Bundesliga live: Bayern Munich travel to Frankfurt, Dortmund host Wolfsburg

And breathe ... League leaders Borussia Mönchengladbach lead away at Bayer Leverkusen thanks largely to the outstanding Marcus Thuram who set up the Foals' first and scored the second either side of Kevin Volland's equalizer.

But the story of the day so far is unfolding in Frankfurt, where the Eagles raced into a 2-0 lead over Bayern Munich, who were reduced to ten men after Jerome Boateng was shown a straight red for a foul as last man.

Interestingly, sporting director Hasan Salihamdzic has confirmed pre-match that David Alaba will be starting at center-back alongside Jerome Boateng, while Benjamin Pavard has the job of containing Filip Kostic at right-back.

The league leaders make the short trip across the Rhineland to Leverkusen on the back of a convincing 4-2 win over Eintracht Frankfurt last time out - although the Foals did lose 1-2 to Dortmund in the cup in the week.

There was considerable consternation at a frankly poor performance away at second-division Bochum in the week, and coach Niko Kovac has demanded that his superstars to the simple things right: "Play cleanly and simply.

Bayern Munich have won three games on the bounce but their victories over Union Berlin, Olympiacos and Bochum were anything but convincing, and coach Niko Kovac is under increasing pressure to deliver as he takes his team to Frankfurt.

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