Monthly Archives: October 31, 2017

This is how they could play

Borussia Dortmund will play APOEL Nicosia on MD4 of the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday (kick-off 20:45 hrs). Here you will find the possible line-ups of both teams. UEFA Champions League, Match Day 4 BORUSSIA DORTMUND – APOEL NICOSIA Wednesday, 1. November 2017, 20:45 hrs (Signal Iduna Park) Borussia Dortmund: Bürki – Bartra, Sokratis, Zagadou, Schmelzer…read more

Two clear wins against Duisburg

Borussia’s junior footballers celebrated a twofold win against MSV Duisburg: The U19s demonstrated their vast superiority in a 2-0 win at the Brackel Youth Development Centre, while the U17s continued their winning streak with a 6-0 win over the last placed team in the table.  Emre Aydinel and David Kopacz scored the goals for the…read more

BVB condemned to first away defeat of the season

The extra man tipped the game in Hannover’s favour. Borussia Dortmund had more shots for most of the match, but by the end of the 90 minutes the 96ers had 13 to BVB’s ten. Displaced at the summit: The Black & Yellows spent 71 days at the Bundesliga summit, taking their total time spent at the…read more

“We need to take the blame!”

The instructions were not put into practice. “In the first period in particular, we played badly, we weren’t aggressive enough and our build-up play was too slow,” bemoaned Peter Bosz at the press conference following ten-man Borussia Dortmund’s 4-2 defeat at Hannover 96. Peter Bosz on the balance of play: “Hannover deserved to win, they…read more

It will be a challenge

Saturday will see the BVB team bus on the A2 again. This time, however, it won’t be heading to Magdeburg but to Hannover-Herrenhausen, where the Black & Yellows will be aiming to follow up their DFB Cup victory in midweek with a win at the HDI Arena.  “They’re not a normal promoted side,” warned coach Peter Bosz,…read more

Mo Dahoud already back in training

Mahmoud Dahoud has had a lucky escape: the 21-year-old did not sustain a serious injury against 1. FC Magdeburg. Dahoud had to come off on the stroke of half-time after being struck on the neck. An x-ray examination at a Magdeburg clinic that same evening did not reveal any noticeable findings and the player was back…read more

17 consecutive away wins, combined goal difference of 46-5

BVB extended their winning run in away DFB Cup ties to 17 matches with a 5-0 victory over Magdeburg in the competition on Tuesday. Deserved victory: BVB had more shots (17-7), more possession (74 percent) and a higher pass completion rate (86 percent of 653 passes in total) than Magdeburg, who only completed 59 percent of their…read more

Schmelzer starts & Schürrle among subs, but four miss out

There have been a number of personnel developments at BVB between the matches in Frankfurt and Magdeburg. Four players – Marcel Schmelzer and Mo Dahoud (both starting XI) plus Raphael Guerreiro and André Schürrle (both bench) – will make their comebacks from injury when the Black & Yellows kick off their DFB Cup second round tie at…read more

Personnel boost for the coach

When Borussia Dortmund make the journey to Saxony-Anhalt this afternoon ahead of their DFB Cup tie with 1. FC Magdeburg, Sokratis (suspension in the Bundesliga) and other key figures who have been unavailable of late will be among the passengers on the bus. “We have another training session this afternoon. If that goes well, then…read more

Analysis: The reasons behind the recent mini-slump

Borussia Dortmund have gone three games without a win for the first time under Peter Bosz. The club’s last such winless run came in December 2016, when they drew four consecutive matches. So it would appear the Black & Yellows have lost their way a little since the international break. What are the reasons behind…read more