Bayern Munich will play RB Leipzig in Bundesliga

Bayern Munich, the Bundesliga champions, welcome top-four candidates. For their first game since announcing that Thomas Tuchel will step down as head coach in the summer, RB Leipzig will visit the Allianz Arena on Saturday

(Football news) For their first meeting since September of last year, the two teams will square off. In that encounter, the Bavarian giants rallied from a two-goal deficit at halftime to salvage a 2-2 draw at Red Bull Arena thanks to goals from Sane and Kane. Bayern has lost three games in a row across all competitions, making February a forgettable month for them. They could be about to go through their first season without a title in twelve years.

After suffering shocking losses to Leipzig in the DFB-Pokal and Bayern in the DFL Supercup, Bayern now trails eight points behind undefeated Bundesliga leaders Bayer Leverkusen with 12 games remaining in the UCL. They are also one goal behind Lazio in their UCL last-16 match.

Bayern’s latest setback came at the hands of VfL Bochum who surprisingly put them to the sword 3-2 at Vonovia Ruhrstadion last weekend, a result which ultimately led to the club announcing that Tuchel has mutually agreed to depart at the end of the season following a “good, open discussion” with the club’s hierarchy.

Tuchel has insisted that he and his coaching staff remain determined to “achieve maximum success” before they bid farewell to the Allianz Arena; their immediate task is to galvanise the first-team squad and quickly turn the club’s fortunes around if they are to have any chance of lifting silverware this term.

Success on Saturday is not a given for Bayern, though, considering that they have failed to win any of their last four meetings with Leipzig – not since 1991 under former boss Soren Lerby have Bayern suffered four straight defeats in all tournaments.

Leipzig began 2024 with a dismal record, losing three straight Bundesliga games. However, they have since turned the turnaround, earning seven of the nine points that could have been earned this month, and are now back in the running to qualify for the Champions League.

After winning 2-0 against Union Berlin and drawing 2-2 at Augsburg, Die Roten Bullen triumphed 2-0 at home against a struggling Borussia Monchengladbach team last weekend. Goals from top scorer Lois Openda, who has 16 goals this season, and Xavi Simons both scored goals just after halftime.

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