A clash of leaders is the main attraction of the eighth round of the German Championship, which takes place this weekend. Bayern Munich host Bayer Leverkusen at the Allianz Arena in Munich. The two teams are at the top of the table with 16 points earned and whoever wins is isolated in the lead.
Involved in the Champions League dispute, where they have a decisive game in the middle of the week with Benfica, Bayern Munich will need to split up. He will also have to recover from the 2-1 defeat by Eintracht Frankfurt in the last round.
“We know it will be a very complicated duel, as Bayer Leverkusen have been playing the best football in the Bundesliga at the moment and Bayern will try to impose themselves. We are still growing, but we are aware of the responsibility of the game,” said goalkeeper Neuer, from Bayern.
Bayer Leverkusen is very packed. The team is coming off a 4-0 rout over Arminia and knows it can impose itself once and for all in the season if it wins against the big bogeyman of the competition.
Looking to take advantage of the clash of leaders, Borussia Dortmund, who appear just behind with 15 points, enter the field early on Saturday. Playing at the Signal Iduna Park Stadium, in Dortmund, Borussia will face the Mainz 05, which adds ten points and wanders in the middle part of the leaderboard.
Also with 15 points, Freiburg host Leipzig, who have ten points and want to touch the first squad. Below are all the matches scheduled for this weekend for the competition, respecting Brasília time:
15h30 Hoffenheim x Colonia
10:30 am Borussia Dortmund x Mainz 05
10:30 am Eintracht Frankfurt x Hertha Berlin
10h30 Union Berlin x Wolfsburg
10:30 am Freiburg x Leipzig
10:30 am Fürth x Bochum
13h30 Borussia Monchengladbach x Stuttgart
10:30 am Bayer Leverkusen x Bayern de Munique
12.30 p.m. Augsburg x Arminia Bielefeld