On Saturday, Bayern is with the guest appearance at Borussia Dortmund before the most difficult task of the season. In our news ticker, there is all the information about the classic.
- On Saturday evening Borussia Dortmund welcomes FC Bayern Munich to the top match of the Bundesliga. BVB leads the table four points ahead of the third-placed Reds.
- Arjen Robben is missing Bayern, while BVB wobbles Roman Bürki.
- Niko Kovac calls the non-nomination Jerome Boatengs "a novelty" for the next international matches.
- On Saturday evening we will report in the live ticker of the top match.
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12:46: This is a real weakening for Borussia Dortmund. As the picture reports, the BVB will have to do without FC Bayern striker Roman Bürki today. He had contracted a thigh bruise in the Champions League game against Atlético Madrid.
9:34: There are new developments in two fire pits around FC Bayern: a new provocation with James Rodriguez. And a turnaround in Lisa Müller and Cathy Hummels.
The news of November 9, 2018
17.12 clock: Bayern Munich confirmed the failure of an important offensive player. Arjen Robben does not go to Dortmund.
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1:44 pm: Jerome Boateng has spoken out about his non-nomination for the last two internationals of the day. On his channels in the social networks, he spoke of a decision made jointly with Joachim Loew. "After a very good and trustful conversation with the national coach, we are left so that after a hard year for the two upcoming internationals I get a break to continue to work on my fitness in Munich," he wrote. "I wish my team all the best for the matches against Russia and the Netherlands. Thanks to the national coach! "
1:01 pm: You have read it below, but here is the news in detail: Without the longtime defender Jerome Boateng takes the DFB-Elf the conclusion of the weakest international league year since existence in attack. Boateng is missing surprisingly in the squad of national coach Joachim Loew for the duels with Russia on 15 November and four days later in the Nations League with arch-rivals Netherlands. he is not the only one who is missing.
The press conference of Bayern before the game at Borussia Dortmund
12:20: That's it with the press conference, Niko Kovac leaves the podium.
12.19 clock: Kovac: "I think positively, that's the basic requirement for a coach. I assume that we will not lose the game and score points. Seven points would be a lot, one point would be little. "
12:18: Kovac on the importance of the game tomorrow: "It's the 11th game day. The relegation with Frankfurt or Croatia, there was really pressure on the boiler. There was a lot of money for a club for existence. But tomorrow is a game we will enjoy. "
12:17 pm Will Kovac rotate? "I think I never managed to get the same team twice in a row in the Bundesliga. The probability is not high, but let's see. "
12:16: Kovac on Favre: "What distinguishes him is his immense experience, defensively, the team is very good and compact. Forward he plays very dynamic, fast switching. He has great spokesmen, talents. The mix does it right now, the lightness. This has to do with the successes. That's a quality, they believe in themselves. "
12.14 clock: Kovac on the supposedly easy Bayern opponents in recent weeks: "BVB may not have had the opponents like Bayern. I think our opponents in the Champions League were not that bad. One should not always talk bad about opponents. We know what to expect – BVB as well. "
12:13: Kovac on the pressure for the duel with Dortmund: "I feel no pressure. We will enjoy the game. Adrenaline is one of them, but I do not know fear and pressure. I can also say I'm going back and then it's good. "
12:09: Kovac: "Tomorrow it is the German classic, everyone wants to be there. We want to win the game, but everyone has to give it their all. Even those who can not react outside. Alone, that Manuel Gräfe whistles tomorrow, they send the best referee for me. It will be like that, that we and BVB will give everything – even more than in other games. It's a prestige duel, it's about a lot for us. We want to shorten the distance as much as possible. I am convinced that tomorrow we will stand our man. "
12:08: Jerome Boateng is not nominated for the DFB team. Kovac: "That's the decision of the Bundestainer. That Jerome is not there is a novelty. But that does not mean that he will not be back in the future. He now has the chance to train with us. He has done well in our last games, so I do not think Jerome's ending in the national team. "
12:06: Knows Kovac the weaknesses of BVB? "BVB currently has a lot of strengths and very few weaknesses. They are very well trained in all areas. The weaknesses must be sought with a magnifying glass. "
12:04: Kovac freed the release of the championship obligation? "I feel the confidence of the club. But that does not mean that we do not want to become masters. It's not going to be narrated, the opponents are stronger now than they were last year. This year the teams weaken less. I always try to put the team on the field that performs the best. I do not care for sympathy. I think everyone here is very nice. "
12:03: Is Kovac the game defensive? "Both teams have respect for each other. You know that we as FC Bayern have a good team, even though we did not show the performance that way. We want to try to enforce our football. But we also know that we have to show virtues in the defensive sector. Everyone has to cooperate. "
12:02: Is it a duel at eye level? Kovac: "Dortmund are favorites, they are first and have four points ahead. We are the ones who have to hunt down Dortmund. "
12:01: Kovac for the match against Dortmund before the final training: "Everyone is fine so far. With Arjen Robben we have to see what the knee looks like. "
12:01: Niko Kovac enters the podium, we go!
12.00: We would be so far, it is only missing the head coach of FC Bayern!
11.46 clock: The first important program item is of course the press conference with Niko Kovac. From 12 clock the coach of the Red talks about his recent impressions and the status of the ailing professionals.
11.30 clock: Hello and welcome to our news ticker before the Bundesliga summit between Borussia Dortmund and Bayern. We keep you up to date on all developments around the game.
Borussia Dortmund vs Bayern Munich: The starting position
Before the kick-off on Saturday at 18.30 clock in Signal Iduna Park are four points between leaders Borussia Dortmund and Bayern on rank three Bundesliga table. However, the leader had to accept his first defeat of the season at 0: 2 at Atletico Madrid and also offered the probably weakest performance under coach Lucien Favre. The Reds, on the other hand, did not shine with fame in the 2-0 win over AEK Athens, but have now been unbeaten for at least six competitive matches.
While the Munich have to do without the long-term injured Kingsley Coman, Corentin Tolisso and Thiago, BVB lacked only former captain Marcel Schmelzer. With Mario Götze and Sebastian Rode, previously not considered by Favre, two Borussians have Bayern past, Julian Weigl and Marius Wolf once wore the jersey of local rivals TSV 1860 Munich.
At FC Bayern, Mats Hummels and Robert Lewandowski are two long-standing supporters from Dortmund who are among the protagonists. But also Manuel Neuer and Leon Goretzka should be particularly motivated – the duo played for BVB rival Schalke 04.
Of the ten recent comparisons, Bayern decided seven for themselves – in a draw and two Dortmund successes. On March 31 this year, the record champions dismantled his opponent with 6-0 – after three goals by Robert Lewandowski and hits by James Rodriguez, Thomas Müller and Franck Ribery.