Football: Injury-hit Bayern head to resurgent Dortmund

Injury-hit Bayern Munich head to resurgent Borussia Dortmund on Saturday shorn of their top stars and with the hosts out to prove there is still life in Germany’s ‘Der Klassiker’.

The Bundesliga has been won twice each by Dortmund and Bayern over the last four years and the media here has dubbed their meetings ‘Der Klassiker’ — Germany’s answer to Spain’s ‘El Clasico’ between Barcelona and Real Madrid.

But a glance at the Bundesliga table highlights Dortmund’s dramatic fall from grace this season with Jurgen Klopp’s side currently tenth having started February bottom of the table after a disastrous run of results.

In contrast, Bayern are ten points clear in the league table and heading towards a third straight league title.

But Pep Guardiola’s Bavarians will be missing injured key stars Arjen Robben, David Alaba and Franck Ribery at the Signal Iduna Park.

Defender Holger Badstuber is struggling with a hip injury, but veteran striker

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