Dortmund's Reus out of Bayern clashBy Kelly Sanders Nov 26, 2016
"BVB goalkeeper Roman Burki broke his hand in the Bundesliga game against FC Bayern Munich (1:0) and will need an operation", Dortmund said on their official website. Bayern have had a near ideal start to the Bundesliga season and despite of that head coach Carlo Ancelotti is taking nothing for granted ahead of Der Klassiker and took time out before the match to praise his opposite number, while also suggesting they may have a few weaknesses in defence. That's piled even more meaning onto what's already a highly-charged rivalry match, with Bayern heading northwest to face Borussia Dortmund.
Dortmund came under great pressure late in the first half but Aubameyang had an effort saved by Manuel Neuer at the start of the second.
If you think that will happen, back Under 2.5 Goals at [2.08], but also bear in mind that four of the last six league fixtures between Dortmund and Bayern have featured three goals or more.
Missing players: Neven Subotic, Erik Durm, Sven Bender. Tuchel, though, believes a match against Bayern could be the flawless tonic. "It is football, anything is possible. We need to keep going like this". I was ready to throw him into an intense game. It was really emotional and we needed to reach that third dimension. That is key in this game, and that will get the viewing public on our side. We have to be focused, in a good condition.
It was also the first time Bayern were knocked off top spot since September 2015, with RB Leipzig now three points clear in the lead after their 3-2 victory at Bayer Leverkusen on Friday.
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Kovalev allowed Ward to dictate the pace of the fight and the distance it was fought at after the first couple of rounds. Indeed, it's been a long time since there was a championship fight that pitted such evenly matched fighters.
As for Bayern, there are no injury concerns that plague the Carlo Ancelotti side.
"Ribery knows what he has to do on the pitch", Ancelotti added. They've shown that they have the ability to score goals at will when they're on their best game, but their vulnerability of conceding cheap goals is what's hurt them the most. "Sometimes, however, they have defensive problems, which is normal", he told a media conference.
"Then we played well apart from at the end". "We are not happy as we have lost a very important game today".
"I would not forbid Mats Hummels if I was the present coach, but would suggest that [takes place] after the game", Matthaus admitted. "Many things that made them strong a year ago are missing here".
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