Today is an excellent match in Dortmund! Football Germany is expecting an exciting Der Klassiker. Both grandees are in top form, and both want to win the championship. But Bayern know it will be difficult to stop Haaland.
In the 28th round of the Bundesliga, the leader Munich Bayern are visiting the second-place, Dortmund Borussia. The game, Der Klassiker in Germany, is now a particularly interesting and intriguing duel, as both teams have won 6 games in a row and are fighting for the championship. Ahead of the 28th round, Bayern are 4 points ahead of Dortmund. So, it can be said that this is actually a championship match.
In the first round, Bayern defeated Dortmund 4: 0. But then the Dortmund still did not have Erling Haaland.
The 19-year-old Norwegian striker is the main reason for the optimism of BVB fans. He has ten goals in 10 games and will try to score against Manuel Neuer.
Hans Flick: ‘He [Haaland] is the attacker that we must be careful of. ‘
At the pre-match press conference, Bayern head coach Hans Flick spoke about the fact that Dortmund has become very strong after the first round match. It is noteworthy that the first round match for Flick was his debut as head coach.
‘He is dynamic, physically strong, and yet very mobile. He is the attacker that we must be careful of. ‘
“This Dortmund is much stronger now than when we defeated 4: 0 in the first round. Two excellent players strengthen them – Haaland in attack and Emre Can in midfield. Haaland is very dangerous. So, yes, our main goal will be to neutralize him. It is dynamic, physically strong, and yet very mobile. He is a striker we have to be careful of,” Flick said.
Our German colleagues write that Flick’s plan to stop Haaland is as follows: Bayern’s supporting midfielders and defenders should limit the number of passes to his address as much as possible. According to the Munich Grandee’s mission, they will not allow Borussia’s attacking midfielders, Julian Brandt, Thorgan Hazard, and Jadon Sancho, the passes to Haaland!
According to the “Bild,” Flick trained his midfielders and defenders in a closed training session and often shouted at them: “You are now like Brandt, and I am Sancho.”
Jerome Boateng, 31, and David Alaba, 27, will fight against Haaland at Bayern’s defense center.