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  • 20 October 2012
  • • 19:00
  • • ESPRIT arena, Düsseldorf
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Fortuna Dusseldorf - Bayern Munich Preview: Bavarians looking to break another Bundesliga record with a win

Fortuna Dusseldorf - Bayern Munich Preview: Bavarians looking to break another Bundesliga record with a win

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Victory would see Jupp Heynckes' men record the best start to a campaign of any club in the modern domestic league's 50-year history by opening with eight consecutive triumphs

  PROBABLE LINEUPS
DUSSELFORF

Giefer
Levels, Juanan, Langeneke, Van den Bergh
Bodzek, Lambertz
Kruse, Ilso, Bellinghausen
Schahin
BAYERN MUNICH

Neuer
Lahm, Boateng, Dante, Badstuber
Luiz Gustavo, Schweinsteiger
Muller, Kroos, Ribery
Mandzukic

Bayern Munich will look to maintain their perfect record in the league so far this season, breaking yet another Bundesliga record in the process, when they travel to the Esprit Arena to face Fortuna Dusseldorf.

Jupp Heynckes is expected to play the same back line that he has done in every Bundesliga fixture so far this season but David Alaba could be in line for a return to the starting line-up.

Javi Martinez is replaced by Luiz Gustavo in midfield while, with Arjen Robben still absent through injury, Thomas Muller will continue to operate on the right. This enables Toni Kroos to play in his preferred role in behind the striker, a position which Mario Mandzukic holds onto as Mario Gomez continues his return to fitness.

The hosts, who lost their first game this term when they were defeated by Mainz in the last round of fixtures, have a few fitness worries ahead of their clash with the league leaders. Stelios Malezas is out with a thigh injury and so Jens Langeneke will be partnered by Juanan in the centre of defence.

Elsewhere, captain Andreas Lambertz and Robbie Kruse face late fitness tests, meaning that Andriy Voronin and Cha Du-Ri could find themselves among the starting line-up.

  DID YOU KNOW?
  • When Fortuna Dusseldorf welcomed the Bavarian giants on December 9 1978, the hosts made history with a stunning 7-1 win over a team including the likes of Sepp Maier and Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.
  • However, in the 44 times that these two sides have met, F95 have only managed to secure another nine victories. (W10 D9 L25)
  • The last time that Dusseldorf managed to best die Roten in front of their own fans was in a 4-0 win back in the 1985-86 season.
  • Bayern Munich could set a new record for the best start to a Bundesliga campaign should they win their eighth consecutive match on Saturday.
  • Mario Mandzukic (pictured, right) has netted eight goals in 10 appearances in all competitions for the Bavarians this season. It took him 27 games to reach the same tally in his debut season at Wolfsburg.
  • To this day, the 7-1 defeat inflicted by this weekend's opposition remains the heaviest away defeat suffered by Bayern in Bundesliga history.

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Available Squads
36Fabian GieferGoalkeeper
-JuananDefender
6Jens LangenekeDefender
22Tobias LevelsDefender
23Johannes van den BerghDefender
11Du-Ri ChaDefender
13Adam BodzekDefender
17Andreas LambertzMidfielder
23Robbie KruseMidfielder
10Ken IlsöStriker
11Dani SchahinStriker
-Robert AlmerGoalkeeper
11Axel BellinghausenDefender
-Ivan PaurevicMidfielder
7Ronny GarbuschewskiMidfielder
11Nando RafaelStriker
27Stefan ReisingerStriker
-Andriy VoroninStriker
1Manuel NeuerGoalkeeper
4DanteDefender
17Jerome BoatengDefender
21Philipp LahmDefender
28Holger BadstuberDefender
7Franck RibéryMidfielder
22Luiz GustavoMidfielder
31Bastian SchweinsteigerMidfielder
39Toni KroosMidfielder
18Mario MandzukicStriker
25Thomas MüllerStriker
22Tom StarkeGoalkeeper
-Daniel Van BuytenDefender
13RafinhaMidfielder
27David AlabaMidfielder
8Javi MartínezMidfielder
11Xherdan ShaqiriMidfielder
44Anatoliy TymoshchukMidfielder

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