M’Gladbach – Bayern Munich Bundesliga: 19th March 2017
Host band is a different team when Dieter Hecking took over in winter, but the latest developments have not been very convincing. Hamburg defeated in the last round, M’gladbach has made only a draw with Schalke on Thursday in the Europa League, 2-2. Although they entered the break with an advantage of two goals, “foals” have been equalized in the second game missing qualification for the quarterfinals of the competition. It was the third consecutive game without victory and fifth in who scored both goals in the gates.
Just three points ranked in the top six, they clear intention to force a new participation in European Cups. But the end of this season is hellish schedule, M’gladbach planning to meet six of the eight teams ranked ahead of them. Traore, Hazard and Johnson are injured and cloud evolve.
On the other side, with a 10-point lead atop the guests are moving freely by title number 27. With a total offensive unleashed, “Bavarians” have managed to score in each of the last five matches played at least three goals. Obviously, Lewandowski had no way to not be found in the list of scorers. Polish striker scored eight times during this period.
Tured engines at full capacity, Bayern won seven wins in their last eight trips made. Last failure dates of November 23, traveling from Rostov 2-3 in the Champions League. Just Arturo Vidal unavailable, guests have the chance to extend the period of invincibility in 19 consecutive games.
In the first leg, Bayern was won 2-0, both goals being scored in the first inning. It was the only success achieved in the last five direct confrontations.
Gladbach (4-2-2-2): Sommer – Jantschke, Christensen Vestergaard, Wendt – Strobl, Dahoud – Herrmann, Johnson – Stindl, Raffael
Bayern (4-2-3-1): Neuer – Lahm, Martinez, Hummels, Alaba – Thiago, Xabi Alonso – Robben, Müller, Ribery – Lewandowski