Games to watch on Matchday 10

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On Matchday 10 all of German football will be watching the top match between FC Bayern and RB Leipzig on Saturday evening. Will Hansi Flick's team extend their lead in the table or will the men from Saxony seize first place? Meanwhile, the pair's direct rivals will be happy if the top teams take points off each other. fcbayern.com look at the other games on the matchday, especially the record champions's close pursuers and upcoming opponents.

Hertha BSC – 1. FC Union Berlin

Kickoff: Friday, 04.12.2020, 20:30

Significance: It's derby day in the capital! One week before the home game against FC Bayern (12 December 2020, 6:30 pm), Union will look for the bragging rights in Berlin against city rivals Hertha. "It's a derby, it's about emotions and healthy rivalry, but also important points," said Union coach Urs Fischer - as his team are way ahead of the competition from the west of the metropolis. With 16 points after nine games, the Köpenicker are one of the surprise packages of the season, while Hertha have not started well, with only half as many points.

Key fact: Just like last season, the two capital clubs will meet on Matchdays 10 and 27. In 2019/20 both teams won their home game without conceding. Hertha even celebrated their highest home win last season with a 4-0 victory against Union.

After the 3-3 draw against Eintracht Frankfurt, Union are undefeated in eight straight Bundesliga games (four wins, four draws), a club record!

Eintracht Frankfurt – Borussia Dortmund

Kickoff: Saturday, 05.12.2020, 15:30

Significance: After the surprising 2-1 home defeat against Köln, chasers Dortmund have lost touch with the leading group. In addition, the Black and Yellows are without their best striker Erling Haaland for the rest of the year, after he sustained a muscle injury. "He won't play until the beginning of January," confirmed BVB coach Lucien Favre in a TV interview. Dortmund have had good experiences against the men from Hesse recently, and are unbeaten in the last eight competitive matches (five wins, three draws). However, Dortmund have not won a Bundesliga game in Frankfurt since 1 September 2013 (2-1).

Key fact: BVB have scored 18 of their 21 goals this season in the second half. Even bottom of the table Schalke have scored as often (three times) as Dortmund in the first 45 minutes of the game.

FC Schalke 04 – Bayer 04 Leverkusen

Leverkusen made it into the knockout round of the Europa League during the week with a 3-2 win in Nice.

Kickoff: Sunday, 06.12.2020, 18:00

Significance: Third in the table Bayer Leverkusen are on a run at the moment. During the week, the Werkself made it into the knockout round of the Europa League, and in the Bundesliga they are unbeaten after nine matchdays for the third time in club history. Peter Bosz's team recently celebrated three straight wins away from home. They are certainly favourites going into the game against troubled Schalke, bottom of the table and winless in 25 Bundesliga games.

Key fact: Trend reversal? Schalke are still without a win after nine Bundesliga matchdays. This has happened once before, 53 years ago. Back then, the first win came in the tenth game of the season.

Matchday 10 at a glance

Friday, 04.12.2020 | 20:30
Hertha BSC – 1. FC Union Berlin

Saturday 05.12.2020 | 15:30
Sport-Club Freiburg – Borussia Mönchengladbach
Eintracht Frankfurt – Borussia Dortmund
1. FC Köln – VfL Wolfsburg
DSC Arminia Bielefeld – 1. FSV Mainz 05

Saturday, 05.12.2020 | 18:30
FC Bayern München – RB Leipzig

Sunday, 06.12.2020 | 15:30
SV Werder Bremen – VfB Stuttgart

Sunday, 06.12.2020 | 18:00
FC Schalke 04 – Bayer 04 Leverkusen

Monday, 07.12.2020 | 20:30
TSG Hoffenheim – FC Augsburg

International: Lokomotiv Moskau – Rubin Kasan

After the 3-1 loss against FC Salzburg last Tuesday, Lokomotiv Moskau have no chance of reaching the last sixteen of the Champions League.

Kickoff: Saturday, 05.12.2020, 12:00

Significance: Next Wednesday, Lokomotiv Moskau can only fight for third place in the final Champions League group game at Bayern - and in the Russian Premier League, after just four points from the last five games, the Muscovites have lost touch with the international places. The seventh placed team in Russia can expect a big game on Saturday in the duel with Rubin Kazan (9th place).

Key fact: Hoping for home strength: Locomotive Moscow have won four of their last five home games in the league. The only exception was a 2-1 defeat against bottom side Rotor Volgograd at the end of October.

The Bayern View was a feature in the former digital magazine Pack ma's. For more information on Bayern's Matchday 10 game, read the facts and figures:

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