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The important games to follow on Matchday 7

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The highlight of Matchday 7 in the Bundesliga is without doubt Saturday's Klassiker between second-placed Borussia Dortmund and leaders Bayern. With at least one of the top two set to drop points, there's a chance for others to make up ground in the title race. fcbayern.com looks at some of the other big games going on over the weekend.

Werder Bremen – 1. FC Köln

Kick-off: Friday, 6 November 2020, 8.30pm CET

Significance:Bayern's first opponent after the international break, Werder Bremen, have drawn their last three games 1-1. It means they are unbeaten in five matches and likely go into the opening fixture of the weekend as favourites against 1. FC Köln, who are without a win in 18 league outings.

Key stat:Köln have lost more Bundesliga games away at Bremen (29) than they have at any other club.

Quote of the game:"It's a 50-50 game. Köln may not have got the results lately, but their team works. It means we have to give everything." (Florian Kohfeldt, Werder Bremen head coach)

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Kohfeldt and his Bremen side drew away at Eintracht Frankfurt on Matchday 6, making it three consecutive 1-1 draws in the league.

RB Leipzig – Sport-Club Freiburg

Kick-off:Saturday, 7 November 2020, 3.30pm CET

Significance:After being knocked off top spot following their 1-0 loss at Borussia Mönchengladbach last weekend, Leipzig need to win to have a chance of reclaiming the lead, also depending on the later result in Dortmund. Opponents Freiburg are without a win in five and low on confidence, but did cause Leipzig issues last season by beating them 2-1 in the Black Forest and drawing 1-1 at the Red Bull Arena.

Key stat:Julian Nagelsmann's side have won all five of their competitive home games this season, including 2-1 against Champions League finalists Paris Saint-Germain during the week after going a goal down.

Quote of the game:"It goes without saying a win over Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League gives you wings. In particular, the team proved they can overcome a tough start and turn a game around. That's good for confidence and workload tolerance." (Julian Nagelsmann, RB Leipzig head coach)

Bayer 04 Leverkusen – Borussia Mönchengladbach

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Borussia Mönchengladbach demolished Shakhtar Donetsk 6-0 in Ukraine in the Champions League during the week.

Kick-off:Sunday, 8 November 2020, 6pm CET

Significance:The final game of Matchday 7 sees fourth-placed Bayer Leverkusen host fifth-placed Gladbach at the BayArena. While Peter Bosz's side are the only unbeaten team remaining in the Bundesliga alongside Wolfsburg, Borussia recorded the second-biggest away win in their history during the week as they thrashed Shakhtar Donetsk 6-0 in the Champions League.

Key stat:Both teams have won 11 points from their last five league games (W3, D2) with an almost identical goal difference (Leverkusen: 10-5; Gladbach: 9-5).

Quote of the game:"The game in Leverkusen will be another great challenge for us but we willingly accept it. I think it'll be a game between two good teams at a high level." (Marco Rose, Borussia Mönchengladbach head coach)

Matchday 7 overview

Friday, 06.11.2020 | 8.30pm CET
SV Werder Bremen – 1. FC Köln

Saturday, 07.11.2020 | 3.30pm CET
RB Leipzig – Sport-Club Freiburg

  1. FC Union Berlin – DSC Arminia Bielefeld
  2. FSV Mainz 05 – FC Schalke 04
    FC Augsburg – Hertha BSC
    VfB Stuttgart – Eintracht Frankfurt

Saturday, 07.11.2020 | 6.30pm CET
Borussia Dortmund – FC Bayern München

Sunday, 08.11.2020 | 3.30pm CET
VfL Wolfsburg – TSG Hoffenheim

Sunday, 08.11.2020 | 6pm CET
Bayer 04 Leverkusen – Borussia Mönchengladbach

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