Borrusia Dortmund vs Eintracht Frankfurt : Match Preview
Borrusia Dortmund Suffered a huge blow to their Champions League ambitions on Wednesday afternoon when they lost the 1st quarterfinal leg 2-3 to AS Monaco at their homeground, Signal Iduna Park.
Its obvious that the atmosphere in the team is not at the highest level, especially after everything that has happened around them. So we have to see whether a struggling Frankfurt side can take advantage of this situation and can take some unexpected point from Dortmund.
Date & Time : 15/04/17 – 19:00 IST, 16:30 GMT, 18:30 CET.
Venue: Signal Iduna Park
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Thomas Tuchel’s Borrusia Dortmund have had some tough matches and results have definitely not gone in their favour. Last weekend’s 4-1 defeat away to Bayern then Wednesday’s 2-3 quarterfinal loss to Monaco at home will really be very tough to swallow. But Tuchel needs to back his team because they are unbeaten at home in Bundesliga since April,2015.
Dortmund are doubtful over Andre Schurrle and right-back erik Durm. Mario Gotze is out with health issues while centre back Marc Bartra recently got injured in Tuesday’s explosion is also ruled out.
Though Niko Kovac’s Eintracht Frankfurt have undergone a complete overhaul since barely surviving the relegation play-offs last season, the Eagles’ performances have gone a bit downhill in recent weeks. Frankfurt’s progression through to the semi-finals of the DFB Pokal has been the only positive among an awful run of form.Fortunately for Frankfurt, their strong first half of the season sees them remain just three points outside the top six and potential European qualification.
Frankfurt have a few notable absences to report: defensive midfielders Makoto Hasabe, Omar Mascarell and Slobodan Medojevic are all doubtful alongside captain Alexander Meier.
Dortmund: Bürki – Piszczek, Bender, Sokratis, Schmelzer – Weigl – Pulisic, Sahin, Kagawa, Reus – Aubameyang
Absentees: Barta (suspended, broken arm), Durm (thigh), Götze (abdominal), Schürrle (achilles)
Eintracht Frankfurt: Hradecky – Ordonez, Vallejo, Abraham – Chandler, Mascarell, Gacinovic, Oczipka – Fabian, Hrgota – Wolf
Absentees : Anderson (knee), Regäsel (hip), Hasebe (knee), Meier (heel), Medojevic (light training)
Borussia are generally the more successful team, but Eintracht came out victorious from the last two meetings at their Commerzbank-Arena. BVB have five consecutive wins over Eintracht at Signal-Iduna-Park.