The game was meant to be the German “classico” and it maybe is to a few extent. This game can be viewed this Sunday on Fox Sports 2. A victory over the league rivals will be crucial for Dortmund going forward this season. Dortmund’s attack will ask questions of Pep’s defence. “We have to consider the strain on them”, Tuchel, whose team have won 11 of 13 games in all competitions this so far this season, said.
In further team news, Sebastian Rode will be sidelined for the champions against Borussia.
So is the Bundesliga boring?
On whether a win on Sunday will be a preliminary decision in the Bundesliga – No, it’s three points, and it’s only October. Or will Bayern Munich continue its utter dominance of German domestic football, quashing the Dortmund challenge and clearing a path for an easy run ti the club’s fourth straight title?
Bayern Munich on the other hand has been on it this entire season. He has also created the motto for this year’s campaign: “Champions4ever”.
Many are tipping Munich as the finest team in Europe at the minute, and their seven games and seven wins in the Bundesliga this season helps prove that theory.
But Ricken said that Dortmund are not the sort of club that get carried away easily.
“We will be given another hefty fine for this”, he explained, adding: “If you disrupt a match, then you’ve crossed the line”. And Dortmund will need all their heroes to be on form at the Allianz Arena.
The club’s fine start to this season has seen them claim 17 points out of a possible 21 in the German Bundesliga. In addition, Watzke (Dortmund), Allofs (Wolfsburg) and Schalke manager Horst Heldt are sure Bayern can be beaten at least once.
Thomas Tuchel has backed Marco Reus to end his barren spell for Borussia Dortmund in Sunday’s Der Klassiker showdown against Bayern Munich.
Two men likely to be pivotal to their side’s chances are Xabi Alonso and Ilkay Gundogan, the midfield metronomes essential to the way Bayern and Dortmund play. Ever since the two teams met in a captivating Champions League final in 2013, the word is out that this is fixture worth following.
Boring 2015/2016 Bundesliga or not: What is for certain is the Bayern vs Dortmund this Sunday will be watched throughout Germany and the world by millions of football fans. Lead striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was absent for Dortmund’s 1-1 draw with PAOK in the Europa League midweek, however is expected to return this weekend.