Bayern Munich vs. Borussia Dortmund: Kick-Off, Live Stream, TV Info and Preview

Tristan Barclay@@tjbbarclayContributor IApril 11, 2014

Fresh from crashing out of the Champions League, Borussia Dortmund travel to the Allianz Arena to take on a Bayern Munich side who are hunting a second successive treble of trophies.

Dortmund are still licking their wounds ahead of Saturday's Bundesliga clash. Despite beating Real Madrid 2-0 in Tuesday night's Champions League quarter-final, they went out 3-2 on aggregate.

Bayern, on the other hand, are absolutely flying, having already secured the Bundesliga title and cruising through to the Champions League semi-finals.

Read on for the key match information and preview to make sure you don't miss a thing as these two German heavyweights collide.


Venue: Allianz Arena

Date: April 12, 2014

Kick off: 5:30 p.m. BST

TV info: BT Sport 1

Live Stream: BT Sport website


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Klassiker is dead rubber

Bayern Munich have already won the Bundesliga title as Pep Guardiola's men swept all before them. That could mean one of two things at the Allianz on Saturday.

Either Bayern could fail to turn up, seeing their work already done. Or the confidence they will have gained form laying waste to an entire league of teams will spur them on to ruin their old foes Dortmund.


Kroos is staying put

Speculation was rife that Bayern midfielder Toni Kroos could be about to make a move to the Premier League. However, according to Jamie Jackson of The Guardian, it looks as if the German is staying at the Allianz Arena:

Kroos impressed during each leg of Bayern's 4-2 aggregate win over [Manchester] United in the quarter-final, as last year's winners seek to become the first side to retain the trophy in the Champions League era. Playing as a deep-lying midfielder, he was the chief orchestrator of attack for Pep Guardiola's team.

The 24-year-old will be determined to impress in front of the Bayern faithful now that his future looks to remain with them.


Dortmund still beset by injury

Per Dortmund's official website, Jurgen Klopp is without several key players for his trip to Munich. Ilkay Gundogan, Sven Bender, Neven Subotic and Jakub Blaszczykowski are all out, meaning Dortmund's starting XI is likely to be a severely weakened version of their strongest side.

Klopp's men will already be fighting with one hand behind their backs as they take on Bayern and their raucous fans. Having so many men out injured will only hurt their chances even further.




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