?Bayern Munich play Nurnberg in the Bundesliga this Sunday as they edge towards a seventh successive title.
Niko Kovac’s recruits marched to their fifth victory in a row on Wednesday night, overcoming Werder Bremen in a 3-2 DFB Pokal semi final triumph. That result followed up a 1-0 league win over the same opponents that keeps Bayern a single point ahead of Borussia Dortmund at the top of the table going into the weekend.
Nurnberg are winless in their last three fixtures, going down 2-0 away to Bayer Leverkusen last week as their impending relegation creeps closer.
Here’s the side Kovac could field for the match at
Goalkeeper & Defenders
Mats Hummels (CB) – A
Niklas Sule (CB) – The 23-year-old proved decisive in Die Roten’s last ?Bundesliga fixture, watching his effort deflect in against Werder as the match entered its closing stages. That score may be pivotal in deciding the destination of the title.
David Alaba (LB) – Like his counterpart on the right flank, Alaba is a highly skilful defender who is more than capable of operating in a midfield role. He is one of a handful of players who have been around since the club won the first of their six consecutive titles to date.
Robert Lewandowski (ST) – The Pole hit a quick-fire double during the 3-0 victory over Nurnberg earlier in the campaign. That reflects his strong goalscoring form across the season, Lewandowski now having racked up 37 after his latest brace in midweek.
Kingsley Coman (LW) – Franck Ribery notched in the reverse fixture back in December, but at 36 his body is failing him. Coman is the heir to his throne, taking over from his fellow Frenchman as the team’s lightning-fast attacking outlet down the left wing.