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Bundesliga Matchday 6
Sportpark Ronhof | Thomas Sommer, Fürth
  • 88' Cedric Itten
SpVgg Greuther Fürth
1 : 3
(0:2)
FC Bayern Munich
  • 10' Thomas Müller
  • 31' Joshua Kimmich
  • 68' Sebastian Griesbeck (OG)
  • 88' Cedric Itten
  • 10' Thomas Müller
  • 31' Joshua Kimmich
  • 68' Sebastian Griesbeck (OG)
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Bayern travelling to Fürth with clear purpose: 'Stay top'

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Three more big efforts are required before the next international break. Friday’s away match at SpVgg Greuther Fürth (live ticker and Webradio from 2:30 PM EST on fcbayern.com) kicks off a busy week for FC Bayern, with three games in the space of 10 days before the next pause in October. fcbayern.com provides the lowdown on the Matchday 6 clash.

Check out the images from Bayern’s final training session on Thursday ahead of the trip to Fürth:

The situation for FC Bayern

Bayern will make the short, 111-mile trip to Fürth with plenty of confidence. Julian Nagelsmann’s men are in great form right now, particularly when it comes to scoring goals, and returned to the top of the table last weekend. “And we want to stay there,” said the boss in Thursday’s press conference. The 34-year-old is delighted with his team, but also noted that there are still things to improve despite the good results. “We still have a lot of potential and I believe we’ll get even better!”

Robert Lewandowski was recognised as the best goalscorer in Europe last season with the Golden Shoe during the week:

The opponents: SpVgg Greuther Fürth

Greuther Fürth are yet to really get going this season. The promoted side are still waiting for their first win having collected just one point so far. In the DFB Cup, the Cloverleaves were knocked out on penalties in the first round by regional league side Babelsberg. “We’re certainly not going to underestimate anyone,” stressed Nagelsmann ahead of the encounter with the bottom-placed team. “I think Fürth will play a lot of long balls. We need to be ready for a fight and for opponents who will sit deep,” he added.

You can watch Julian Nagelsmann’s pre-match press conference again here:

The team news for Fürth vs. Bayern

There was good news on the personnel front from Thursday’s final training session. “Serge Gnabry and Jamal Musiala trained again and are in contention. Lucas Hernández was also back in training,” revealed Nagelsmann. Kingsley Coman, who underwent minor heart surgery last Thursday, is running again. “He’s obviously not an option yet, but we’re glad he’s out there again,” said the FCB coach. Sven Ulreich suffered an injury in training during the week and faces a spell on the sidelines, along with Corentin Tolisso. Christian Früchtl will move up to the squad as the back-up goalkeeper.

Aside from long-term absentees Gideon Jung and Jessic Ngankam, Fürth are at full strength.

What the coaches say

Julian Nagelsmann: “The heading above our tactics board says ‘our objective is crucial’. We need three points, that’s the only way we’ll get closer to our objective of a tenth successive league title. We’ll get as many points against Fürth as we would in a match against Dortmund. We have nothing to give away.”

Stefan Leitl (SpVgg Greuther Fürth coach): “It’s definitely the biggest challenge in German football. Bayern will take control from the first second. We can cast off the shackles and play with enjoyment and courage. It’s important that we perform to our limit.”

Here are the facts and figures on the match at Fürth: