With a young team with very limited derby experience, Schalke are looking to spring a surprise. "We are obviously not the favourites in this game but the derby writes its own script, " said Schalke reserve keeper Ralf Faehrmann, one of the few players who have played in Ruhr valley derbies. "From a sporting quality Dortmund are better but we will go out and want to show that we have the bigger heart, that we are where we belong, in the top division.
Dortmund vs Schalke: BVB hopes its Champions League will carry it through in the Ruhr Valley derbyBorussia Dortmund is hoping its strong performance in the 2-1 Champions League loss to Manchester City on Wednesday will continue into Saturday's Ruhr valley derby against visiting Schalke 04. Dortmund, which lost last week to RB Leipzig in the Bundesliga, took the lead and went toe-to-toe with City for much of the game until the English champion scored two late goals, including Erling Haaland's outrageous 84th-minute winner against his former club. Also Read"We can be proud of our performance, " Dortmund sports director Sebastian Kehl said. "But this comes with the obligation to also show on Saturday a really good performance.
Frank Kramer will be pleased with his teamâ€™s performance against VfL Bochum and will want to operate the same way they did in the last match. Alexander Schwolow will line up between the sticks, with Schalke starting in a 4-2-3-1 formation. Henning Matriciani will appear on the right side of the Schalk defence, and Thomas Ouwejan will be called upon to add something different to the game from the left. Training done before the derby ðŸ‘#S04 | #BVBS04 | #Revierderby pic. com/r3xEkXmniX— FC Schalke 04 (@s04_en) September 16, 2022Veteran defender Maya Yoshida will pair up with Sepp van den Berg in the heart of the Schalke defence. Tom Krauss and Florian Flick will be the two midfielders who will have the task to win the battle in the midfield against Dortmund.
Guerreiro got a second after a one-two with Haaland as Dortmund closed the gap on leaders Bayern Munich, who face Union Berlin on Sunday, to one point. Giovanni Reyna was set to make his first senior start for BVB but sustained an injury in the warm-up and was replaced by Hazard, with Jadon Sancho remaining among the substitutes, who sat spaced apart and wearing facing masks. After a high-tempo start Daniel Caligiuri was denied by Roman Burki – the keeper making his 200th appearance for Dortmund – before Haaland opened the scoring.
Dortmund have won each of the last three derbies for the first time since between 1982 and 1984 (also three). They have also become the first side in this fixture to keep four consecutive clean sheets. During their 3-0 loss to RB Leipzig last time out, Borussia Dortmund failed to score in a Bundesliga game for the first time since September 2021 (1-0 loss in Borussia Monchengladbach). They have, however, found the net in each of their last 37 league home games, only bettering this run from 2018 to 2020 (38 matches).
twitter. com/EhZ10Pfmfe— Borussia Dortmund (@BlackYellow) September 16, 2022Borussia Dortmund will likely have the lionâ€™s share of the possession as Edin Terzic will definitely go on attack mode from the very first minute. The German giants have been badly hit by injuries, and their performances have been disrupted in the absence of a number of pivotal players. Sebastien Haller is receiving treatment after the detection of testicular cancer.
Julian Brandt's delicate flick released Hazard and his delightful cross in behind the defence was turned home first time by Haaland in the 29th minute, with his team-mates largely keeping their distance during the celebrations. Lucien Favre's men doubled their lead on the stroke of half-time, sweeping forward after collecting Schubert's poor clearance and seeing Guerreiro drive Brandt's pass across goal and into the bottom-right corner. Schalke sent Rabbi Matondo and Guido Bergstaller on at the break but they quickly fell further behind when Hazard finished a swift counter-attack by firing past Schubert, who should have done more to keep the effort out. The hosts moved completely out of sight when Guerreiro stormed forward and slotted home after an exchange of passes with Haaland in the 63rd minute.
Schalke warmed up in style for the derby with a convincing win over VfL Bochum last week. They are potentially tipped to be one of the relegation contenders this season, but Frank Kramer wonâ€™t be much disappointed if his side manages to grind out a draw in Dortmund ahead of the international break. Dortmund have dominated games this season, but they have not been able to capitalise on their strengths, including against RB Leipzig, now managed by their former manager Marco Rose. But Edin Terzic will have a number of reasons to be optimistic as his men responded brilliantly against Manchester City.
Borussia Dortmund Vs Schalke - Live Stream & Match Updates Giovanni Reyna was set to make his first senior start for BVB but sustained an injury in the warm-up and was replaced by Hazard, with
Rodrigo Zalazar will get to start the game on the right wing, while Marius Bulter will be on the left flank to build the attack from his side. Dominick Drexler will be the most advanced midfielder, and he will try to feed balls to skipper Simon Terodde, who will spearhead the Schalke attack against Dortmund. Probable Lineup (4-2-3-1): Schwolow; Matriciani, van den Berg, Yoshida, Ouwejan; Flick, Krauss; Zalazar, Drexler, Bulter; TeroddeKey StatsThis will be the 99th Bundesliga game between Borussia Dortmund and FC Schalke 04 (36 BVB wins, 32 S04 wins, D30).
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