The Italian won the Bundesliga title last season, but lately he has overseen a series of lackluster displays. A humiliating Champions League defeat against Paris Saint Germain brought his time in charge to a close.
Defeat at the hands of the Spanish club in last year's quarterfinal still stings and vengeance will be top of the agenda when the sides meet on Wednesday. Win, and a second treble is within touching distance for Bayern.
With his contract expiring soon, Peter Stöger has admitted his hopes of keeping the Borussia Dortmund job hang on his side making the top four. He also faces a dilemma up front ahead of a crunch clash against Leverkusen.
After struggling to balance their European and domestic commitments early in the season, Hoffenheim now have the Champions League in their sights again. At the bottom, it could finally be the end for Cologne and HSV.
After clinching their sixth consecutive Bundesliga title over the weekend, Bayern Munich turn their focus to their tie with Sevilla in the Champions League. But wrapping up the league early has not always been fruitful.
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