Borussia Dortmund coach Peter Stoeger hopes his side can delay old rivals Bayern Munich’s Bundesliga title celebrations when the German giants go head-to-head at the Allianz Arena on Saturday.
Bayern start the weekend with a massive 17-point lead in the table and victory in Munich would secure a sixth consecutive league title if second-placed Schalke slip up at home to Freiburg.
“Our plan is that they don’t celebrate the championship title against us,” said Stoeger.
Bayern coach Jupp Heynckes insists he is “indifferent” to when the inevitable triumph is confirmed, although the Bavarians haven’t sealed the title at home since 2005.
Winger Arjen Robben is set to return after missing the last two games with a trapped nerve.
He has scored 11 times in 21 matches against Dortmund, including a late winner in the 2013 Champions League final, and the Dutchman is relishing the prospect.
“I love the big games and in the past, games against Borussia Dortmund were always big,” he told magazine Kicker.
“It’s the chance to show a bit more of what you can do.”
Bayern centre-back Jerome Boateng could miss out after bruising his Achilles tendon in Germany’s 1-0 defeat by Brazil on Tuesday, while Stoeger said it…