Dec 14, 2013 at 2.30pm UK at ​Coface Arena
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Team News: Max Kruse, Raffael continue for Borussia Monchengladbach

Moenchengladbach's striker Max Kruse and his teammates celebrate scoring during the German first division Bundesliga football match Borussia Moenchengladbach vs Hanover 96 in the German city of Moenchengladbach on August 17, 2013.
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Max Kruse and Raffael continue up front for Borussia Monchengladbach's trip to Mainz 05.

Borussia Monchengladbach coach Lucien Favre has kept faith with Max Kruse and Raffael up front for his side's trip to Mainz 05 in the Bundesliga.

It is a familiar Gladbach lineup, with solid central midfielders Christoph Kramer and Granit Xhaka paired together and Patrick Herrmann offering pace on the right flank.

For the hosts, Shinji Okazaki continues as the lone striker but Yunus Malli is preferred to Niki Zimling in the supporting midfield role.

Mainz: Karius; Pospech, Bell, Noveski, Park; Geis, Soto; Muller, Malli, Choupo-Moting; Okazaki

Gladbach: Ter Stegen; Korb, Jantschke, Stranzl, Wendt; Kramer, Xhaka, Herrmann, Arango; Raffael, Kruse

Borussia Moenchengladbach's Max Kruse in action against Hanover 96 on August 17, 2013
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