Malaga vs Borussia Dortmund Live Stream and Highlights
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Date: April 3, 2013; 6:45 PM UTC;
Venue: Estadio La Rosaleda — Málaga.
Two Champions League dark horses face at La Rosaleda. Both teams have made surprising progress in Europe campaign this season and will fight for the ticket to the semi-finals.
Malaga goes 4th in La Liga with 47 points from 29 games. They have some very difficult times this season which enforce them to sale a number of key players. But, they have made the Champions League quarter finals after passing through Porto in the previous round. Their present form has seen 2 draws, 1 lossa nd 2 wins from last five games. Last five home matches the Andalusians have finished with the same stats. Malaga won’t be able to play in the Champions League next season even if they finish in the top 4 cause of financial problems.
Dortmund stands 2nd in Bundesliga with 52 points from 27 games. They have been impressive in the Champions League this season. They have qualified from the most difficult group with Real Madrid, Ajax and Manchester. Their present form has seen 4 wins and 1 defeat from last five games. Last five away matches BvB have finished with 2 draws, 2 defeats and 1 win. In the last 16 they passed through a very dangerous Shakhtar Donetsk. Also, they have no chances to win Bundesliga title, so they could leave all the powers to get to the semi-finals. Borussia Dortmund are one of two unbeaten teams left in the Champions League this season alongside Juventus.
Malaga could name the same squad that played against Rayo Vallecano this weekend. Vitorino Antunes will play at left-back instead of injured Eliseu. Joaquin could be moved to the right wing, with Julio Baptista acting as playmaker. Javier Saviola or Roque Santa Cruz will play instead Pedro Morales.
Borussia Dortmund will play without Marcel Schmelzer, who broke his nose against Stuttgart on Saturday. Mats Hummels is unlikely to be risked, so Felipe Santana will continue to replace him. Ilkay Gundogan and Sven Bender should play in midfield over Sebastian Kehl and Nuri Sahin.
Malaga line-up: Caballero, Gamez, Demichelis, Weligton, Antunes, Toulalan, Iturra, Joaquin, Baptista, Isco, Saviola.
Last three matches:
Rayo Vallecano 1 – Malaga 3;
Malaga 0 – Espanyol 2;
Malaga 2 – Porto 0.
Borussia Dortmund line-up: Weidenfeller, Piszczek, Subotic, Santana, Schmelzer, Gundogan, Bender, Blaszczykowski, Gotze, Reus, Lewandowski.
Last three matches:
VfB Stuttgart 1 – Borussia Dortmund 2;
Borussia Dortmund 5 – SC Freiburg 1;
Schalke 04 2 – Borussia Dortmund 1.