Bayern Munich v Borussia Dortmund: Erling Braut Haaland and Robert Lewandowski meet in Del Klassiker

Lewandowski (left) and Haaland (right) are the joint top-scorers in league and cup competitions combined across Europe this season
Bundesliga: Bayern Munich v Borussia Dortmund
Date: 26 May Kick off: 17:30 BST Venue: Allianz Arena, Munich
Coverage: Live text commentary on BBC Sport website and app

Bayern Munich v Borussia Dortmund. Robert Lewandowski v Erling Braut Haaland.

German football’s biggest names meet on Tuesday evening and to make things even better there’s a title on the line.

A win for second-place Dortmund would move them within a point of leaders Bayern with six games left, while victory for the seven-time reigning champions would put them seven points clear at the top.

This ‘Der Klassiker’ also sees Haaland – football’s most exciting young star – go up against Robert Lewandowski – one of the game’s most accomplished strikers – for the first time.

Both men have scored 41 goals in 35 games all domestic competitions this season, putting them level at the top of the European goal-scoring chart.

Head-to-head: Robert Lewandowski v Erling Braut Haaland
*Haaland scored 20 goals in 16 domestic games for Austrian side Red Bull Salzburg this season before joining Borussia Dortmund in January
Lewandowski Haaland
Bayern Munich Club Borussia Dortmund
27 (25) Bundesliga goals (games) 10 (10)
11 (6) Champions League goals (games) 10 (8)
3 (3) German Cup goals 1 (1)
41 (35) Total goals (games) 21 (19)

Throw in a possible return to the Dortmund starting line-up for England winger Jadon Sancho, and the chance to see Alphonso Davies, Thomas Muller, Serge Gnabry and in-form Julian Brandt on the same pitch, it could be quite the match.

That said, Bayern coach Hansi Flick has stopped short of calling the game a title decider.

“Regardless of the result, nothing will be decided,” said Flick whose side, like Dortmund, have won both of their games since the Bundesliga resumed behind closed doors on 16 May, following a two-month break because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Dortmund hope Germany centre-back Mats Hummels is fit enough to play after he went off injured at half-time during Saturday’s 2-0 win at Wolfsburg.

You can follow it all with live-text commentary on the BBC Sport website with kick-of at 17:30 BST.

Borussia Dortmund, RB Leipzig and Bayern Leverkusen all record wins in the Bundesliga.

Elsewhere, Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge says his club have not taken up the option of turning Philippe Coutinho’s loan deal from Barcelona into a permanent deal.

The 27-year-old Brazilian midfielder is on a season-long loan, which included an option for Bayern to buy him for 120m euros (£109.84m).

Coutinho joined Barcelona from Liverpool in a £142m deal in January 2018 and he has been linked with a summer move back to the Premier League.

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