There is no other game in German football like Der Klassiker. Year after year, Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund find themselves at the top of the Bundesliga standings, and when the game of rivalry arrives, everyone is listening.
Tuesday edition of Der Klassiker is no different, especially with the rest of the football world still closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Football fans around the world will be staring at the screens to see who comes out on top.
The first-half encounter between the two sides was another disappointment for Dortmund, who suffered a 4-0 defeat – another embarrassing result outside at Allianz Arena. Dortmund have lost each of their last six trips to Bayern by a total score of 26-3. Fortunately for them, Tuesday's game will be played at Signal Iduna Park, where they have been much more successful. The Black and Yellows won an exciting 3-2 home victory over the Bavarians last season, and opened the 2019-20 season with a 2-0 DFL Super Cup victory over defending Bundesliga champions.
The two players to watch are the attackers. For Bayern, he is veteran of the free score Robert Lewandowski, who can be hated more by Dortmund fans than any other player in history. This hatred comes from the fact that he made his debut in Dortmund, joining the team in the summer of 2010. He entered the starting lineup in 2011-12 and scored 22 goals ; he led Dortmund to a double in the league and national cup that year, scoring a hat trick in the DFB Pokal final against Bayern. After two more seasons in Dortmund, Lewandowski left and signed with the Bavarian giants, making him the most hated man in Dortmund. It didn't help that he scored 15 goals for Bayern in Der Klassiker and has lifted the league trophy for five consecutive seasons.
Lewandowski leads the Bundesliga with 27 goals this season and has a chance to challenge Gerd Muller's record 40 goals if he can stay warm, but surprisingly, he is not the most clinical finisher of this match – at least not recently. This title belongs to Erling Haaland, the 19 year old Norwegian who will do his Der Klassiker start. Haaland joined Dortmund in RB Salzburg's January transfer window and has been scoring ever since. In 10 Bundesliga games, he scored 10 goals, which allowed him to beat the top four goals scored this season, even though he only played in the middle of the year. He currently scores one goal on average for every 2.1 shots, compared to 4.3 shots per goal for Lewandowski since the start of the new year. He scores a goal every 60 minutes on average, compared to 82 minutes for Lewandowski. The difference in Tuesday's game could be summed up which striker is more clinical.
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Another part of the terrain to take into account is the large areas. Both teams have a lot of pace and skill on the wings. Dortmund has three players with double-digit assists this season: Jadon Sancho (16), Thorgan Hazard (12) and Achraf Hakimi (10). The three mainly play on the flanks. Bayern is also well equipped in these areas, especially in the back left with Alphonso Davies. The 20-year-old Canadian has drawn a lot of attention for his lightning fast speed, which has made him a lethal weapon for the future and a crucial shield in defense. The last time the two teams met, he wrapped Sancho in his back pocket, forcing Dortmund manager Lucien Favre to take the young Englishman out before the half-time whistle. Dortmund have since refined their tactics, so it will be interesting to see how things are going on this side of the field this time.
It is also worth paying attention to who is taking off from Dortmund. Sancho has left the bench in the last two games, supposedly still working with an adjusted ankle. Giovanni Reyna, the 17-year-old American prodigy, was supposed to start the first game in the Revierderby against Schalke, but was injured in the warm-ups. He came off the bench, so it could be another option for Favre. Thorgan Hazard has gotten the green light in the last two games and has played well, so it is possible that Favre will maintain this rotation, keeping Sancho and Reyna on the bench in case they need a late goal.
Here's everything you need to know about Tuesday Der Klassiker between Bayern and Dortmund, including the start time and the TV channel in the United States.
What time is Borussia Dortmund against Bayern Munich today?
- Dated: Tuesday, May 26
- Start time: 12:30 p.m. (ET)
Der Klassiker between Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich will start at 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time Tuesday, May 26.
How to watch & # 39; Der Klassiker & # 39; in the USA
- TV channel: FS1, Fox Deportes
- Direct: fuboTV
Fox Sports is the home of the biggest Bundesliga games in the United States. Tuesday Der Klassiker between Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich will be broadcast in English on FS1 and in Spanish on FOX Deportes. For those without cable, the match can be broadcast on fuboTV, which offers a seven day free trial.
Borussia Dortmund timetable
Here's a look at Borussia Dortmund's calendar for the rest of the Bundesliga season, starting with Tuesday's. Der Klassiker against Bayern Munich. Other highlights are in Leipzig for the penultimate match on June 20 and at home against Hoffenheim for the last match of the season on June 27.
|May 26||against Bayern Munich|
|May 31st||in Paderborn|
|June 5-8||against Hertha Berlin|
|June 12-14||at Fortuna Dusseldorf|
|June 16-17||vs Mainz|
|June 20||in Leipzig|
|June 27||against Hoffenheim|
Bayern Munich calendar
Here is an overview of the Bayern Munich calendar for the rest of the Bundesliga season. It includes three games against teams in the top five of the table: at Borussia Dortmund (May 26), at Bayer Leverkusen (June 5-8) and at home against Borussia Mönchengladbach (June 12-14).
|May 26||at Borussia Dortmund|
|May 30||against Fortuna Dusseldorf|
|June 5-8||at Bayer Leverkusen|
|June 12-14||against Borussia Monchengladbach|
|June 16-17||at Werder Bremen|
|June 20||against Friborg|
|June 27||in Wolfsburg|