MX23RW : Thursday, November 21 17:46:59| >> :600:2943767:2943767:
Oct 19, 2019 at 5.30pm UK at ​Signal-Iduna-Park (Dortmund)
Attendance: 81,365
DortmundBorussia Dortmund
Borussia M'bachBorussia Monchengladbach
Reus (58')
FT(HT: 0-0)

Dortmund boss Lucien Favre targets scalp of surprise leaders Gladbach

Dortmund boss Lucien Favre targets scalp of surprise leaders Gladbach
© Reuters
Dortmund sit four points adrift of surprise league leaders Borussia Monchengladbach in eighth place.

Borussia Dortmund boss Lucien Favre knows his side face a tough task when they take on surprise Bundesliga leaders Borussia Monchengladbach.

BVB have won each of their past eight league meetings with the Foals but Favre knows they will have to be at their best to extend that run to nine.

"Gladbach are a dangerous team who play attractive football," said Favre at his pre-match press conference.

Game 🔛 in the #Bundesliga

— Bundesliga English (@Bundesliga_EN) October 17, 2019

"They're very strong when it comes to counter-pressing and they have a lot of power going forward. Good work has been done there for some time. We absolutely want to win on Saturday."

Dortmund have been boosted by the news that Portugal wideman Raphael Guerreiro has extended his contract until June 2023.

Nico Schulz is likely to return to the squad but Lukasz Piszczek has a muscle tear and Paco Alcacer is out with an Achilles tendon injury.

"Nico has trained fully, but Lukasz Piszczek has not yet taken part in team training sessions. As for Paco Alcacer, he is not quite yet ready to return," added Favre.

Mario Gotze is expected to lead the line in Alcacer's absence, while Thorgan Hazard is set to face his former club for the first time.

Gladbach have injury worries at the back with Matthias Ginter out and Stefan Lainer facing a late fitness test.

USA international Fabian Johnson is also out with a groin problem but club captain Lars Stindl is in contention to feature for the first time this season.

Southampton v Borussia Monchengladbach – Pre-Season Friendly – St Mary's Stadium
Lars Stindl is back from a long-term injury (Andrew Matthews/PA)

"Lars is now an option for us again and he will be in the squad for Saturday's game," head coach Marco Rose said at his press conference.

"He is a very important player for us both on and off the pitch. He has been sidelined by injury for a long time and we want to integrate him back into the team gradually.

"He hasn't played yet this season so he's obviously not at 100 per cent, but we're glad that he's finally back."

body check tags ::

Click here for more stories about Lucien Favre

Click here for more stories about Borussia Dortmund

Share this article now:
Instagram - Follow Sports Mole
Erling Braut Haaland celebrates scoring for Salzburg on October 2, 2019
Read Next:
Real Madrid 'want Haaland, Sancho'

Belgian Pro League
Uruguayan Primera Division
International Friendlies
2Leicester CityLeicester128222982126
4Manchester CityMan City1281335132225
5Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd12453139417
7Manchester UnitedMan Utd124441612416
8Wolverhampton WanderersWolves123721615116
11Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton124351517-215
12Crystal Palace124351016-615
13Newcastle UnitedNewcastle124351118-715
14Tottenham HotspurSpurs123541817114
16West Ham UnitedWest Ham123451420-613
17Aston Villa123271720-311
20Norwich CityNorwich122191128-177

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!