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UEFA Champions League

  • April 9, 2013
  • • 19:45
  • • Signal-Iduna-Park, Dortmund
  • Referee: C. Thomson
  • • Attendance: 65829

Borussia Dortmund win Aggregate 3 - 2

Borussia Dortmund-Malaga Preview: Last-four place up for grabs

These two sides played out a 0-0 draw when they met a week ago in Spain meaning there is everything to play for at Signal Iduna Park on Tuesday night


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

Gamez, Lugano, Demichelis, Antunes
Toulalan, Camacho
Joaquin, Baptista, Isco

Borussia Dortmund are set to receive a fitness boost in the form of Mats Hummels, who failed a fitness test to face Augsburg on Saturday but is likely to have recovered for the Malaga game to replace Felipe Santana in defence.

Sven Bender may get the nod ahead of Sebastian Kehl alongside Ilkay Gundogan in midfield, while Jakub Blaszczykowski is in a race to recover in time to replace Kevin Grosskreutz.

Malaga, meanwhile, will be without Weligton and Manuel Iturra, who both picked up costly yellow cards in the first leg of their meeting with Dortmund.

The likes of Sergio Sanchez, Francisco Portillo, Seba Fernandez and Pedro Morales are all expected to drop to the bench

  • Dortmund have drawn the first leg of a knock-out match on eight occasions and qualified six of those times.

  • Jurgen Klopp's side are the only remaining unbeaten side in the competition following Bayern Munich's 2-0 win over Juventus.
  • BVB have won all four of their home games this season in Europe, conceding just once in the process.
  • Malaga have progressed on both occasions that they have been held at home in European competition, against Leeds and AEK in the 2002-03 Uefa Cup.
  • Manuel Pellegrini is bidding to take a debutant team to the semi-finals of the Champions League for the second time, having done so with Villarreal seven years ago.
  • The Andalusians have won just one game away from La Rosaleda in Europe this season, however.


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Last Five Matches
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Available Squads
1Roman WeidenfellerGoalkeeper
4Neven SuboticDefender
26Lukasz PiszczekDefender
5Felipe SantanaDefender
29Marcel SchmelzerDefender
6Sven BenderMidfielder
8Ilkay GündoganMidfielder
19Mario GötzeMidfielder
11Marco ReusMidfielder
16Jakub BlaszczykowskiMidfielder
7Robert LewandowskiStriker
20Mitchell LangerakGoalkeeper
15Mats HummelsDefender
5Sebastian KehlMidfielder
8Moritz LeitnerMidfielder
18Nuri SahinMidfielder
19Kevin GroßkreutzMidfielder
23Julian SchieberStriker
13Willy CaballeroGoalkeeper
18Jesús GámezDefender
26Martín DemichelisDefender
21Sergio SánchezDefender
8Jérémy ToulalanMidfielder
19Júlio BaptistaMidfielder
1Carlos KameniGoalkeeper
2Diego LuganoDefender
30Javier SaviolaStriker
-Lucas PiazonStriker
9Roque Santa CruzStriker
Players to Watch
Marco Reus
Marco Reus
Position: Midfielder
Squad Number: 11
Games Goals YC RC
0 0 0 0
After making a brilliant start to his career at Dortmund, Reus has tailed off in recent weeks. However, he scored twice in Germany's recent win over Kazakhstan and had a rest over weekend meaning he could be back on form for the visit of Malaga, his side's biggest game of the season.
Diego Lugano
Diego Lugano
Position: Defender
Squad Number: 2
Games Goals YC RC
0 0 0 0
Lugano has not played much football since leaving Fenerbahce for Paris Saint-Germain, but will be thrown in at the deep end against Dortmund, who have been highly impressive at home in the Champions League. He will certainly have his work cut out against Reus, Lewandowski and Gotze.
Dortmund have been phenomenal at home throughout their Champions League run and, on the evidence of last week, they are more than capable of creating chances. They scored four over the weekend and will not be so wasteful last week.
Editor's Prediction
Malaga 0

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