This Saturday’s 134th edition of Der Klassiker between Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich is the greatest event returning in the Bundesliga. Bayern Munich is recovering from a heartbreaking upset loss to FC Saarbrücken in the DFB Pokal, while Borussia Dortmund defeated Hoffenheim 1-0 within the cup.
Borussia Dortmund defeated Hoffenheim 1-0 at home during the DFB-Pokal on Wednesday, extending their winning streak to eight games in all competitions. Marco Reus, a club legend, scored in the first half to put BVB back on the winning track and secure their spot in the DFB-Pokal round of 16 just two days after their exciting 3-3 stalemate with Eintracht Frankfurt within the Bundesliga. Now that they have triumphed in 6 and drew 3 of their opening 9 games this campaign, Edin Terzic’s team turns their attention back to the Bundesliga, where they are currently ranked 4th place. Only twice in history, in 2002–03 and 2018–19, have Dortmund gone undefeated in their first 9 games of a campaign. Marius Wolf is hurt, and Emre Can is dealing with a knee issue. Due to a muscular injury, Julien Duranville is not available.
Regarding the visitors, who were eliminated from the DFP Pokal earlier this week after suffering a disastrous 2-1 defeat on the road at third-tier team Saabrucken, Bayern Munich will undoubtedly be looking for an early response. Still, Thomas Tuchel’s team has won a lot of awards since the 2023–24 season began, despite facing intense criticism in the middle of the week. The former Chelsea manager, who is already widely anticipated to achieve further Bundesliga history during the current campaign, is also planning to mount a serious Champions League challenge. Bayern have developed an image for their prolific final third play and appear to be cruising to the knockout round of this year’s event. Tuchel’s team, previously seen in Bundesliga play, thrashed Darmstadt 8-0. This season, they have already scored 24 goals in the top division. Matthijs de Ligt sustained a knee injury midweek, and Raphael Guerreiro is battling a muscular ailment. Following his red card this past weekend, Joshua Kimmich received a two-game suspension, and Leon Goretzka recently suffered a broken hand.
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Borussia Dortmund vs FC Bayern Munich Game Information
- Date: 11/04/2023
- Time: 01:30 PM ET
- Location: Signal Iduna Park, Dortmund, Germany.
- How to Watch Dortmund vs Bayern: ESPN+
- Live Stream: fubo.tv