Bayern determined to break Gladbach hoodoo
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.
Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski in action against PSV Eindhoven’s Davy Proepper.