Magdeburg vs Borussia Dortmund: All you need to know about this DFB Pokal fixture
After a easy win with FC Rielasingen-Arlen, BVB going to meet Magdeburg in their home.In the first round Magdeburg had beaten FC Augsburg to reach second round.Both the team will fight hardly to get qualify for Round-16.
German DFB cup
Date:24th october 2017
Time:20:45 CEST/18:45 GMT/00:15 IST
Broadcast:Sky sports, BT sports
Live stream:Modbro, sky go, BT sport live
Will be hoping for the repeat of their last visit to Magdeburg.The easy win against FC Augusburg to reach second round, they may have an idea to draw the match but when the defeat faced by them in their home last weekend changed their mentality.BVB need something to boostup as their winning start come to an end at 8th matchday following the draw with APOEL Nicosia in the UCL which made them to stand at 3rd in group stage. Today Sokratis Papastathopoulos coming back after suspension and may be Adrey is coming back from rest.
Anyway today BVB will be fight for a big victory.It has the advantage that they were playing in their home.On their side Marcel Schmelzer is set to comebak after injury with Marc.The big disadvantage that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will be missing due to the muscle strain whereas Christian Pulisic will make a start instead of him.
While this is a game that Dortmund would expect to come through comfortably, the home side are out to make life as difficult as possible for their prestigious visitors.
Although they lost at the weekend, Magdeburg are flying high in the German third division – second in the table and just four points behind league leaders Paderborn.Their boss Jens Härtel believes his side can cause a shock.
“You always have a chance,” he said. “If everything is right, we can deliver a good performance.”
Magdeburg captain Marius Sowislo indicated that the home team are relishing the challenge.
“It’s a very important game for the city and the region,” the Magdeburg manager said. “As a team we’re really looking forward to this game.
Magdeburg: Glinker – Handke, Rother, Türpitz, Hammann – Beck, Erdmann, Schäfer–Schwede,Butzen,Weil
Absentees: Schiller (not match fit), Laprevotte (metatarsal), Schwede (shoulder)
Coach: Jens Härtel
Dortmund: Bürki – Toljan, Sokratis, Bartra, Schmelzer – Weigl, Castro, Kagawa – Philipp,Sancho,Yarmolenko
Absentees: Aubameyang (muscular), Durm (hip), Piszczek (knee), Toprak (pulled muscle), Reus (ligament damage), Rode (rehabilitation), Götze (not travelled)
Coach: Peter Bosz
HEAD TO HEAD
Both have been met only one time in the first round of 2007-08 DFB cup in which BVB clinched a easy win of 4-1.
BVB had won the title 4 times Magdeburg had not clinched the trophy, they have won East Germany cup 7 times.
BVB captain Marcel Schmelez was born in Magdeburg.