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  • February 19, 2012
  • • 01:30
  • • MAGE SOLAR Stadion, Freiburg im Breisgau
  • Referee: P. Gagelmann
  • • Attendance: 24000
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Freiburg - Bayern Munich Preview: Bavarian giants desperate for victory to keep pace with leaders Borussia Dortmund

Freiburg - Bayern Munich Preview: Bavarian giants desperate for victory to keep pace with leaders Borussia Dortmund

Alexander Hassenstein

Goal.com looks forward to the action in store as the Bundesliga's lowest-ranked side play host to the German record champions at the Mage Solar Stadion


PROBABLE LINEUPS

FREIBURG


Baumann
Sorg, Diagne, Hohn, Lumb
Makiadi, Flum
Schmid, Rosenthal, Caligiuri
Jendrisek

BAYERN MUNICH


Neuer
Rafinha, Boateng, Badstuber, Lahm
Luiz Gustavo, Alaba
Muller, Kroos, Ribery
Gomez


Due to several squad changes, a very different Freiburg line-up will feature compared to that which faced Bayern in the first round.

Christian Streich is expected to drop a striker and use a 4-2-3-1 formation, with previous starter Ivan Santini giving way for Jan Rosenthal. Otherwise, the trainer is expected to use the same line-up that featured in a 3-2 loss away to Wolfsburg last week-end.

Jupp Heynckes is expected to stick with the same starting line-up that earned a 2-0 win against Kaiserslautern last week, meaning that Arjen Robben will likely be benched.

David Alaba will deputise for still-injured Bastian Schweinsteiger in defensive midfield, while Jerome Boateng will continue to stand-in for Daniel van Buyten at centre-back. Diego Contento returned to training this week, but is not expected to be fully fit to play.


DID YOU KNOW
  • Freiburg are without victory against Bayern Munich since 1996, when a three-game win streak over the Bavarians ended.
  • The Breisgau are experiencing their third-worst Bundesliga season ever, in terms of points.
  • Twelve SCF players have been on target this season: on ly Schalke (13) and Dortmund (14) have more.
  • Bayern Munich will try to earn consecutive wins for the first time since the winter break.
  • No Bundesliga team has received as many goals from substitutes as the Bavarians, who have tallied eight strikes from replacements.
  • Should he feature as expected, Manuel Neuer will earn his 100th Bundesliga appearance.

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Available Squads
37Oliver BaumannGoalkeeper
3Fallou DiagneDefender
25Oliver SorgDefender
41Immanuel HöhnDefender
6Cedrick MakiadiMidfielder
7Jan RosenthalMidfielder
17Jonathan SchmidMidfielder
18Johannes FlumMidfielder
7Daniel CaligiuriMidfielder
9Ivan SantiniStriker
18Erik JendrisekStriker
19Daniel BatzGoalkeeper
4Beg FeratiDefender
-Michael LumbDefender
2Andreas HinkelDefender
31Karim GuédéMidfielder
39Garra DembeleStriker
27Stefan ReisingerStriker
1Manuel NeuerGoalkeeper
13RafinhaMidfielder
17Jerome BoatengDefender
21Philipp LahmDefender
27David AlabaMidfielder
28Holger BadstuberDefender
7Franck RibéryMidfielder
22Luiz GustavoMidfielder
39Toni KroosMidfielder
25Thomas MüllerStriker
33Mario GomezStriker
22Hans-Jörg ButtGoalkeeper
10Arjen RobbenMidfielder
39Takashi UsamiStriker
23Danijel PranjicMidfielder
44Anatoliy TymoshchukMidfielder
24Nils PetersenStriker
11Ivica OlicStriker
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Bayern 3

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