Bay­ern de­ter­mined to break Glad­bach hoodoo

The Star (Kenya) - - Sports International Football -

MU­NICH / Bay­ern Munchen will be bid­ding for a first win over Borus­sia Mönchenglad­bach since Jan­uary 2014 as they look to get their cam­paign back on track in the week­end’s big­gest match to­mor­row.

Bay­ern re­turned to win­ning ways with a morale-boost­ing 4-0 win over PSV Eind­hoven in Group D while Lars Stindl and An­dre Hahn in­spired Mönchenglad­bach to a 2-0 win over Celtic in Group C.

In their pre­vi­ous Bun­desliga match, Bay­ern were held to a 2-2 draw away to 10-man Ein­tra­cht Frank­furt, leav­ing coach Carlo Ancelotti an­gry with his team’s dis­play and promised to make changes.

The Foals were the only side the Bavar­i­ans failed to beat in the Bun­desliga last sea­son, and they will be out to set the record straight at the Al­lianz Arena. Bay­ern, who are two points clear at the top, haven’t gone three top-flight games with­out a win since May last year. Glad­bach were thrashed by Schalke 04 and drew with Ham­burger in their last two.

Be­fore then Ham­burg en­ter­tain Ein­tra­cht tonight. To­mor­row’s other matches will see Bayer Lev­erkusen wel­come Hof­fen­heim as Freiburg host Augs­burg. Borus­sia Dort­mund, who are four points off the lead­ers visit base­ment side In­gol­stadt as 14th-placed Wolfs­burg visit Darm­stadt who are just a point be­hind at 15th. Fourth-placed Hertha Ber­lin visit Cologne.

In the Ital­ian Serie A, cham­pi­ons Ju­ven­tus and face AC Mi­lan at the Sta­dio Giuseppe Meazza to­mor­row.

Mi­lan be­gan their sea­son by los­ing two of their first three games be­fore go­ing on a five-game un­beaten run, which is a good sign that the play­ers are con­nect­ing well with new head coach Vin­cenzo Mon­tella.

All the matches will be live across Star­times’ sports chan­nels.

/REUTERS

Bay­ern Mu­nich’s Robert Le­wandowski in ac­tion against PSV Eind­hoven’s Davy Proep­per.

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