Bayern relish timing of BVB clash
Bayern Munich could not have wished for a better time to travel to Bundesliga rivals Borussia Dortmund with the champions firing on all cylinders and their opponents mired in poor form ahead of today’s meeting.
The Bavarians have won all six of their matches under new coach Jupp Heynckes, who replaced Carlo Ancelotti last month, claiming top spot in the league and opening up a threepoint gap over Dortmund.
Bayern also edged past RB Leipzig in the German Cup last week and have won their two Champions League matches under Heynckes to nail down a spot in the knockout stage with two games to spare.
“We are going into this game with a lot of self-confidence,” said Bayern winger Arjen Robben. “We are not the ones under pressure. We can only be happy to be three points ahead after lying five points behind them. “It can only get better for us.” Striker Robert Lewandowski, who missed their 2-1 victory at Celtic on Tuesday due to a minor thigh injury, could be back to face his former club, said Heynckes.