“From a sporting perspective we have stirred up the wasps nest, so of course there is a bit of buzzing,” quipped the Leipzig boss.Bayern are set to host Leipzig on December 21 in what is shaping up to be a pre-Christmas showdown.One big factor in Leipzig’s favour this season is that, having exited the German Cup in the first round, they are only involved in the Bundesliga.In contrast, Bayern are busy with the Champions League, Bundesliga and German Cup.Freiburg, who were promoted alongside RB Leipzig last season, are no pushovers at their Schwarzwald Stadium, winning four of their five home games this season.“Both teams run a lot and have good systems in place,” said Hasenhuettl. Freiburg were second-division champions last year ahead of us, that is why I expect a very difficult task. It won’t play a role that we go into this game as table leaders. Freiburg wouldn’t do anything different if we were second.”Leipzig will be without ex-Germany defender Marvin Compper, who has an ankle injury, with Greece’s Kyriakos Papadopoulos or wingback Stefan Ilsanker to deputise.Austria forward Marcel Sabitzer (head injury) and Guinea midfielder Naby Keita (foot problems) are also out.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Bayern host Bayer Leverkusen today at Munich’s Allianz Arena looking to bounce back from straight defeats.Chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge says Carlo Ancelotti’s Bayern are “hunting” Leipzig – music to the ears of RB coach Ralph Hasenhuettl.
Bundesliga Bayern and FC Dallas announce partnership Harry Sherlock 19:22 2/13/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images Bundesliga MLS Bayern München Dallas The two clubs will collaborate as they attempt to share coaching expertise in youth development Bayern Munich and FC Dallas have announced a partnership centred on youth development.The two clubs will “exchange talent”, allowing players to experience both the coaching in place at Bayern and at the MLS club.“The United States is home to our very first international office, highlighting our commitment to engaging and growing FC Bayern’s fan base in the Americas,” said Bayern’s Executive Board Member for Internationalization and Strategy, Jörg Wacker. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player “Our intention from the beginning has been to help support the growth of soccer in the U.S., supporting the existing development of players. For us FC Dallas is the ideal partner.”The two clubs will also create fixtures that will allow the young players to play against each other, in both Germany and America.”We are thrilled to join FC Bayern Munich in this groundbreaking collaboration,” said FC Dallas chairman and CEO Clark Hunt.”One of our primary goals is to develop an academy and a club that can compete at the highest level on a global scale. This unprecedented partnership with one of the most successful clubs in the world marks a significant step toward that goal, and we look forward to working closely with the outstanding leadership at FC Bayern.”Twenty academy players signed for Dallas’ first-team – an MLS high – and at least 28 players from the club’s youth set-up have been capped by the United States, Canada or Mexico at youth level.Three homegrown players of the club have already been sent to Germany, including 17-year-old Paxton Pomykal, who became the club’s youngest ever starter in March.