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Union take the trip to champions Bayern Munich

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Thu, 24. October 2019
Union take the trip to champions Bayern Munich

1. FC Union Berlin head to Bayern Munich to face the German champions for the last seven years on Saturday November 26 at 15:30.

Review: Union see off Freiburg, Bayern off the back of Euro win

After a run of four successive defeats, Union Berlin clinched a much-needed three points with a 2-0 win over SC Freiburg at the Stadion An der Alten Försterei. Urs Fischer's team dominated the match and were boosted by the first-minute strike from Marius Bülter to get the game off and running. Marcus Ingvartsen hit the post after nine minutes and was denied by Niclas Thiede's world class save near half-time, but he would get his slice of luck later. The Danish attacker capped off a fine performance, cutting inside and sending the ball over the substitute goalkeeper to clinch the points.

Robert Lewandowski has scored in his last 12 successive matches for Bayern. Niko Kovac's men haven't been in scintilating form in the Bundesliga, but are one point from the summit, which is current occupied by Borussia Mönchengladbach. The Bavarians stumbled last Saturday at Augsburg, only managing a 2-2 draw. On Tuesday, Lewandowski hit a brace as Bayern ran out 3-2 winners at Olympiakos in the UEFA Champions League group stages.

Record: First competitive clash

Union Berlin and Bayern will take on each other for the first time in league football. The last win for the Köpenick club away from home was in March at Holstein Kiel, a 2-0 success which has been followed by four draws and four defeats. The first Bundesliga point was secured on the road at Augsburg.

Personnel: Fully fit squad apart from three

Fischer confirmed in the pre-match press conference that Akaki Gogia, Grischa Prömel and Suleiman Abdullahi would not be available. Union will stay in the south of Germany ahead of Tuesday's German Cup clash in Freiburg, with more than 1,350 Union supporters expected to make the trip.

Service: Away section sold out

Saturday's match at the Allianz Arena is sold out to visiting supporters.