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Signal Iduna Park welcomes central German derby. The opponents are separated only by two points in the Bundesliga table. Both need a victory in order to get three points and hold up the leader Bayern Munich.
Borussia Dortmund have won the German league title for the last two years. They have scored eighty goals in thirty four games and conceded twenty five. Schalke has a good away games result in the Bundesliga.
Leaders of home team have played in the abandonment match of the Poland and England in the World Cup qualifier on Tuesday night. So Robert Lewandowski has to gain all his powers. The home team played in their 1-1 draw with Hannover last round. Schalke’s striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar has to prove his confidence like the last season. The Dutch forward had a poor Euro 2012, but has already scored three goals this season.
Both sides come to that match with a number of injured players. Mats Hummels had a hip injury, so he was forced to miss out Germany’s two last matches. But he could back on the field if he’ll be on fit. Marcel Schmelzer had some problems after international duty. So, Chris Low will play as a left-back. Sven Bender and Sebastian Kehl have both slight problems. The act of Ilkay Gundogan is still under doubt cause of his back problems. And at last, Jakub Blaszczykowski is still out off the game as Patrick Owomoyela.
Schalke’s boss Huub Stevens must decide between two keepers Timo Hildebrand and Lars Unnerstall in goal. The Gelsenkirchen team will play without Kyriakos Papadopoulos. In the centre of defence will act Benedikt Howedes. He will play alongside Joel Matip, with Atsuto Uchida on the right flank. Julian Draxler Jefferson Farfan and Tranquillo Barnetta are all doubtful.
Borussia Dortmund line-up: Weidenfeller, Piszczek, Subotic, Hummels, Schmelzer, Bender, Kehl, Perisic, Reus, Grosskreutz, Lewandowski.
Last three matches:
Hannover 96 1 – Borussia Dortmund 1;
Manchester City FC 1 – Borussia Dortmund 1;
Borussia Dortmund 5 – Borussia Mönchengladbach 0.
Schalke 04 line-up:Unnerstall, Uchida, Matip, Howedes, Fuchs, Neustadter, Jones, Farfan, Holtby, Afellay, Huntelaar.
Last three matches:
Schalke 04 3 – VfL Wolfsburg 0;
Schalke 04 2 – Montpellier HSC 2;
F. Düsseldorf 2 – Schalke 04 2.