Borussia Dortmund vs Apoel Nicosia : All You Need To Know About This Match
The Champions League is back, with just 1 point from their opening 3 matches in the Champions League Dortmund know they can’t afford to slip up this time again. A win is needed for some fresh air in the Dortmund camp.
Match Details –
Venue : Signal-Iduna Park, Dortmund.
Date : 01/11/17 – 01:15 (IST) nextday, 19:45 (GMT), 21:45 (CEST).
TV Telecast : No Telcast in India (Sony Liv app), beIN Sports, Canal Sports, Sky Sports.
Live Stream : http://www.sport365.live/en/home
Dortmund : Peter Bosz and Dortmund know they can’t afford to lose this match, they have to win it at any cost if they are to keep their hopes alive to reach the UEFA Champions League Round of 16, though a win would really be helpful for the whole Borussia Dortmund squad as BVB aren’t having a great time in the League, as they were having few MatchDays back. Streak of Draws and Losses paved the way for Bayern to get on top of the Bundesliga table, things need to change fast for Dortmund. Critic’s are criticizing Peter Bosz’s highline defense will we see a change on Thursday night then? Well some changes are expected in the line up as Ömer Toprak is back from his thigh injury and is ready to start alongside Sokratis, Raphael Guerreiro may start at leftback ahead of Marcel Schmelzer and Maximillian Philipp may start ahead of Christian Pulisic. Sebastian Rode, Marco Reus, Eric Durm, Lukasz Piszczek all remain out with injuries.
Possible line up – Dortmund (4-3-3) : Bürki; Bartra, Sokratis, Toprak, Guerreiro; Götze, Weigl, Kagawa; Yarmolenko, Aubameyang, Philipp.
Apoel : After putting up a great performance against Dortmund previous MatchDay in the Champions League, Apoel will be keen onto doing the same on MatchDay 4. A win would look even better than a draw. But Apoel manager Giorgos Donis has some major injury concerns to deal with as first-choice goalkeeper Boy Waterman remain out for the clash with a shoulder injury. Carlao and Facundo Bartoglio both remain out with injuries. This time the job will be tough for Donis and co. as BVB at home is too dangerous to handle for many.
Possible line up – Apoel (4-2-3-1) : Gudino; Milanov, Merkis, Jesus Rueda, Alexandrou; Vinicius, Nuno Morais; Zahid, Sallai, Aloneftis; Pote.
Head to Head
Overall – 1 matches.
Drawn – 1 match.
Dortmund won – 0 matches.
Apoel won – 0 matches.
Dortmund scored – 1 goal.
Apoel scored – 1 goal.