Bayern Munich vs Borussia Dortmund - Key Battles
2. Arjen Robben vs Marcel Schmelzer
The Dutchman didn't get many chances this season with coach Jupp Heynckes preferring Thomas Muller in an attacking role. However following the injury to Toni Kroos, the former Chelsea player has made full use of this opportunity provided. He has been in good form, and certainly had one of his best games this season in the first leg against Barcelona, where he not scored a goal but also helped defensively. Yes! You heard it right, Arjen Robben helped out in defense.
The winger will be up against Marcel Schmelzer. He will need to ensure his right side is covered as Robben would always look to cut inside and aim for goal. The German defender will need help from his center back Mats Hummels as well, to ensure that Robben’s shots are kept away from Roman Weidenfeller‘s goal.