There are only three games left in the season and both sides are looking to get back to winning ways, but what should you expect from the game?
Article by Mario Tama/Getty ImagesThe Bundesliga has been on the rise since Bayern Munich signed the German club for a reported €120m in the summer of 2013.
The Bavarians are currently the best team in the league and have already won four of their last five games.
They’re also unbeaten in their last seven matches against top-flight opposition and have won two of their three meetings with top-division opponents this season.
“We know that it’s going to be a very tough test,” said Carlo Ancelotti, Bayern’s coach.
“They have won three or four of the last four matches, and it’s only the last three.
The last game against Dortmund, for example, they had two chances to win it but they couldn’t convert.”
Despite their title success, Bayern will be without their best attacking player, Franck Ribery, who has been out for the last two months with a hamstring injury.
The club’s other two key players are Thomas Muller and Arjen Robben, who both have not featured this season due to injury.
The latter is currently on loan at Hoffenheim, while Muller is expected to miss this game due to a calf problem.
The two-legged clash between the two teams is set to be played on Sunday (23:00 GMT), with the winner going on to face Bayer Leverkusen on Monday night (21:00).
Bayern will look to get on the board early with their first-ever Champions League tie, with the game set to kick off at 19:00 local time.
This match will be Bayern’s first game against Bayer Leverkuchen in the Champions League since March, 2015.
For Bayern, the match is a chance to prove that they have the qualities necessary to challenge for a place in the final of the competition.
On the other hand, Leverkuseng is a club who have a lot to prove in the competition, as they’re currently the second best team from Germany in the Bundesliga.
They haven’t won a single game since they made it to the group stages of the Champions Leagues last season.
The only other team to win a Champions League title in their first season was Manchester City in 2010.
“We have to try to win the game,” said coach Carlo Anselotti.
“This is our first Champions League match.
We know that the first team we have is one that has a lot of players and a good squad, so we’ll need to try and make a good start.”
Leverkusen have been the most successful team in Germany’s top division this season, having qualified for the Europa League group stages in the last 16.
They have scored just nine goals in 12 matches so far, and have struggled to keep the ball.
It was one of the most disappointing performances of this season by the club, who have now lost four of five matches.
As for the match, it will be a chance for Bayern to show their quality in a match that they were lacking in earlier in the year.
In their previous encounter, they won 3-1 at the San Siro on September 29, 2013, thanks to an incredible Cristiano Ronaldo strike.
The match also marked the first time in four years that Bayern won in front of home crowds, as well as a first-time home defeat for Bayer Leverks.
If Bayern can manage to keep a clean sheet in this game, then it will mean they are a more dangerous team in their own right.
Both sides will be looking to score early and often in this match, as Bayern’s goal threat will likely come from Mario Götze, who scored his 100th Bundesliga goal on the night.
“He’s a special player,” said Anselotta.
“He can score a goal and create chances for his teammates.
He’s always one of our best players, he’s a great player.
When he’s fit, he scores.
He’s our best player and we know it.”
In the other corner, Borussia Mönchengladbach will be hoping to stop Bayern from getting a second-half lead.
They have already lost three times this season in the Europa Leagues, and were knocked out of the knockout stages of last season’s competition after losing 2-0 at Bayer Leverhausen.
Borussia have won only one of their past six matches against Bayern in all competitions.
Despite their recent recent success, Mönchagladbach still have to find their rhythm, as their record against the German giants is a disappointing one.
Their last game in the tournament, a 3-2 victory at the Allianz Arena, saw the game split into two halves.
Bayern won the first leg 2-1 and went on to