Dec 3, 2013 at 7.30pm UK at ​Ludwigsparkstadion
SaarbruckenSaarbrucken
0-2
DortmundBorussia Dortmund

Korte (57'), Knipping (60')
FT(HT: 0-1)
Schieber (19'), Hofmann (49')

Manuel Friedrich: 'We had to keep our focus'

Manuel Friedrich of Bayer Leverkusen during the pre season friendly match between Liverpool and Bayer Leverkusen at Anfield on August 12, 2012
© Getty Images
Manuel Friedrich believes that Borussia Dortmund had to be at their best to get past Saarbrucken in the German cup.

Borussia Dortmund centre-back Manuel Friedrich has admitted that his side had to be alert during their 2-0 win over Saarbrucken in the DFB-Pokal third round.

After a couple of early chances for the hosts Dortmund eventually won comfortably, but Friedrich said that it could have been different had one of the efforts at the start gone in.

"It was eventually [comfortable], but you always need to be focused from start to finish in games like these," he told Bundesliga.com. "Every choice you make can potentially lead to an opportunity for your opponents.

"That happened in the first half when their striker got in behind our defence and was clean through on goal. If that had gone in, it would have been a completely different situation. These games are mentally draining, because you can't afford any slip-ups."

Dortmund's next game is at home to Bayer Leverkusen in the Bundesliga on Saturday.

Napoli's midfielder Marek Hamsik of Slovakia congratulates his teammate Argentinian forward Gonzalo Gerardo Higuain during the Italian Serie A football match Chievo vs Napoli on August 31, 2013
Read Next:
Team News: Hamsik out for Napoli
>
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole



Premier League
Championship
League One
League Two
National League
Scottish Premiership
Scottish Championship
Scottish League One
Scottish League Two
La Liga
Bundesliga
Serie A
Ligue 1
Belgian Pro League
Greek Superleague
Russian Premier League
Turkish Super Lig
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Bayern Munich11003123
2Augsburg10100001
3Borussia DortmundDortmund10100001
4Hamburger SV10100001
5Hannover10100001
6Hertha Berlin10100001
7Hoffenheim10100001
8Mainz 0510100001
9Stuttgart10100001
10Werder Bremen10100001
11Wolfsburg10100001
12Borussia MonchengladbachBorussia M'bach00000000
13Eintracht FrankfurtFrankfurt00000000
14FC Koln00000000
15Freiburg00000000
16RB Leipzig00000000
17Schalke 04Schalke00000000
18Bayer LeverkusenB. Leverkusen100113-20
LIVE SCORES VIDEPRINTER
expand