Date: 8th May 2021
Time: 7:00 PM (IST)
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Borussia Dortmund lock horns with RB Leipzig in this high-voltage Bundesliga encounter. While Dortmund are in the 5th position of the table, RB Leipzig have been sensational in this tournament and are in the 2nd position of the table. Both the teams look solid and it should be an interesting toss-up. The match is slated to begin at 7:00 PM (IST).
Jude Bellingham is serving a suspension and thus he will not be able to play this game. Youssoufa Moukoko and Marcel Schmelzer will be missing out on this game due to injuries. Star striker Haaland did not train in midweek and is unlikely to feature here.
Dominic Szoboszlai and Christopher Nkunku will be missing out on this game due to injuries.
Borussia Dortmund will be high on confidence as they are coming on the back off a thumping 5-0 victory over Holstein Kiel in the semi-final of the DFB-Pokal. Giovanni Reyna scored 2 goals and Jude Bellingham, Thorgan Hazard and Marco Reus scored 1 goal each to seal the game for Borussia. They also have been in clinical form in the Bundesliga and have won their last 4 Bundesliga matches.
RB Leipzig are in the second position of the table with 19 wins and 64 points under their belt. They too have reached the finals of the DFB-Pokal and will be facing off with the same opposition. They had outclassed Werder in the semi-finals and the score line read 2-1. Hwang Hee-chan and Emil Forsberg had scored goals for RB Leipzig. They also had won their previous Bundesliga game against VfB Stuttgart by a margin of 2 goals.
Probable Playing 11
Marwin Hitz, Thomas Meunier, Manuel Akanji, Mats Hummels, Raphael Guerreiro, Thomas Delaney, Emre Can, Giovanni Reyna, Julian Brandt, Jadon Sancho, Marco Reus
Peter Gulacsi, Dayot Upamecano, Ibrahima Konate, Willi Orban, Nordi Mukiele, Kevin Kampl, Amadou Haidara, Angelino, Marcel Sabitzer, Dani Olmo, Yussuf Poulsen
Goalkeepers: Hitz, Gulacsi
Defenders: Meunier, Akanji, Upamecano, Konate, Mukiele
Midfielders: Sancho, Reus, Sabitzer, Reyna, Haidara
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