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  • April 13, 2013
  • • 14:30
  • • Trolli ARENA, Fürth
  • Referee: M. Fritz
  • • Attendance: 18000

Greuther Furth-Borussia Dortmund Preview: Visitors back in domestic action

Greuther Furth-Borussia Dortmund Preview: Visitors back in domestic action

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After securing a Champions League semi-final place in midweek, Jurgen Klopp's side travel to the relegation-doomed Bavarians


Nehrig, Sobiech, Mavraj, Baba
Klaus, Furstner, Prib, Petsos
Djurdjic, Sercan


Grosskreutz, Subotic, Hummels, Schmelzer
Kehl, Sahin
Kuba, Leitner, Bittencourt

Greuther Furth will be without a host of players for the visit of last season's champions. Zoltan Stieber and Michael Hefele are both in training, but unfit, Matthias Zimmermann is suspended and Sebastian Tyrala has a torn anterior cruciate ligament.

Dortmund, meanwhile, will make a host of changes from their team against Malaga in midweek, with Kevin Grosskreutz, Nuri Sahin, Sebastian Kehl, Moritz Leitner and Julian Schieber all making starts.

Mats Hummels should get a run out in defence after making his comeback from injury. Patrick Owomoyela remains sidelined.

  • Greuther Furth have yet to win a home game in the Bundesliga this season.
  • A fourth-tier Furth ran out 3-1 winners against Borussia Dortmund in the first round of the 1990 DFB-Pokal.
  • The Bavarians need six more points to avoid recording the lowest-ever Bundesliga points total. 
  • Borussia Dortmund beat Furth in last season's DFB-Pokal semi-final thanks to a last-second Ilkay Gundogan goal.
  • Robert Lewandowski has scored in his last 10 Bundesliga games, leaving him six off Gerd Muller's all-time record of 16.
  • Dortmund recorded a 3-1 home victory over Furth back in November, with Lewandowski scoring the only penalty of his Bundesliga career.


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Available Squads
1Wolfgang HeslGoalkeeper
3Lasse SobiechDefender
18Abdul Rahman BabaDefender
15Thomas KleineDefender
8Stephan FürstnerMidfielder
7Edgar PribMidfielder
13Thanos PetsosMidfielder
23Sercan SararerMidfielder
-József VargaMidfielder
36Felix KlausStriker
-Nikola DjurdjicStriker
20Max GrünGoalkeeper
7Bernd NehrigMidfielder
13Milorad PekovicMidfielder
17Thomas PledlMidfielder
35Florian TrinksMidfielder
6Johannes GeisMidfielder
-Ilir AzemiMidfielder
1Roman WeidenfellerGoalkeeper
15Mats HummelsDefender
26Lukasz PiszczekDefender
5Felipe SantanaDefender
5Sebastian KehlMidfielder
19Mario GötzeMidfielder
16Jakub BlaszczykowskiMidfielder
18Nuri SahinMidfielder
19Kevin GroßkreutzMidfielder
8Ilkay GündoganMidfielder
7Robert LewandowskiStriker
20Mitchell LangerakGoalkeeper
4Neven SuboticDefender
29Marcel SchmelzerDefender
6Sven BenderMidfielder
8Moritz LeitnerMidfielder
32Leonardo BittencourtMidfielder
23Julian SchieberStriker
Players to Watch
Max Grün
Max Grün
Position: Goalkeeper
Squad Number: 20
Games Goals YC RC
0 0 0 0
After the impressive form of Wolfgang Hesl between the sticks for Furth, the goalkeeper will have his work cut out, not just to keep out BVB, but to justify his selection. However, he could prove himself to be an unlikely hero and lead an unlikely victory.
Julian Schieber
Julian Schieber
Position: Striker
Squad Number: 23
Games Goals YC RC
0 0 0 0
After an inauspicious start to his Dortmund career, Schieber finally looks to be hitting some form and netted twice in an impressive performance last week against Augsburg. He will be hopeful of doing something similar against another weak opponent.
Greuther Furth are longed for the 2. Bundesliga, and although Dortmund will be resting a host of stars, the deposed champions should have no problem in seeing off inferior opposition at the Trolli Arena.
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