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  • May 4, 2013
  • • 12:30 PM
  • • Signal-Iduna-Park, Dortmund
  • Referee: P. Gagelmann
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Bundesliga Preview: Borussia Dortmund - Bayern Munich

Both teams sealed their progress to the continent's biggest match in midweek and will look to go into the clash on the back of a victory over their old rivals


Borussia Dortmund is expected to make a few changes to the side which lost 2-0 to Real Madrid on Tuesday, but still progressed to the Champions League final.

Lukasz Piszczek has been carrying a knock for months and will undergo surgery at the end of the season, so will be rested, with Kevin Grosskreutz replacing him at right back. Neven Subotic is also likely to come out of the XI to give Felipe Santana a start.

A late challenge in Madrid saw Sven Bender pick up an injury while Mario Gotze has a torn hamstring muscle, so Ilkay Gundogan will fill in behind the striker with Nuri Sahin and Sebastian Kehl in the deep-lying midfield roles.

Finally, Jonas Hofmann will get a run out on the right wing, with Julian Schieber starting in Robert Lewandowski's place.

Bayern, meanwhile, is likely to name a stronger lineup than it has in recent Bundesliga games, with the likes of Philipp Lahm, David Alaba, Javi Martinez and Bastian Schweinsteiger starting.

However, after their midweek exertions at Camp Nou, Mario Mandzukic, Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben should get a rest, with Claudio Pizarro, Mario Gomez and Xherdan Shaqiri filling in.

Holger Badstuber (knee) and Toni Kroos (hamstring) will be out for the rest of the season.
 
  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Borussia Dortmund has not lost any of their last five Bundesliga games against Bayern, winning four in a row before December's 1-1 Allianz Arena draw.
  • This will be the 100th official meeting between the two sides. Bayern have triumphed on 45 occasions, BVB 25 and there have been 29 draws.
  • Mats Hummels (pictured, right) started his career at the Allianz Arena before making the permanent move to Dortmund in 2009 after a loan spell the previous year.
  • Bayern Munich has not lost any of its three games against Borussia Dortmund this season, beating them 2-1 in the Supercup and 1-0 in the Pokal and drawing in the Bundesliga.
  • Their 1-0 win over Freiburg last week saw them beat BVB's record points total.
  • Bayern has kept a clean sheet and won in 20 games this season, a national best.

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1Roman WeidenfellerGoalkeeper
4Neven SuboticDefender
5Felipe SantanaDefender
29Marcel SchmelzerDefender
5Sebastian KehlMidfielder
8Ilkay GündoganMidfielder
16Jakub BlaszczykowskiMidfielder
18Nuri SahinMidfielder
19Kevin GroßkreutzMidfielder
7Robert LewandowskiStriker
23Julian SchieberStriker
20Mitchell LangerakGoalkeeper
15Mats HummelsDefender
21Oliver KirchMidfielder
6Sven BenderMidfielder
8Moritz LeitnerMidfielder
11Marco ReusMidfielder
32Leonardo BittencourtMidfielder
1Manuel NeuerGoalkeeper
-Daniel Van BuytenDefender
13RafinhaMidfielder
17Jerome BoatengDefender
26Diego ContentoDefender
27David AlabaMidfielder
11Xherdan ShaqiriMidfielder
22Luiz GustavoMidfielder
44Anatoliy TymoshchukMidfielder
14Claudio PizarroStriker
33M. GómezStriker
22Tom StarkeGoalkeeper
-Vladimir BrankovicDefender
8Javi MartínezMidfielder
20Patrick WeihrauchStriker
34Pierre Emil HøjbjergMidfielder
38Emre CanMidfielder
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