FC Bayern have to go to TSG Hoffenheim on Saturday. Most exciting question from the German record champions: Who will replace injured top striker Robert Lewandowski? All information about the lineups.
- FC Bayern are guests at TSG Hoffenheim on matchday 24 of the Bundesliga.
- FCB has to do without its top scorer Robert Lewandowski .
- Who will replace the exceptional striker at the top?
Munich - It is currently running at FC Bayern *. In the Bundesliga, the Reds are again the leaders after strong performances in 2020 and on the international stage the FCB made a more than clear exclamation mark on Tuesday. In the round of 16 of the Champions League , the Flick eleven defeated Chelsea London 3-0. Nevertheless, the atmosphere on Säbener Straße is not one hundred percent exuberant, Robert Lewandowski's injury hurts Bayern a lot. Who will replace the Pole?
After the gala against the blues, the FCB must now put the focus back on the league, on Saturday the FCB is challenged at TSG Hoffenheim. The Reds go into the game as favorites, but Munich have always struggled with their away games in Sinsheim (two losses from their last three away games). To improve this balance, Hansi Flick * could send the following eleven into the race.
Lineup of FC Bayern Munich against Hoffenheim: who is in the goal?
Actually, the question of the Bayern keeper does not arise. Against Cologne Manuel Neuer showed a gala performance and against Chelsea he kept his box completely clean. Even if the multiple goalkeeper failed last time against Paderborn, the captain will also be in the goal against Hoffenheim .
After the game, Neuer explained about his mistake against the SCP: “Of the 100 times I do it, it works 99 times. It's just part of my game, it just happens. ”So the next 99 trips out of his case should be a success.
Line-up of Bayern Munich against Hoffenheim: who starts in the defense?
Benjamin Pavard and Jerome Boateng are back on the defensive after their yellow-card suspension. Against Paderborn were winter newcomers Alvaro Odriozola and Lucas Hernandez in the first eleven, against Chelsea however Pavard and Boateng. Because both did a good job, we expect both Pavard and Boateng in the starting line-up , even if Boateng could get a break at FC Schalke's Tuesday game.
In our opinion, because we see Pavard in the right-back position, David Alaba will again act in the central defense and close the center together with Boateng. So there is space on the left for Alphonso Davies, who is currently playing so outstandingly.
FC Bayern line up against Hoffenheim: who starts in midfield?
In the central defensive position, nobody can avoid Joshua Kimmich . The German international will also act against TSG as a link between defense and offensive. The 25-year-old is supported in the center by the two aft Thiago and Leon Goretzka , Corentin Tolisso is currently not a candidate for a starting line-up.
The remaining positions on the offensive basically arise on their own. Thomas Müller currently has an almost guaranteed stake anyway and because Kingsley Coman is likely to be missing after his injury-related substitution against the Londoners, Philippe Coutinho will probably also get a stake from the start.
FC Bayern line up against Hoffenheim: who will replace Robert Lewandowski?
Serge Gnabry will probably start in the storm center. The fast winger can play his pace as a hanging tip and thus always look for the way down. On the offensive, Bayern could also arm again and again, so that Thomas Müller could occasionally start on the front line. Hansi Flick could also surprise with youngster Joshua Zirkzee *, who at least seems to have a high credit among the fans. In our vote, more than 47 percent voted for the young Dutchman (as of Thursday, February 27th, 6.30pm).
FC Bayern line up against Hoffenheim: How does Alfred Schreuder play?
Opponents Hoffenheim meanwhile also suffered a loss on the offensive during the week, as the colleagues from heidelberg24.de * report. Against Bayern, TSG coach Schreuder could also bring summer newcomer Robert Skov back on the offensive. Due to injury concerns, Schreuder quickly transformed the offensive man into a left-back. Now Steven Zuber is fit again, so that the Dane could play a more offensive role against Gladbach like last week.
TSG Hoffenheim - FC Bayern Munich: The expected lineups in the diagram
TSG Hoffenheim: Baumann - Posch, Akpoguma, Hübner, Zuber - Rudy, Grillitsch, Baumgartner (Geiger) - Kaderabek, Kramaric, Skov
Bayern Munich: Neuer - Pavartd, Boateng (Hernandez), Alaba, Davies - Kimmich - Thiago, Goretzka - Müller, Gnabry, Coutinho
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