Tuesday, 26 May 2020

Lewandowski v Haaland as Munich face Dortmund

Robert Lewandowski and Erling Braut Haaland

German football's biggest names meet on Tuesday evening and to make things even better there's a title on the line.

A win for second-place Dortmund would move them within a point of leaders Bayern with six games left, while victory for the seven-time reigning champions would put them seven points clear at the top.

This 'Der Klassiker' also sees Haaland - football's most exciting young star - go up against Robert Lewandowski - one of the game's most accomplished strikers - for the first time.

Both men have scored 41 goals in 35 games all domestic competitions this season, putting them level at the top of the European goal-scoring chart.

Head-to-head: Robert Lewandowski v Erling Braut Haaland
*Haaland scored 20 goals in 16 domestic games for Austrian side Red Bull Salzburg this season before joining Borussia Dortmund in January
Bayern MunichClubBorussia Dortmund
27 (25)Bundesliga goals (games)10 (10)
11 (6)Champions League goals (games)10 (8)
3 (3)German Cup goals1 (1)
41 (35)Total goals (games)21 (19)

Throw in a possible return to the Dortmund starting line-up for England winger Jadon Sancho, and the chance to see Alfonso Davies, Thomas Muller, Serge Gnabry and in-form Julian Brandt on the same pitch, it could be quite the match.

That said, Bayern coach Hansi Flick has stopped short of calling the game a title decider.

"Regardless of the result, nothing will be decided," said Flick whose side, like Dortmund, have won both of their games since the Bundesliga resumed behind closed doors on 16 May, following a two-month break because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Dortmund hopes Germany centre-back Mats Hummels is fit enough to play after he went off injured at half-time during Saturday's 2-0 win at Wolfsburg.


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