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  • 18 September 2011
  • • 21:00
  • • Veltins-Arena, Gelsenkirchen
  • Referee: F. Meyer
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Bundesliga Preview: Schalke - Bayern Munich

Bundesliga Preview: Schalke - Bayern Munich

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Manuel Neuer returns to his old stadium as two of the early Bundesliga pacemakers meet in a mouthwatering clash


PROBABLE LINE-UPS
Schalke (4-2-3-1): Fahrmann; Uchida, Howedes, Matip, Fuchs; Papadopoulos, Holtby; Farfan, Raul, Marica; Huntelaar

Schalke 04


Felix Magath is set to name an unchanged side from the team that kicked off their Europa Leage campaign with a disappointing 0-0 draw against Steaua Bucharest. Despite picking up an injury last weekend against Wolfsburg, Ralf Fahrmann started the midweek game and should be fine to keep his place.

Bayern Munich (4-2-3-1): Neuer; Rafinha, Badstuber, Boateng, Lahm; Schweinsteiger, Diaz; Muller, Kroos, Ribery, Petersen

Bayern Munich



Jupp Heynckes will have to cope with the loss of in-form striker Mario Gomez after the Germany international limped out of his side's 2-0 midweek victory over Villarreal. Nils Petersen is set to fill in for the former Stuttgart-man. Meanwhile, Arjen Robben is still struggling with a bone inflammation but should start.


DID YOU KNOW?
  • Schalke beat Bayern Munich 2-0 in the corresponding fixture last season.

  • Klaas-Jan Huntelaar has scored 12 goals already this season - only one fewer than his total for all of last season.
  • Schalke skipper Benedikt Howedes is the youngest captain in the Bundesliga.
  • Bayern Munich have scored 16 goals this season - more than half the number Eintracht Frankfurk scored last campaign.
  • The Bavarian side were victorious here in 2009-10 thanks to Frank Ribery and Thomas Muller scoring goals within a minute of each other.
  • Mario Gomez' four-goal haul last Saturday ensured that the Germany striker's goal tally has reached double figures for the sixth successive season.
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Available Squads
1Ralf FährmannGoalkeeper
4Benedikt HöwedesDefender
14Kyriakos PapadopoulosDefender
22Atsuto UchidaDefender
23Christian FuchsDefender
32Joel MatipDefender
10Lewis HoltbyMidfielder
17Jefferson Agustin FarfánStriker
24Peer KlugeMidfielder
7RaúlStriker
25Klaas-Jan HuntelaarStriker
36Lars UnnerstallGoalkeeper
21Christoph MetzelderDefender
9Alexander BaumjohannMidfielder
12Marco HögerMidfielder
10Julian DraxlerMidfielder
-Ciprian MaricaStriker
20Teemu PukkiStriker
1Manuel NeuerGoalkeeper
13RafinhaMidfielder
17Jerome BoatengDefender
21Philipp LahmDefender
28Holger BadstuberDefender
7Franck RibéryMidfielder
22Luiz GustavoMidfielder
31Bastian SchweinsteigerMidfielder
39Toni KroosMidfielder
24Nils PetersenStriker
25Thomas MüllerStriker
22Hans-Jörg ButtGoalkeeper
-Daniel Van BuytenDefender
26Diego ContentoDefender
27David AlabaMidfielder
39Takashi UsamiStriker
23Danijel PranjicMidfielder
44Anatoliy TymoshchukMidfielder
Players to Watch
Raúl
Raúl
Position: Striker
Squad Number: 7
Games Goals YC RC
0 0 0 0
Manuel Neuer
Manuel Neuer
Position: Goalkeeper
Squad Number: 1
Games Goals YC RC
0 0 0 0
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