Title contenders Schalke 04 and Borussia Dortmund will play each other on Saturday, meaning a win over the Billy Goats will open up a wider gap over at least one direct competitor for the Bavarians. Date: Saturday, September 27Time: 2. 30 p. m. BST/9:30 a. ETVenue: RheinEnergieStadion, CologneTV info and live stream: The match will be broadcast by GolTV (for US viewers), with mobile coverage available via KlowdTV (subscription required). PreviewMatthias Schrader/Associated PressBayern very much looked like the 2013-14 champions in their 4-0 win over Paderborn on Tuesday, and in Cologne, they'll face another newly promoted side this weekend. As reported by Soccerway, Pep Guardiola said after the match that he was mainly satisfied with the manner in which his team played:Overall I'm pleased because our build-up play has improved.
Given Bayern's wealth of attacking options, expect the hosts to put 10 men behind the ball from start to finish on Saturday. Robert Lewandowski scored his first goal at home for his new club against Paderborn, and the Polish international appears to be both in excellent form and supremely confident:Mario Gotze has been steadily improving during the first five weeks of the season, and the German international's match against Paderborn was so impressive it would be difficult for Guardiola to justify benching him for Franck Ribery, even if the latter was healthy.
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Cologne vs. Bayern Munich: Date, Time, Live Stream, TV Info and PreviewMatthias Schrader/Associated PressBayern Munich appear to have rediscovered their deadly offensive form, and they'll face a stern test on Saturday when they visit FC Cologne. The hosts have conceded just a single goal in league play all year and have enjoyed a fine start to their first season back in the Bundesliga. A match against league leaders and current champions Bayern is never easy, but for Peter Stoger, it presents the perfect opportunity to find out how good his defence really is.
We're top now, but that's not what matters at the moment. What matters is the way we play. Saturday's opponent should be similar. Paderborn had only conceded two goals going into their fixture with the Bavarians—Cologne conceded their first on Wednesday in a 1-0 loss to Hannover. Matthias Schrader/Associated PressUnlike Paderborn, however, the hosts have struggled tremendously on the other end of the pitch. Two goals in five Bundesliga matches won't cut it, no matter how strong your defence is. Last year's top scorer Patrick Helmes remains sidelined with an injury, and in his absence, the Billy Goats have given up on attacking in force altogether.
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