Bayern Munich (BM) and defending champions Borussia Dortmund will in turn meet Stuttgart, Kaiserslautern on this night to win 11-12 with the determination to avoid a leadership position, aim to win the championship winter.
Only two more round, first leg Championship of Germany (Bundesliga) and the team will be temporarily closed for more than a month winter break. The BM is leading the table with 31 points, one point more than direct competitors Borussia Dortmund. So if they beat Stuttgart will host the championship grasp leg hand, due to only having round opponent is under the Koln on the Allianz Arena.
The winter championship is earned only nominal, but the lead leg will create psychological comfort for the players. Midfielder Franck Ribery (BM) said: "Winning the first rankers phase leg will be very important for the players and the club."
Still not easy to beat Stuttgart by BM recent style of play is quite erratic, while losing three of five consecutive matches in all competitions. Most worrisome, BM usually play "take fire" during the trip. Specifically, in six games as their guests recently lost three, drawn two, only won a single match before the final table team Augsburg.
Results 10-12 night European football
Premier League Round 15: Arsenal - Everton: 1-0, Bolton - Aston Villa: 1-2, Liverpool - Queens Park Rangers: 1-0, Manchester United - Wolverhampton: 4-1, Norwich - Newcastle: 4-2,Swansea - Fulham: 2-0, West Brom - Wigan: 1-2.
Championship Round 16 Germany: Cologne - Freiburg: 4-0, Augsburg - Monchengladbach: 1-0, Mainz-Hamburg: 0-0, Nurnberg - Hoffenheim: 0-2, Werder Bremen - Wolfsburg: 4-1.
Also, coach Jupp Heynckes (BM) is a headache in choosing a replacement talented midfielder was injured. The absence of Schweinsteiger in recent times to play cause of BM lack mutations. Most of the BM line attack is concentrated on the left, where the defending midfielder Franck Ribery. This makes for easy way to make Ribery key measures, which fall into the BM of the deadlock. Also, in this game can BM missing four pillars Gomez, Muller, Kroos and Robben is due to the flu.
Similar to BM, the style of the Stuttgart also not good to just win one game in six matches in recent Bundesliga. So they determined to strive to win the European Cup to take power next season.
In the remaining matches, champions Borussia Dortmund will Kaiserslautern at home Signal Iduna Park. Only win, hopefully the new Dortmund won top spot after the first leg. Match of Dortmund recently very well with the series nine consecutive matches unbeaten in the Bundesliga, which has seven wins.
The most dangerous scorer this season, Dortmund striker Robert Lewandowski of Poland with 14 goals. Dortmund also has good damage fuse is 19 years old midfielder Mario Gotze mixed with powerful processing techniques and create sharp. In 17 games this season, Gotze has scored seven goals and six assists for the team goals.