first against Second in the Bundesliga says goodbye with a perfect Showdown in the winter break. At the start of the last season game day, the top riders from Dortmund hits on Friday (20.30 imF.A.Z.-The live Ticker for the Bundesliga, ZDF and beiEurosport) on its trackers from Mönchengladbach. After the blunder in Düsseldorf (1:2) would shrink the once lush Nine-point lead of the BVB in a further defeat on the three-meter. This could dull the anticipation of Christmas. “We have to try everything, so we can’t tell from the outside, no one that the first half of the season was so beautiful,” said goalkeeper Roman Bürki.

Bundesliga round DISPLAY

Two Flops in series at the end of a really strong half-series of the BVB wants to avoid under all circumstances. Therefore, all the Parties were committed, the frustration over what has been the weakest of the Season on Tuesday in Düsseldorf, Germany to drive quickly. All know that against Mönchengladbach again last forces need to be mobilised. “We have all the possibilities right momentum into the winter break,” said Sebastian Kehl, the head of the franchise Department.

For football-teacher Lucien Favre is not only due to the sparkling tables-constellation a special game. For the first time since his unusual departure from Mönchengladbach in September 2015, he hits in a game at his former Club. “Of course I still have contacts there,” the Coach, “finally, I’ve worked there for five years.” So, he set the injured mönchengladbach midfielder Raffael just a few days ago on the phone wishes for a speedy recovery.

To the chagrin of the Swiss caught up with the injury bad luck, in the meantime, his team. In Abdou Diallo, Manuel Akankji and Dan-Axel Zagadou three Central defenders. A decision on how he wants to deal with this Dilemma, didn’t hit Favre, by his own admission. As the most probable variant is that veteran Lukasz Piszczek from the outside position to the inside moves and Achraf Hakimi him on the right side represents. Another Option is the 20-year-old Amos Pieper from the U 23, the took last at the professional training part. “I’m a little Worried about,” goalkeeper Bürki, given the injury crisis.

That, in the Absence of his defensive strategists of all things, in the game against the second best attack of the League concerned also Favre. With a thoughtful expression he referred to the qualities of the opponent: “This is a very, very dangerous team. She has won 3:0 at FC Bayern. That says it all actually.“

But also the opponent has to worry about personnel. Matthias Ginter and Raphael fall out for sure. The use of Lars Stindl, Jonas Hofmann, Christoph Kramer and Tony Jantschke and Nico Elvedi is questionable. However, coach Dieter Hecking opted not to complain, and was confident: “That is impossible no Mission. Also Fortuna Düsseldorf has done it.“ However, the Coach from a great appreciation for the other Borussia no secret: “The opponent is the measure of all things, and for me, the absolute championship favorite.” A win in Dortmund would be after the evaluation of Max Eberl, “the crowning glory of an extraordinary Hinserie”. The great media hype before the game filled the sports Director visibly with Pride. Eberl: “We look forward to welcoming participants of a Top-game, with the First against the Second. We were not in a long time.“

world Cup-winning goalscorer Mario Götze takes the eddy to his Person more relaxed than earlier. “I am now relaxed. It was a long process to accept that. But now I’m much, much more relaxed. In the end, there are situations in which you grow yourself,“ said the professional soccer player of Borussia Dortmund in an Interview by Eurosport, ahead of the Bundesliga-match of the autumn champion against Mönchengladbach. The world champion of 2014, it was thrown back in the past few years at FC Bayern and BVB sporting valleys and was of health problems.