18:05: The summit of the Bundesliga also ensures the return of Mats Hummels. Born in Munich, he turned his back on Bavaria last summer and returned to his old love. Former Bayern and Dortmund professional Thomas Helmer told AZ, why Hummels is missing Bayern.
17:55: Off the field turned at Bayern this week, all about the coach question. First Arsene Wenger was traded as a hot candidate, but the Bayern bosses gave the ex-Arsenal coach in public a basket. Wenger himself presented things differently. Everything about Kovac succession at Bayern can be found in our coach ticker.
5:48 pm: Flick also offers in his second game as boss the same starting lineup: Alaba and Martinez seem to have convinced the interim coach as a center-back duo. Muller again takes preference over Coutinho.
17:35: The lineup is here! And Flick relies on the Piraeus conquerors! Thus, Thiago and Coutinho sit again only on the bench.
17:29: Hello and welcome to the AZ Liveticker! Today with the top match between FC Bayern and Borussia Dortmund – in one hour, it starts in the Allianz Arena!
Top match against Borussia Dortmund
After the successful debut of interim coach Hansi Flick against Olympiacos Piraeus in the Champions League, stands for the real hard test of Bayern. The record champion receives Borussia Dortmund in the top match of the Bundesliga. The two championship opponents separate only one counter. Dortmund (place 2/19 points) could even take the league lead with a victory – provided Borussia MOnchengladbach loses against Werder Bremen.
The Bayern (4/18 points) could catch up with a home win, at least directly to the top. The home record against BVB is likely to make the Munich confident: The last five clashes the record champion could decide for himself – overall with a goal difference of 22: 3! Therefore, BVB sports director Michael Zorc called for "men's football" from his team.
Bayern: Is Flick against Dortmund for the last time the boss?
It is quite possible that the match against Dortmund will be the last for Hansi Flick as head coach. After the dismissal of Niko Kovac, the former co-coach had taken on an interim basis. "For me, the match against Dortmund is the finish line, where we want to go through with a win," said Flick at the press conference before the match. After the top match is the international break. After that, Bayern wants to decide in the coach question.
However, it would also be conceivable that Flick remains interim coach until the summer and then back in the second row in favor of a long-term solution. Ajax coach Erik ten Hag is considered a hot candidate.
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