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October 31, 2012 7:30 PM GMT
Allianz-Arena — München
Referee:‬ D. Siebert‎
Attendance:‬ 71000‎
48′ Arjen Robben
87′ Arjen Robben

Bayern Munich - Kaiserslautern Preview: Bavarians look to bounce back

Jupp Heynckes' side suffered their first domestic loss of the season against Bayer Leverkusen on Sunday, but can put that disappointment behind them on Wednesday

By Enis Koylu

UEFA, Champions League, BATE Baryssau vs. FC Bayern Munich, Jupp Heynckes


Rafinha, Boateng, Dante, Alaba
Martinez, Can
Robben, Muller, Shaqiri

Dick, Torrejon, Heintz, Jessen
Borysiuk, Linsmayer
Zellner, Baumjohann, Fortounis

Bayern Munich are expected to shuffle their pack ahead of the clash with Kaiserslautern, which occurs just three days after their 2-1 loss to Bayer Leverkusen.

David Alaba made his first start of the season against B04, and will be looking to build up his fitness for the visit of the 2. Bundesliga outift.

Elsewhere, Arjen Robben came off the bench at the weekend, and should make his first start after a lengthy injury absence. Javi Martinez has been passed fit after missing out on Sunday, and could start in midfield alongside Emre Can, while Xherdan Shaqiri should deputise for Franck Ribery on the left wing.

Finally, Claudio Pizarro could get a rare start up front, giving Mario Mandzukic a much-needed rest. Mario Gomez is back in training, but is unlikely to feature.

Kaiserslautern, meanwhile, are expected to make one change from the team that drew 3-3 with Koln at the Rhein Energie Stadion on Friday, with Marc Torrejon coming into the defence in place of Matthias Abel.

The attack will be spearheaded by former Schalke man Alexander Baumjohann, Kostas Fortounis and in-form striker Mohammadou Idrissou.

  • Bayern Munich have won a record 15 DFB-Pokals in their history, but lost the final 5-2 to Borussia Dortmund last season.
  • The Bavarians cruised to a domestic double over Wednesday's opponents last season in the Bundesliga, recording a 2-0 home win and a 3-0 away triumph.
  • All four of the domestic goals that Bayern have conceded this term have come at home.
  • Kaiserslautern have finished runners-up in this competition four times. They last won the tournament in 1996.
  • Franco Foda's men claimed a 3-1 win over Hansa Rostock at the DKB Arena in the first round back in August.
  • Kaiserslautern once overcame a 4-1 deficit to beat Bayern 7-4 in the Bundesliga, back in October 1973.

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22Tom StarkeGoalkeeper
17Jerome BoatengDefender
27David AlabaMidfielder
26Diego ContentoDefender
10Arjen RobbenMidfielder
11Xherdan ShaqiriMidfielder
10Emre CanMidfielder
44Anatoliy TymoshchukMidfielder
8Javi MartínezMidfielder
14Claudio PizarroStriker
1Manuel NeuerGoalkeeper
23Mitchell WeiserDefender
22Luiz GustavoMidfielder
39Toni KroosMidfielder
9Mario MandzukicStriker
25Thomas MüllerStriker
1Tobias SippelGoalkeeper
3Leon JessenDefender
23Florian DickDefender
33Dominique HeintzDefender
17Alexander BugeraDefender
5Enis HajriDefender
28Konstantinos FortounisMidfielder
9Alexander BaumjohannMidfielder
26Steven ZellnerStriker
25Mohamadou IdrissouStriker
22David HohsGoalkeeper
2Jan SimunekDefender
6Mathias AbelDefender
-Denis LinsmayerDefender
-Mimoun AzaouaghMidfielder
-Kwané N'SorStriker
-Sascha WolfertStriker
Players to Watch
Toni Kroos
Toni Kroos
Position: Midfielder
Squad Number: 39
Games Goals YC RC
5 1 0 0
Mohamadou Idrissou
Mohamadou Idrissou
Position: Striker
Squad Number: 25
Games Goals YC RC
5 3 0 0
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Times In BST
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Thomas Müller Thomas Müller
Bayern Munich
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Roberto Firmino Roberto Firmino
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Joselu Joselu
Eintracht Frankfurt
4 1
Mario Mandzukic Mario Mandzukic
Bayern Munich
4 0
Mohamadou Idrissou Mohamadou Idrissou
3 1