Goal.com looks forward to defining game in this Bundesliga season.
|Bayern Munich: Butt; Lahm, Breno, Luiz Gustavo, Pranjic; Tymoshchuk, Schweisteiger; Altintop, Mueller, Kroos; Gomez.
|Bayer Leverkusen: Adler; Castro, Schwaab, Reinartz, Kadlec; Vidal, Rolfes; Ballack; Sam, Renato Augusto; Derdiyok.
- Bayern Munich has picked up nine wins from their last 10 Bundesliga home games, losing only to Borussia Dortmund in February.
- Curiously, Bayer Leverkusen's Jupp Heynckes was the Bavarians' last coach to lose to Die Werkself in Munich. This happened more than 21 years ago in October 1989 with Die Rheinlaender winning 1-0 at the Olympiastadion.
- Since this defeat Die Rekordmeister have been on a 23-game unbeaten streak at home, winning 18 and drawing just five times against Bayer Leverkusen.
- Bayern Munich has not tasted defeat in its last 12 meetings with Die Werkself, picking up nine wins and three draws.
- The game is a special occasion to a number of players. Hans Jorg-Butt, Michael Ballack and Toni Kroos have played for both teams, while Jupp Heynckes is set to leave Die Rheinlaender at the end of the season to take over the reigns at Sabener Strasse.
- Bayer Leverkusen has won its last five Bundesliga games, conceding just once.
- Die Rheinlaender have the best chance conversion rate in the league with 18.3 per cent. Bayern Munich are second 18.1%.
- Bayer Leverkusen is just two goals behind the Bundesliga's most potent team, namely its hosts on Sunday.
- Die Werkself have the second best away defensive record in the league. They have conceded just 13 times in 14 games.
- Bayer Leverkusen has lost just once away from BayArena this season. Die Rheinlaender have even picked up five more points away than at home.
November 20, 2010: Bayer Leverkusen 1-1 Bayern Munich
The game got off to a thunderous start as early as the second minute of the game when Bastian Schweinsteiger had a legitimate goal disallowed by the referee. Die Rekordmeister eventually took the lead shortly after the half-hour mark with Mario Gomez the goalscorer. In the very last minute of the half Sidney Sam won a penalty for Die Werkself with a shameful dive, and Arturo Vidal calmly converted the spot-kick. There were no more goals in the second half and the game ended 1-1.
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