Bundesliga - matchday 24
02.03.2016 - kick-off: 20:00
Midweek Bundesliga football tonight. Darmstadt is welcoming our boys in the Merck-Stadion am Böllenfalltor and urgently needs the points in the battle against relegation. They are still 4 points ahead of Werder Bremen.
BVB is looking forward to a crucial week as we could have the chance to close the gap to Bundesliga leader Bayern Munich at the weekend, when the bavarians will visit the Signal Iduna Park. Still, the team around coach Tuchel is very focussed on the match against Darmstadt that managed to draw against the BVB in the match end of september last year. A late goal by captain Sulu which caused a little crisis for the black-yellows.
BVB is hoping that Mhkytaryan can keep up his sensational form as the #1 man for assists across europe.
Tuchel can use nearly his full squad, despite defender Sokratis who might return to team training by mid of March. Question will be whether the BVB coach will rotate a bit in order to have fresh players against Bayern at the weekend:
SV Darmstadt 98:
Mathenia – Garics (Jungwirth), Sulu, Rajkovic, Caldirola - Niemeyer, Gondorf - Heller, Rausch - Rosenthal - Wagner
bench: Platins, Zaluska – Gorka, Holland, Junior Diaz, Sirigu, Stegmayer, Ivana, Kempe, Y. Stark, Vrancic, Platte, Sailer, Stroh-Engel
Bürki (Weidenfeller) – Piszczek (Ginter), Bender (Subotic), Hummels, Schmelzer (Park) – Weigl (Ginter) – Gündogan (Leitner), Kagawa (Sahin) – Mkhitaryan (Castro), Aubameyang (Ramos), Reus (Durm)
--> a lot of options there
bench: Weidenfeller – Ginter, Durm, Subotic, Park, Leitner, Castro, Sahin, Ramos, Pulisic
Schiedsrichter Gräfe (Berlin); Assistenten: Pickel (Mendig), Sinn (Filderstadt); Vierter Offizieller: Siebert (Berlin)
Gelbsperre droht: Weigl
Zuschauer: 16.000 (ausverkauft)