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Müller and Lewandowski suspended

By Henrik Petersen

Robert Lewandowski and Thomas Müller received their fifth yellow card in the 4-2 victory against Leverkusen and will be missing the top clash against Borussia Mönchengladbach on Saturday.

Robert Lewandowski.
Robert Lewandowski.Photo: Sven Mandel / CC-BY-SA-4.0

It is a rare event that Bayern play without any of these two profiles. It has only happened three times since Lewandowski joined FC Bayern in 2014.

Bayern have won 15 of their last 16 league games under Hansi Flick.

During these games, Lewandowski has scored goals, as he always does, and is currently the top scorer in the league. But Müller is ranked as the player with the most assists thanks to being "re-discovered" by Flick after being benched during most of the Niko Kovač era. This is the first yellow card suspension of his career.

While both players will be missing in the top clash against Borussia Mönchengladbach on Saturday, they will be available for the cup match against Eintracht Frankfurt (DFB-Cup) on Wednesday, and that may be a positive angle, since both can go all in for 90 minutes without concerns about the Gladbach match.

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