The fifth of five Saturday matches in the Bundesliga could be a beauty, as leaders Bayern Munich look to restore a four-point advantage on the field with a win over visiting Eintracht Frankfurt at 12:30 p.m. ET.
Bayern’s table lead is down to one point after the early kickoffs, and it faces second-place Borussia Dortmund in Der Klassiker on Tuesday afternoon.
Bayern boss Hansi Flick isn’t resting his stars, either. Robert Lewandowski, Joshua Kimmich, and newly-resigned Manuel Neuer take up their traditional XI posts. USMNT veteran Timothy Chandler starts on the bench for Eintracht (scroll down for lineups).
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Week 27 action began Friday when Hertha Berlin clobbered Union Berlin 4-0 at the Olympiastadion Berlin in the second top-flight Berlin Derby in Bundesliga history.
It continued with four 9:30 a.m. ET matches Saturday, as Borussia Dortmund and Bayer Leverkusen made positive moves in the title race at the expense of top six hopefuls Wolfsburg and Borussia Monchengladbach, respectively.
[ BUNDESLIGA: Early match roundup — BVB, Bayer win ]
Matchweek 27 in the Bundesliga will again see games played in empty stadiums, which is the plan for the rest of the season and beyond. If you’re new to Germany’s top-flight, here’s a guide to help you pick a club to support.
The 2019-20 season restart saw eight matches Saturday and Sunday with a Revierderby blowout and a Gladbach warning shot to its fellow title chasers, while leaders Bayern Munich got back to winning ways in Berlin.
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