Hoffenheim v Bayern Munich Live
German giants FC Bayern Munich will play their first live Bundesliga game under new manager Louis van Gaal this weekend when they take on last season's winter champions Hoffenheim at the Rhein Neckar Arena. Watch TSG Hoffenheim v Bayern Munich live and other Bundesliga games by signing up to view German football streams with the Live Sport Network.
Hoffenheim lead the Bundesliga at the winter break, but endured a poor second half that saw them finish seventh. One of the main reasons for their slump was an injury to star striker Vedad Ibisevic, who ruptured his cruciate ligaments in January. The Bosnia and Herzegovina international played 77 minutes of Hoffenheim's DFB Pokal game against FC Oberneuland, and should start against Bayern.
There have been three major arrivals at Hoffenheim this summer. Croatian defender Josip Simunic has joined from Hertha Berlin. Brazilian Maicosuel has been signed from Botafago, while Argentine wonderkid Franco Zuculini has arrived from Racing Club de Avellaneda. Tobias Weis will miss the game as he has a knee injury, while Prince Tagoe has the flu.
Bayern finished second in the Bundesliga last season, and the Bavarian giants have made numerous changes to their squad this summer. Louis Van Gaal has been hired as their new trainer, and he has started on a positive note, guiding Bayern to wins over AC Milan and Manchester United in the Audi Cup.
Bayern beat SpVgg Neckarelz 3-1 in the German Cup last week. Summer signing Mario Gomez bagged a brace in that game. Defender Martin Demichelis has been ruled out for six weeks with ruptured ligaments. Either Bruno or Holger Badstuber will replace him. Miroslav Klose and Jose Sosa are also doubts for the trip to Hoffenheim.
Will Bayern taste success in their first match of the new domestic season? Watch 1899 Hoffenheim v Bayern Munich live to find out.
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