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  • December 17, 2011
  • • 9:30 AM
  • • MAGE SOLAR Stadion, Freiburg im Breisgau
  • Referee: G. Perl
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Bundesliga Preview: Freiburg - Borussia Dortmund

Bundesliga Preview: Freiburg - Borussia Dortmund

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Goal.com previews the action as the reigning German champions visit the Bundesliga basement boys, looking to close to gap on Bayern Munich at the top of the table


PROBABLE LINEUPS

FREIBURG

Baumann
Hinkel, Krmas, Butscher, Bastians
Flum
Schmid, Rosenthal, Makiadi, Putsila
Cisse
BORUSSIA DORTMUND

Weidenfeller
Piszczek, Santana, Hummels, Schmelzer
Gundogan, Kehl
Kuba, Kagawa, Grosskreutz
Lewandowski

Marcus Sorg is deprived of the services of defenders Oliver Barth and Mensur Mujdza, who are out with injuries. In addition, midfielder Christian Bickel is also recuperating from a knock, while Julian Schuster is serving a suspension for accumulating yellow cards.

Dortmund will have to do without star player Mario Gotze, who has been ruled out until January. He joins defenders Julian Koch, Neven Subotic, Sven Bender and Moritz Leitner on the sidelines as Jurgen Klopp faces a selection headache.

Polish attacker Kuba is expected to start on the right side of the attacking midfield trident, while Croatian Ivan Perisic is also in with a chance to make the starting XI on Saturday.


DID YOU KNOW
  • Freiburg boasts the worst defensive record in the Bundesliga this season. Marcus Sorg's men have let in 35 goals in 16 games.
  • Half of Freiburg's home matches against BVB have ended in a draw.
  • The Breisgau-based outfit have not won their last game of a calendar year in their last 17 attempts.
  • Borussia Dortmund has picked up 24 out of possible 30 points in its last 10 matches.
  • BVB has lost just one of its last nine games against Freiburg.
  • Dortmund's Robert Lewandowski has scored 10 goals, and assisted a further three in 16 Bundesliga matches.

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Available Squads
37Oliver BaumannGoalkeeper
2Pavel KrmasDefender
22Felix BastiansDefender
4Beg FeratiDefender
6Cedrick MakiadiMidfielder
7Jan RosenthalMidfielder
-Anton PutsilaMidfielder
17Jonathan SchmidMidfielder
18Johannes FlumMidfielder
7Daniel CaligiuriMidfielder
9Papiss CisséStriker
19Daniel BatzGoalkeeper
17Heiko ButscherDefender
41Immanuel HöhnDefender
6Yacine AbdessadkiMidfielder
39Garra DembeleStriker
18Erik JendrisekStriker
27Stefan ReisingerStriker
1Roman WeidenfellerGoalkeeper
15Mats HummelsDefender
26Lukasz PiszczekDefender
5Felipe SantanaDefender
29Marcel SchmelzerDefender
5Sebastian KehlMidfielder
16Jakub BlaszczykowskiMidfielder
19Kevin GroßkreutzMidfielder
8Ilkay GündoganMidfielder
7Robert LewandowskiStriker
26Shinji KagawaMidfielder
20Mitchell LangerakGoalkeeper
24Chris LöweDefender
25Patrick OwomoyelaDefender
8Antônio da SilvaMidfielder
9Ivan PerisicMidfielder
35Mohamed ZidanStriker
19L. BarriosStriker

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