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  • 11 February 2012
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Bundesliga Preview: Borussia Monchengladbach - Schalke

Bundesliga Preview: Borussia Monchengladbach - Schalke

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Goal.com previews the action as two sides with their eye on the Bundesliga title clash, hoping to make ground on Borussia Dortmund at the top of the table


PROBABLE LINEUPS

MONCHENGLADBACH


Ter Stegen
Jantschke, Stranzl, Dante, Daems
Herrmann, Nordveit, Neustadter, Arango
Reus
Hanke

SCHALKE


Unnerstall
Hoger, Howedes, Papdopoulos, Fuchs
Matip, Moritz
Farfan, Raul, Obasi
Huntelaar


Borussia Monchengladbach have an almost clean bill of health to choose from for the visit of Schalke. Martin Stranzl missed Wednesday's cup clash with Hertha Berlin through flu, but could return at Roel Brouwers' expense.

Meanwhile, despite scoring the clincher against Hertha Berlin in midweek, Oscar Wendt is likely to be forced to make do with a spot on the bench.

After making his comeback during last week's 1-1 draw with Mainz, Jefferson Farfan is back in contention for a place in Huub Stevens' first team. However, Ralf Fahrmann remains out with a ligament injury, while Alexander Baumjohann and Peer Kluge are both sidelined with injuries picked up in training.

Jermaine Jones is still suspended for a vicious foul on Marco Reus when these two sides met in the DFB-Pokal in December.


DID YOU KNOW?

  • Since their return to the Bundesliga in 2008, Borussia Monchengladbach have won all three of their home league matches against Schalke.
  • In a 1967 clash between these two sides, Gladbach triumphed 11-0, a result that remains the second biggest victory in Bundesliga history.
  • These two sides have already clashed at Borussia Park this season, with the hosts recording a 3-1 victory to knock Huub Stevens' men out of the DFB Pokal.
  • Schalke are unbeaten in their last six Bundesliga fixtures, with last week's draw halting a five-match winning streak.
  • A brace would see Raul (right) become the second Spaniard to reach 25 goals in  the Bundesliga.
  • Schalke have already collected one more point on the road than they managed in the whole of last season.

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Available Squads
1Marc-Andre ter StegenGoalkeeper
3Filip DaemsDefender
4Roel BrouwersDefender
24Tony JantschkeMidfielder
4DanteDefender
7Patrick HerrmannMidfielder
11Marco ReusMidfielder
33Roman NeustädterMidfielder
16Havard NordtveitDefender
18J. ArangoMidfielder
19Mike HankeStriker
33Christofer HeimerothGoalkeeper
17Oscar WendtDefender
39Martin StranzlDefender
5Alexander RingMidfielder
14Thorben MarxMidfielder
20Mathew LeckieMidfielder
10Igor De CamargoStriker
36Lars UnnerstallGoalkeeper
4Benedikt HöwedesDefender
14Kyriakos PapadopoulosDefender
23Christian FuchsDefender
32Joel MatipDefender
12Marco HögerMidfielder
17Jefferson Agustin FarfánStriker
18JuradoMidfielder
19Chinedu Ogbuke ObasiStriker
7RaúlStriker
25Klaas-Jan HuntelaarStriker
30Timo HildebrandGoalkeeper
6Tim HooglandDefender
21Christoph MetzelderDefender
8Christoph MoritzMidfielder
10Julian DraxlerMidfielder
9Ciprian MaricaStriker
20Teemu PukkiStriker
Players to Watch
Roman Neustädter
Roman Neustädter
Position: Midfielder
Squad Number: 33
Games Goals YC RC
0 0 0 0
Jefferson Agustin Farfán
Jefferson Agustin Farfán
Position: Striker
Squad Number: 17
Games Goals YC RC
0 0 0 0
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