Salihamidzic has no fears over Bayern ahead of Dortmund clash

Salihamidzic has no fears over Bayern ahead of Dortmund clash

Robert Lewandowski and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will look to keep their scoring runs intact when Bayern Munich host Borussia Dortmund in Der Klassiker on Saturday. "We expect the best possible Bayern side and trust we can match them for 90 minutes", Tuchel said.

Neuer trained for half-an-hour on Friday morning and, on his keeper, Ancelotti told a press conference: "Everything's going to plan".

The German media have borrowed and translated Spain's "El Clasico" tag for Barcelona-Real Madrid matches and applied it to the Bundesliga's clash of the titans.

Aaron Hunt stole the show for Hamburg - who are unbeaten in their last nine home league games - with both goals as Hoffenheim suffered only their third defeat this season.

Bundesliga champions and leaders Bayern welcome Dortmund to Allianz Arena for Saturday's blockbuster showdown. "There'll be no rotation". Whichever one is rested will start against Real.

Winger Costa returned to team training on Wednesday, a day after their 1-0 loss to Hoffenheim - only Bayern's second league defeat of the season - but completed only parts of it as he works towards his comeback from a mid-March knee injury.

Promising "no rotation", Ancelotti said: "We need the best team - players that didn't play against Hoffenheim will play against Dortmund".

One area of concern for the Bavarians is their level of motivation, which was lacking in the loss to Hoffenheim.

Dortmund, who won 3-0 at home to Hamburg last time out, also have a Champions League assignment just around the corner, with Monaco the visitors to the Westfalenstadion on Tuesday.

However, Reus, who has endured much misfortune with injuries in recent seasons, will miss Saturday's game away to Bayern Munich.

Dortmund, on the other hand, was without Marco Reus, Andre Schuerrle, Julian Weigl, Shinji Kagawa, and Erik Durm, while Lukasz Piszczek stayed on the bench, forcing coach Thomas Tuchel to start 18-year-old defender Felix Passlack.

"Our current personnel situation is very hard". His latest issue is a muscle problem.

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