8′ A fortunate escape for Leipzig! Lewandowski managed to win a corner and he almost turned in the following delivery, which was missed by Silva. However, the Polish striker just couldn’t direct the fierce cross on target.
6′ Lovely, fluid play by Leipzig as Silva cushions a lofted pass down for Olmo with his head, and he feeds Angelino in down the left. Unfortunately, his subsequent delivery goes straight into the hands of Neuer.
5′ There’s a lttle flash point there as Upamecano pushes Silva out of play and the Portugal striker reacts. He shoves the former Leipzig man back and the officials have to intervene.
3′ It’s been a positive start from the hosts, with Bayern’s defence put under a bit of pressure, but an early penalty shout is ignored after a cross is blocked by a black shirt.
1′ And we’re under way in Leipzig!
Nagelsmann makes two changes from the Bayern XI that beat Hertha Berlin 5-0 in the Bundesliga. Hernandez gets a start at centre-back over Sule, while Sane replaces Musiala on the wing.
Leipzig make four changes from the XI that lost 1-0 to Wolfsburg before the international break. Klostermann is dropped to the bench in favour of Mukiele at right-back, while Kampl and Laimer are chosen to patrol midfield over Haidara and Adams. The final change comes in attack, where Olmo is preferred to Forsberg behind the striker.
BAYERN MUNICH SUBS: Jamal Musiala, Josip Stanisic, Malik Tillman, Sven Ulreich, Bouna Sarr, Tanguy Kouassi, Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, Niklas Sule, Marcel Sabitzer.
BAYERN MUNICH XI (4-3-3): Manuel Neuer; Benjamin Pavard, Dayot Upamecano, Lucas Hernandez, Alphonso Davies; Joshua Kimmich, Thomas Muller, Leon Goretzka; Serge Gnabry, Robert Lewandowski, Leroy Sane.
RB LEIPZIG SUBS: Tyler Adams, Lukas Klostermann, Brian Brobbey, Josep Martinez, Yussuf Poulsen, Emil Forsberg, Benjamin Henrichs, Amadou Haidara, Josko Gvardiol.
With 15 minutes to go before kick-off, let’s take a look at how the two sides are lining up – starting with our hosts!
Reunions aplenty in this match as Julian Nagelsmann visits his old side for the first time since making the move to Bayern, with both Dayot Upamecano and Marcel Sabitzer also going up against their former club. A lethargic opening day draw to Borussia Monchengladbach was put right by two successive league victories, as well as a 12-0 thrashing of Bremer in the cup. Despite the good run of form it won’t be an easy trip for Bayern Munich, who also have a Champions League tie with Barcelona coming up next week.
Last year’s runners-up Leipzig welcome the champions to the Red Bull Arena looking to beat Bayern for the first time since a narrow 2-1 win in 2018. A tough start under new coach Jesse Marsch has seen the team lose two of their first three matches 1-0, either side of a 4-0 hammering of Stuttgart. Tipped as potential favourites to push Bayern to the final match week, the hosts will need a win or risk falling seven points behind early.
Hello and welcome to our LIVE commentary of the Bundesliga fixture between RB Leipzig and Bayern Munich!
Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *
Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
Angus Kinnear, managing director at Elland Road, has hit out at the Reds following an unfortunate incident in a recent...
The African duo had a decent game to help the Braves move to the tenth position pending these weekend's matches...
The former champions got off to a perfect start in the top flight after two first half goals helped them...
Two England international full-backs failed to make it through 45 minutes for their respective clubs in the Premier League on...
Thiago Silva R. James 29' James has to leave the field with an ankle injury and is replaced by Silva,...
The 18-year-old forward, who has been sidelined by injury since November 2020, is in contention to face Levante on Sunday...