World News – UA – Battle of superstar attackers decides Der Klassiker

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The best German clubs are both 15 points behind top Bayern due to their much higher goal difference

The European champion has won the club’s last three meetings, but Dortmund have won two of their last three home games against Bayern

Lewandowski, 32, has scored 10 goals in five league appearances for Bayern, while Dortmund’s Haaland, 20, has scored five times

The duo heated up by each scoring two goals for their respective clubs midweek in the away Champions League away wins

Lewandowski, 32, converted a penalty and added a stunning header in a 6-2 beating from Salzburg

Not to be outdone, 20-year-old Haaland also scored twice in Dortmund’s 3-0 win at Bruges to become the first player to score 14 goals in his first 11 Champions League games

Defender ‘injured and disappointed’ after Bayern withdrew offer for a contract extension, which would have earned Alaba up to € 20m ($ 23.6m) per season

His contract expires next June and head coach Hansi Flick has said he just wants « calm in the team before the game against Dortmund »

The big question is whether Dortmund can contain a Bayern side that have scored 44 goals in just 12 games this season

Returning to four-backs after giving up a three-way defense, Dortmund have not conceded a goal in their last four games

However, Bayern will be a much bigger test of Dortmund’s defensive prowess than Schalke, Zenit St Petersburg, Bielefeld or Brugge

« We feel very comfortable in the new system, » said Dortmund center-back Manuel Akanji. « We know we can win against Bayern at home We have proven that many times »

Witsel could start against Bayern at center-back if Mats Hummels fails to recover from thigh strain

Before the Bundesliga heavyweights fight in Dortmund, third-placed RB Leipzig host Freiburg, who are winless in their last five games

Leipzig want to build on their midweek Champions League win over Paris Saint Germain when German club French winger Christopher Nkunku scored against former club PSG in a 2-1 win

Plea managed a midweek hat-trick as Borussia Moenchengladbach returned to their European glory days of the 70s with a 6-0 win at Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League

The 27-year-old also got creative in Europe with four assists – setting both goals for Marcus Thuram, who just received his first call-back from France, in Gladbach’s 2-2 draw against Real Madrid

Expect Plea and Thuram to lead the visitor’s attack at Bayer Leverkusen with just one point separating the clubs

37 – Average minutes Lewandowski needs to score a Bundesliga goal this season, while Haaland scores in the league every 77 minutes

5 – goals Haaland has scored in as many Bundesliga games in 2020/21 Lewandowski has set a record ten in his first five games

18 – goals Haaland scored in his first 20 Bundesliga games Lewandowski scored five times in his first 20 league games in 2010/11

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