Bayern Munich’s Polish striker Robert Lewandowski celebrates scoring the opening goal with his teammates during the UEFA Champions League group D football match between FC Bayern Munich and Atletico Madrid in Munich, southern Germany, on December 6, 2016.
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It’s surely another weekend of stars for Nigerians to watch as the German Bundesliga matches hit the homes live courtesy of StarTimes and HS Media. The live telecasts will come from the studios of HS Media, the parent company of HotSports.
For a starter, Bayern chairman, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge promised to treat the entire club staff at Ingolstadt to a traditional Munich breakfast if they beat Bayern’s title rivals RB Leipzig back in December. Ingolstadt duly obliged and did their Bavarian neighbours a favour, for which they were generously rewarded.
This time around, however, Carlo Ancelotti’s Bayern will likely not be so charitable, particularly having dropped points at home to FC Schalke 04 on Matchday 19.
The home side will likewise pay little mind to pleasantries, however, having lost last time out at Hertha Berlin. To be sure, results against the likes of the Berliners and Bayern will not be what decide their top-flight fate, but Maik Walpurgis’ charges will welcome any point they can scrap for in this season’s relegation battle.
Also today, struggling SV Darmstadt 98 may have a difficult afternoon ahead when they welcome a Borussia Dortmund side with designs on the Bundesliga top three.
Rock bottom of the table and needing seven points to escape the relegation zone, Darmstadt are struggling to keep afloat. Having lost 10 of their last 11 league games, Lilies’ coach Torsten Frings – appointed during the winter break – will be hoping to put some much-needed points on the board against his former club.
Having taken three points from RB Leipzig last weekend, BVB will be looking to keep their unbeaten run of seven matches intact. After winning 6-0 against Die Lilien in the reverse fixture, it remains to be seen if there will be a repeat performance with the likes of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Ousmane Dembele and Marco Reus all at full fitness?