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  • August 23, 2014
  • • 17:30
  • • Signal-Iduna-Park, Dortmund
  • Referee: D. Aytekin
  • • Attendance: 80667
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Dortmund 1.57 1.57 501.00 1.62 1.65 1.65 1.60
Draw 4.00 4.20 17.00 4.20 3.90 4.00 4.20
Leverkusen 5.50 5.50 1.02 5.00 5.00 4.75 5.00
Dortmund-Leverkusen Preview: BVB rocked by injuries for Bundesliga opener

Dortmund-Leverkusen Preview: BVB rocked by injuries for Bundesliga opener

Jurgen Klopp, who is set to become his club's longest-serving coach, could be without 10 first-team players for the game at Signal Iduna Park

Borussia Dortmund are braced for a difficult start to the Bundesliga season in what will be landmark clash with Bayer Leverkusen for their current coach.

BVB boss Jurgen Klopp will become his club's longest-serving coach when he takes charge of Saturday's game at Signal Iduna Park, having been at the helm since 2008.

The charismatic 47-year-old tactician is set to break Ottmar Hitzfeld's record tenure at Dortmund and there will be a sell-out crowd to mark the occasion for a mouth-watering first league game of the 2014-15 campaign.

Dortmund finished 19 points adrift of champions Bayern Munich last season and have since lost striker Robert Lewandowski to their Bavarian rivals.

However, the club have added Adrian Ramos and Ciro Immobile to their ranks to replace the Poland striker and will be buoyed by their 2-0 DFL-Supercup success over Pep Guardiola's men last week.

On the injury front, Nuri Sahin (knee) is closing in on a return, but the game is expected to come too soon for the midfielder. 

Oliver Kirch (thigh) and Ji Dong-won (hamstring) will play no part after sustaining injuries in training this week, but Erik Durm (illness) should be available.

Lars Bender could make a welcome return for the visitors after recovering from a thigh injury, while Kyriakos Papadopoulos is also in contention to make his debut following his loan move Schalke.

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Available Squads
20Mitchell LangerakGoalkeeper
26Lukasz PiszczekDefender
37Erik DurmDefender
-Matthias GinterDefender
25Sokratis PapastathopoulosDefender
5Sebastian KehlMidfielder
-Miloš JojićMidfielder
10Henrikh MkhitaryanMidfielder
11Marco ReusMidfielder
-Ciro ImmobileStriker
17Pierre-Emerick AubameyangStriker
1Roman WeidenfellerGoalkeeper
4Neven SuboticDefender
-Khaled NareyDefender
6Sven BenderMidfielder
-Jonas HofmannMidfielder
19Kevin GroßkreutzMidfielder
-Mitsuru MaruokaMidfielder
1Bernd LenoGoalkeeper
-Tin JedvajDefender
17Sebastian BoenischDefender
21Ömer ToprakDefender
5Emir SpahicDefender
6Simon RolfesMidfielder
38Karim BellarabiMidfielder
27Gonzalo CastroDefender
-Hakan CalhanogluMidfielder
11Stefan KießlingStriker
7Heung-Min SonStriker
-Dario KresicGoalkeeper
14Kyriakos PapadopoulosDefender
-WendellDefender
3Stefan ReinartzMidfielder
15Levin Mete ÖztunaliMidfielder
-Josip DrmicStriker
19Julian BrandtStriker

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