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  • April 2, 2011
  • • 14:30
  • • Allianz-Arena, München
  • Referee: C. Dingert
  • • Attendance: 69000

Bundesliga preview: Bayern Munich - Borussia Moenchengladbach

Bundesliga preview: Bayern Munich - Borussia Moenchengladbach

Bayern Munich: Kraft; Lahm, Tymoshchuk, Luiz Gustavo, Pranjic - Kroos, Schweinsteiger - Robben, Mueller, Ribery - Gomez

Borussia Moenchengladbach: Bailly - Jantschke, Stranzl, Dante, Daems - Nordtveit, Fink - Neustaedter - Reus, Arango - Idrissou


  • Bayern Munich are surprisingly yet to win three times in a row in the Bundesliga this season. The game against Moenchengladbach is Bayern's best bet to finally achieve this.

  • Die Roten have an astonishing record of 32 wins, 9 draws and 1 loss against Die Fohlen at home.
  • The Bavarians have won eight of their nine home games. Louis van Gaal's men last lost to Borussia Dortmund.

  • However, this was Bayern Munich's fourth loss in competitive games at the Allianz Arena this season, equalling their negative home record from 2000-01.

  • Van Gaal's men are leading the goalscoring charts in the Bundesliga this season with 59 goals, while Lucien Favre's men boast the worst defensive record so far in the German championship with 61 conceded.

  • Borussia Moenchengladbach have lost 32 times in 42 games in Munich, winning only once. This streak, together with the 111 goals conceded in Bavaria, is a negative club record.

  • Moenchegladbach last won in Bavaria in season 1995-96 when Bayern Munich's current sporting director Christian Nerlinger was still an active player for Die Roten.

  • Die Fohlen have already picked up 13 points in the second half of the season, three more than before the winter break.

  • Borussia Moenchengladbach have scored 36 goals in 42 games in Munich, less than 0.86 goals per game.

  • Both Lucien Favre and Louis van Gaal have picked up 34 wins as coaches in the Bundesliga, but the Dutch tactitian has done so in 19 games fewer.


November 6, 2010: Borussia Moenchengladbach 3-3 Bayern Munich

Die Fohlen continued the tradition of putting up quite a fight against Die Roten at home and nearly claimed the three points in an exciting game earlier this season. Patrick Herrmann gave the hosts the lead with a fortunate goal, only to see it cancelled out by Mario Gomez six minutes later. Bastian Schweinsteiger put Die Rekordmeister in the driving seat with an exquisite backheel, but then missed a penalty.

Igor De Camargo's introduction after the break turned the game around as Marco Reus and the Brazilian hit the champions with a five-minute double salvo. Philipp Lahm saved face for the Bavarians with a precise finish minutes before the final whistle.


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Available Squads
1Thomas KraftGoalkeeper
23Danijel PranjicMidfielder
28Holger BadstuberDefender
22Luiz GustavoMidfielder
21Philipp LahmDefender
7Franck RibéryMidfielder
8Toni KroosMidfielder
25Thomas MüllerStriker
31Bastian SchweinsteigerMidfielder
10Arjen RobbenMidfielder
33M. GómezStriker
22Hans-Jörg ButtGoalkeeper
26Diego ContentoDefender
4Hamit AltıntopMidfielder
8Andreas OttlMidfielder
11Miroslav KloseStriker
30Logan BaillyGoalkeeper
3Filip DaemsDefender
39Martin StranzlDefender
24Tony JantschkeMidfielder
18J. ArangoMidfielder
33Roman NeustädterMidfielder
11Marco ReusMidfielder
16Havard NordtveitDefender
7Patrick HerrmannMidfielder
19Mike HankeStriker
33Christofer HeimerothGoalkeeper
4Roel BrouwersDefender
22Tobias LevelsDefender
-Michael FinkMidfielder
14Thorben MarxMidfielder
25Mohamadou IdrissouStriker
40Karim MatmourMidfielder
Players to Watch
M. Gómez
M. Gómez
Position: Striker
Squad Number: 33
Games Goals YC RC
0 0 0 0
The striker who recently declared that he would prefer to never play in Bulgaria again will have to prove that some of his performances which are not worthy of an average "B" Grupa striker are not indicative of his true ability. Facing this season Bundesliga's worst defence in terms of statistics, he will be keen to put his money where his mouth is.
Logan Bailly
Logan Bailly
Position: Goalkeeper
Squad Number: 30
Games Goals YC RC
0 0 0 0
Logan Bailly cost his team a vital point last week in an important relegation six-pointer against Kaiserslautern and will be keen to improve his performance on Saturday. With the defence failing to produce the goods this season, the weight of expectation will be on him to help his team to a miraculous result at the Allianz Arena in their quest for a place in the Bundesliga next season.
The time for excuses is over for Bayern Munich and with Hannover playing league-leaders Borussia Dortmund three points are a must. There will be goals, but Logan Bailly is more likely to put the ball out of his net a couple of times than Thomas Kraft.
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Bayern 3

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