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  • November 10, 2012
  • • 22:30
  • • SGL arena, Augsburg
  • Referee: M. Gräfe
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FC Augsburg - Borussia Dortmund Preview: Klopp's men look to get back to winning ways

FC Augsburg - Borussia Dortmund Preview: Klopp's men look to get back to winning ways

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The reigning champions are hoping to put last weekend's frustrating draw with Stuttgart behind them as they try to keep pace with runaway leaders Bayern Munich

  PROBABLE LINEUPS
FC AUGSBURG

Jentzsch
Callsen-Bracker, Langkamp, Klavan, De Jong
Vogt,Baier
Musona, Koo, Werner

Oehrl
BORUSSIA DORTMUND

Weidenfeller
Piszczek, Subotic, Hummels, Schmelzer
Bender, Gundogan
Reus, Gotze, Grosskreutz
Lewandowski

Borussia Dortmund have no real injury worries going into their Bundesliga clash with FC Augsburg, after their impressive draw at the Santiago Bernabeu on Tuesday.

Lukasz Piszczek and Ilkay Gundogan both picked up slight knocks during their Champions League clash, but Jurgen Klopp is confident both players will be available to travel to Bavaria.

The game also saw a return to action for midfielder Sven Bender who came off the bench in the second-half and the Germany international is in place to start his first game for Dortmund since shaking off a calf strain.

Midfielder Jakub Blaszczykowski returned to training this week, but Saturday’s fixture comes too soon as he looks to regain his fitness.

Augsburg currently prop up the Bundesliga table and have had no luck on the injury front so far this season, but there are a few positives for Markus Weinzierl’s side ahead of their game against Dortmund.

Their right-back crisis could be resolved by the return of Jan-Ingwer Callsen-Bracker, who returns from a knee injury.

The defender made a goalscoring return against Preussen Munster in the DFB-Pokal and his presence should allow Kevin Vogt to revert to his usual position in the middle of the park, having filled in at full-back during Augsburg’s defeat to Hannover 96 last weekend.

Ja-Cheoul Koo is also in contention to return to the starting XI after coming on as a substitute in that defeat, while Sascha Molders could return to the squad having completed 90 minutes for the reserves against Bayern II.



  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Last season's corresponding fixture saw Borussia Dortmund held to a frustrating 0-0 draw at the SGL Arena.
  • Last weekend’s 0-0 draw with Stuttgart was the first time Jurgen Klopp's side had failed to score in any match since that draw in March.
  • Dortmund have managed to net in every game on their travels in the League this season, Mario Gotze (pictured, right) and Ivan Perisic leading the way with two strikes each.

  • FC Augsburg have only scored in three of their 10 Bundesliga games this season.

  • The Bavarian outfit will hope that home support proves decisive on Saturday. The SGL Arena can house 30,600 fans on matchdays.
  • Tobias Werner is the only player to net more than once for Augsburg this year, with the winger scoring on two separate occasions in the Bundesliga.

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1Simon JentzschGoalkeeper
5Ragnar KlavanDefender
15Sebastian LangkampDefender
18Jan-Ingwer Callsen-BrackerDefender
19Matthias OstrzolekDefender
27Kevin VogtMidfielder
13Koo Ja-CheolMidfielder
10Daniel BaierMidfielder
13Tobias WernerMidfielder
8Andreas OttlMidfielder
20Torsten OehrlStriker
30Mohamed AmsifGoalkeeper
3Gibril SankohDefender
11Milan PetrželaMidfielder
17Marcel de JongMidfielder
21Knowledge MusonaStriker
23Aristide BancéStriker
33Sascha MöldersStriker
1Roman WeidenfellerGoalkeeper
15Mats HummelsDefender
26Lukasz PiszczekDefender
5Felipe SantanaDefender
29Marcel SchmelzerDefender
6Sven BenderMidfielder
8Ilkay GündoganMidfielder
19Mario GötzeMidfielder
11Marco ReusMidfielder
19Kevin GroßkreutzMidfielder
7Robert LewandowskiStriker
20Mitchell LangerakGoalkeeper
4Neven SuboticDefender
7Oliver KirchMidfielder
24Chris LöweDefender
8Moritz LeitnerMidfielder
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