The Bundesliga starts the second half of the season with the Borussia duel on Friday evening. For the 98th time stand each other Borussia Monchengladbach and BVB in the German upper house of football. Before the classic, the statistics speak clearly for Borussia Dortmund. The last twelve duels decided the black and yellow all for themselves. In the first leg, Gladbach lost 3-0.
All important information about the game is summarized here.
Kickoff: 8:30 p.m.
Venue: Borussia Park (Mönchengladbach)
TV: ZDF, Eurosport 2
Stream: DAZN, ZDFmediathek
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At the Gladbach team, two important offensive forces will return to the squad on Friday evening. In addition to Marcus Thuram, who has served his red card suspension, Breel Embolo can also participate again. The Swiss international has made plenty of headlines with his night out in the past few days and was removed from the squad on the last match day. Due to injury, Valentino Lazaro (muscle injury), Rocco Reitz (groin problems) and winter newcomer Joe Scally (advanced training) are still unavailable.
BVB coach Edin Terzic can fall back on Emre Can against the seventh in the table. The defensive midfielder was recently suspended from yellow cards. Thomas Delaney received his 5th yellow card on the previous matchday and thus missed the Friday evening game. Axel Witsel (Achilles tendon rupture), Thorgan Hazard, Dan-Axel Zagadou (both torn muscle fibers) and Marcel Schmelzer (rehab after knee surgery) are currently in the BVB hospital.
Gladbach: Sommer – Lainer, Ginter, Elvedi, Bensebaini – Kramer, Neuhaus – Zakaria, Stindl, Hofmann – Plea
BVB: Bürki – Meunier, Akanji, Hummels, Guerreiro – Bellingham, Can – Sancho, Brandt, Reyna – Haaland
On the last day of the game, the foals expanded their latest series of successes. In the home game against Werder Bremen, coach Marco Rose’s team struggled to a 1-0 win and were lucky that the guests missed some good opportunities. Gladbach has been unbeaten in five competitive games (four wins, one draw).
Borussia Dortmund got off to a promising start to the new year and won the two difficult games against Wolfsburg and Leipzig. Subsequently, however, the black-yellows did not get past a 1-1 draw against Mainz 05. With the defeat in Leverkusen, BVB had to accept another setback at the end of the first half of the season.
The last five games of both clubs at a glance:
Gladbach – Werder Bremen 1-0
VfB Stuttgart – Gladbach 2-2
Gladbach – Bayern 3-2
Arminia Bielefeld – Gladbach 0-1
SV Elversberg – Gladbach 0: 5 (DFB Cup)
Bayer Leverkusen – BVB 2-1
BVB – FSV Mainz 05 1: 1
RB Leipzig – BVB 1: 3
BVB – VfL Wolfsburg 2-0
Eintracht Braunschweig – BVB 0-2 (DFB-Pokal)