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  • March 9, 2013
  • • 9:30 AM
  • • Allianz-Arena, München
  • Referee: T. Stieler
  • • Attendance: 71000

Bundesliga Preview: Bayern Munich - Fortuna Dusseldorf

Bundesliga Preview: Bayern Munich - Fortuna Dusseldorf


The Bavarians have only dropped points on four occasions this season and will be optimistic of another win



Lahm, Van Buyten, Dante, Alaba
Javi Martinez, Schweinsteiger
Shaqiri, Kroos, Ribery

Balogun, Latka, Malezas, Van den Bergh
Bodzek, Tesche
Lambertz, Fink, Bellinghausen

Bayern Munich coach Jupp Heynckes is set to shuffle his pack once more, and give Thomas Muller a well-deserved rest, with Xherdan Shaqiri likely to replace him.

Mario Mandzukic will come back into the starting lineup ahead of Mario Gomez, and Anatoliy Tymoshchuk could get a rare start in place of Javi Martinez. The only absence is Holger Badstuber, who is out for the season.

Meanwhile, Fortuna Dusseldorf has a host of players missing for the trip to the Allianz Arena. Backup keeper Robert Almer (thigh), Bruno Soares (fitness) and Juanan (abdominal injury) are all out.

Forwards Stefan Reisinger and Andriy Voronin are both missing. Meanwhile, Dani Schahin could play in the place of Oliver Fink.

  • Bayern Munich has gone unbeaten for 22 games, and has won its last 10.
  • The Bavarians have got 63 points this season - the same number that won them the title in 2000-01.
  • Bayern has also won its last three games against Fortuna Dusseldorf, scoring 12 and conceding no goals in the process.
  • Fortuna Dusseldorf has not scored in its last 10 visits to Munich.
  • The Ruhr outfit also suffered its heaviest-ever Bundesliga defeat at the hands of die Roten - a 7-0 reverse in 1982.
  • Norbert Meier's side have recorded six of their 10 victories on the road.


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1Manuel NeuerGoalkeeper
-Daniel Van BuytenDefender
17Jerome BoatengDefender
21Philipp LahmDefender
27David AlabaMidfielder
7Franck RibéryMidfielder
22Luiz GustavoMidfielder
31Bastian SchweinsteigerMidfielder
8Toni KroosMidfielder
9Mario MandzukicStriker
25Thomas MüllerStriker
22Tom StarkeGoalkeeper
8Javi MartínezMidfielder
11Xherdan ShaqiriMidfielder
44Anatoliy TymoshchukMidfielder
14Claudio PizarroStriker
33M. GómezStriker
36Fabian GieferGoalkeeper
37Leon-Aderemi BalogunDefender
-Stelios MalezasDefender
23Johannes van den BerghDefender
6Martin LatkaDefender
-Robert TescheMidfielder
11Axel BellinghausenDefender
13Adam BodzekDefender
17Andreas LambertzMidfielder
23Robbie KruseMidfielder
-M. BollyMidfielder
-Nikos PapadopoulosGoalkeeper
6Jens LangenekeDefender
22Tobias LevelsDefender
7Oliver FinkMidfielder
10Ken IlsöStriker
11Dani SchahinStriker
11Genki OmaeStriker

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