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Bayern vs. Borussia Mönchengladbach: Probable line-ups

Last weekend against Augsburg, Bayern hit back from a goal down to seal a comprehensive 4-1 win and wrap up their sixth successive Bundesliga title.

It was the start of a busy spell for Heynckes’ treble hopefuls, who host Sevilla in their UEFA Champions League quarter-final second leg and take on Bayer Leverkusen in the last four of the DFB Cup either side of Saturday’s meeting with Gladbach.

Arturo Vidal remains a major doubt, while the likes of James Rodriguez and Robert Lewandowski are likely to be rested once again. Manuel Neuer – on track for a return later this month – and Kingsley Coman are confirmed absentees.

Gladbach retain an outside hope of qualifying for Europe after returning to winning ways against Hertha Berlin last time out – the Foals’ first three-point haul since beating Hannover 1-0 on Matchday 24. Thorgan Hazard was the hero at the Borussia-Park, Borussia’s leading scorer stepping off the bench to score a brace and end a personal run of nine matches without a goal.

The Belgium international will almost certainly start in Munich, especially with captain Lars Stindl serving a mandatory one-match ban. Winger Patrick Herrmann has been ruled out with an ankle injury, while English defender Reece Oxford remains on the sidelines.

Probable line-ups

Bayern: Ulreich – Rafinha, Süle, Boateng, Alaba – Tolisso, Martinez, Rudy – Müller (c), Wagner, Ribery
Absentees: Neuer (foot), Vidal (knee), Coman (ankle)
Coach: Jupp Heynckes

Gladbach: Sommer – Elvedi, Ginter, Vestergaard, Wendt (c) – Kramer, Zakaria – Hazard, Cuisance, Grifo – Raffael
Absentees: Doucoure (thigh), Stindl (suspended), Villalba (thigh), Herrmann (ankle)
Coach: Dieter Hecking

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