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Bayern Munich vs Hoffenheim: Lineups announced! Kimmich and Roca start, Sane benched!

Marc Roca
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Bayern Munich host Hoffenheim hoping to get revenge for their shocking 4-1 defeat at the start of the season.

Hansi Flick has a midfield headache to deal with, as Leon Goretzka and Javi Martinez are ruled out after testing positive for coronavirus, and Corentin Tolisso and backup ‘keeper Alexander Nubel are injured. As a result, Joshua Kimmich and Marc Roca start in the center.

Robert Lewandowski starts up front, with Thomas Muller, Kingsley Coman, and Serge Gnabry supporting him. Bayern’s attackers come into the game with a week of rest, which should be plenty to avenge the 4-1 defeat.

Manuel Neuer captains the side, wearing a rainbow armband that represents the LGBT pride flag. The Allianz Arena is lit up in rainbow colours, and the interior decor has also been changed accordingly.

With RB Leipzig set to host Bayer Leverkusen later in the day, Bayern have the perfect opportunity to extend their lead to 10 points at the top of the table.