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  • 7 April 2012
  • • 19:00
  • • VOLKSWAGEN ARENA, Wolfsburg
  • Referee: C. Dingert
  • • Attendance: 30000
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Wolfsburg - Dortmund Preview: Jurgen Klopp's men look to leave Stuttgart disappointment behind them at Volkswagen Arena

Wolfsburg - Dortmund Preview: Jurgen Klopp's men look to leave Stuttgart disappointment behind them at Volkswagen Arena

Bongarts

The champions surrendered a two-goal lead last week against Bruno Labbadia, but can afford no such slip-ups against against one of Bundesliga's in-form sides


PROBABLE LINEUPS

WOLFSBURG


Benaglio
Trasch, Russ, Felipe Lopes, Rodriguez

Dejagah, Josue, Polak, Schafer
Helmes, Mandzukic



DORTMUND


Weidenfeller
Piszczek, Hummels, Subotic, Schmelzer
Bender, Gundogan
Kuba, Kagawa, Grosskreutz
Lewandowski
 

Wolfsburg are expected to name an unchanged side from the one that beat Hertha Berlin 4-1 in the German capital last week, with Josue retaining his place above Petr Jiracek, and Patrick Helmes starting up front alongside Mario Mandzukic.

Chris and Bjarne Thoelke will be missing at the back due to a thigh and tendon problems respectively, while Thomas Hitzlsperger and Slobodan Medojevic remain sidelined.

Jurgen Klopp is set to make one change from the team that drew 4-4 with Stuttgart last Friday. After another good performance, Ilkay Gundogan should retain his place in midfield ahead of Sebastian Kehl, who will make way for Sven Bender, who is back to full fitness.

Meanwhile, Mario Gotze is expected to make his long-awaited comeback this week-end, but only for the club's reserve ranks, and will accordingly miss the Wolfsburg clash. Felipe Santana remains sidelined, as does Julian Koch, who returned to training this week for the first time in over a year.


DID YOU KNOW?
  • Wolfsburg have won all of their last four league games, scoring 12 goals in the process.
  • However, Felix Magath's side have kept just six clean sheets in their 28 Bundesliga matches this season.
  • Patrick Helmes has scored six goals in his last six games.
  • Borussia Dortmund are currently in the midst of a 22-game unbeaten run in the league - the longest in the club's history.
  • Shinji Kagawa (right) has scored nine goals in his last 11 matches.
  • Jurgen Klopp's side picked up a 5-1 victory over Wolfsburg on Matchday 12.

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1Diego BenaglioGoalkeeper
26Felipe Aliste LopesDefender
4Marcel SchäferDefender
17Alexander MadlungDefender
34Ricardo RodriguezDefender
7JosuéMidfielder
15Christian TräschMidfielder
24Ashkan DejagahStriker
8Jan PolakMidfielder
18Mario MandzukicStriker
17Patrick HelmesStriker
35Marwin HitzGoalkeeper
4Marco RussDefender
8VieirinhaStriker
15Makoto HasebeMidfielder
19Petr JirácekMidfielder
19Rasmus JönssonStriker
44Giovanni-Guy Yann SioStriker
1Roman WeidenfellerGoalkeeper
4Neven SuboticDefender
15Mats HummelsDefender
26Lukasz PiszczekDefender
29Marcel SchmelzerDefender
5Sebastian KehlMidfielder
9Ivan PerisicMidfielder
16Jakub BlaszczykowskiMidfielder
8Ilkay GündoganMidfielder
7Robert LewandowskiStriker
26Shinji KagawaMidfielder
20Mitchell LangerakGoalkeeper
24Chris LöweDefender
25Patrick OwomoyelaDefender
8Moritz LeitnerMidfielder
19Kevin GroßkreutzMidfielder
6Sven BenderMidfielder
19L. BarriosStriker

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