Bayern tackle old boy’s Nuremberg

BERLIN – Fresh from their midweek European exploits, newly-crowned Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich face a resurgent Nuremberg team coached by a former player on Saturday.
Nuremberg coach Michael Wiesinger takes his team to his former club.
Nuremberg coach Michael Wiesinger takes his team to his former club.

Saturday
SpVgg Fu     vs     Dortmund    15:30   
Mainz     vs     Hamburg SV
Bayern     vs    Nurnberg
Wolfsburg     vs     Hoffenheim
F Düsseldorf     vs     Bremen
Schalke 04     vs     Leverkusen    18:30   

Sunday
Stuttgart     vs     Gladbach    15:30   
FC Augsburg     vs     Frankfurt    17:30

BERLIN – Fresh from their midweek European exploits, newly-crowned Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich face a resurgent Nuremberg team coached by a former player on Saturday.

Bayern’s 2-0 win at Juventus on Wednesday put them into the last four of the Champions League with a 4-0 quarterfinal win on aggregate and they will discover their semifinal opponents in Friday’s draw.

Having flirted with the relegation places earlier this season, Saturday’s opponents Nuremberg are unbeaten in their last nine games and are 10th in the league, but just four points from a Europa League spot for next season.

Japan midfielder Hiroshi Kiyotake has been in great form of late, setting up four goals in the last three games and is always dangerous from dead ball situations.

Bayern were confirmed German champions for the 23rd time last Saturday after their 1-0 win at Eintracht Frankfurt with six games left, the earliest title win in Bundesliga history.

But Nuremberg coach Michael Wiesinger is aiming to upset his old club at Munich’s Allianz Arena having spent two seasons with Bayern from 1999 to 2001, twice winning the Bundesliga title.

“Bayern are currently the team to beat, but we also know what we can do and we want to make life as uncomfortable for them as possible,” said Wiesinger, who was in the Munich squad which won the 2001 Champion League title.

 

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