Bayern continue to hunt down the Champions League positions in the Bundesliga, and will be desperate for an away victory...
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|Nuernberg: Schaefer; Chandler, Wollscheid, Wolf, Pinola; Simons; Hegeler, Cohen, Guendogan, Ekici; Eigler.
|Bayern Munich: Kraft; Lahm, Luiz Gustavo, Badstuber, Pranjic; Kroos, Schweinsteiger; Robben, Mueller, Ribery; Gomez.
- Nuernberg have not lost at home to Bayern Munich since 2005. Since then they have recorded one win and two draws.
- Der Club also have a positive goal difference against the Munich outfit at home, outscoring them 41 to 38.
- Nuernberg biggest win over Bayern dates back to December 2 1967 when Franz Brungs scored five in an emphatic 7-2 hammering.
- Saturday's encounter will be Dieter Hecking's 150th Bundesliga game as a coach.
- Nuernberg's Mehmet Ekici is playing for Der Club on loan from Bayern Munich. Breno and Andreas Ottl from Der Rekordmeister's current squad spent six months on loan with Nuernberg last season.
- Bayern Munich narrowly edge Nuernberg in their meetings in Franconia with 12 wins, 6 draws and 8 defeats. Overall, the Munich outfit comfortably lead with 32 wins, 10 draws and 11 defeats.
- Der Rekormeister have lost just once in their last 15 games against Nuernberg.
- Their last defeat coincided with Ottmar Hitzfeld's return to the Allianz Arena. 'The General' and his men were ousted 3-0 with goals from Ivan Saenko, Marcus Schroth and Robert Vittek.
- It took 18 penalties for Bayern Munich to emerge winners in DFB Pokal clash with Der Klub on October 23, 2003. 'The Titan' Oliver Kahn was the hero for Der Rekordmeister as he saved Mark Nikl's spot-kick to send his team to the next round.
- Bayern Munich met Nuernberg in the last ever game at the Olympiastadion. Der Rekordmeister won 6-3, but it was Der Klub's Samuel Slovak who netted the last two goals at the legendary venue.
November 14, 2010: Bayern Munich 3-0 Nuernberg
Mario Gomez was the star of the show when the two teams met earlier this season as he bagged a brace and won a penalty for his team as Van Gaal's men eased to a 3-0 victory. First he converted from close range to give Bayern Munich the lead and later won a spot-kick which Philipp Lahm converted. The striker put the icing on the cake with a diving header fifteen minutes from time to seal the three points for the hosts.