There is good news for Bayern and Heynckes though, as Joshua Kimmich should be fit to play following illness.
And the 72-year-old is well aware that fourth-placed Leverkusen go into the game at the BayArena on the back of a 12-match unbeaten run in all competitions. It's a game with all the ingredients that make football so attractive, and both teams can play football very well. It's an opening fixture that has the capability to be both thrilling and tough.
Bayer Leverkusen are in an interesting position coming into this match, with a chance to rise to second place with a win here and a couple of friendly results elsewhere in the table. "Momentum stems from success".
The Poland star is returning to full training after a knee injury, but Heynckes opted to start Thomas Mueller up front for Bayern.
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The bench said it will look into the petitions but will also consider the objections raised. The bench posted the matter for further hearing on January 15.
Goalkeeper Sven Ulreich, who will again deputise for the injured Manuel Neuer, added: "They're unsafe opponents who break forward quickly".
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"It would be careless to risk them".
"No one is thinking about the lead in the standings", Wagner said. He's very disciplined and impressed me in Doha. "He's integrated very well into the squad [but] the process of integration takes longer than just two weeks".
However, Rodriguez sealed the win for the Bundesliga leaders in stoppage time with a handsome free-kick that found the top corner to make it 3-1 to the Bavarians. "The worst-case scenario is a thrashing, the best outcome is you win".