubameyang again used his speed to get behind the backline and score his Bundesliga leading 25th goal of the season.
Lewandowski trails Aubameyang for the Bundesliga scoring lead by just a goal. The former Dortmund star will look to overtake his former teammate on Saturday. Lewandowski is joined by former Dortmund captain Mats Hummels in the Bayern starting XI, while former Bayern midfielders Mario Gotze and Sebastian Rode now find themselves on the Dortmund side of the rivalry.
The Bundesliga match between Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund will be broadcast on FS1 and FOXD. Live streaming is available on Fox Sports Go, which you can access with your cable or satellite, either online or through their app.
Dortmund defeated Bayern 1-0 in the first match between the two teams this season. Tuchel’s side is talented enough to beat Bayern, but it is difficult to see Munich dropping all three points in two straight games. Der Klassiker should be one of the more entertaining game in any league across the world this weekend.