The Revierderby : Borussia Dortmund vs FC Schalke 04 – Team News, Tactics, Lineups and Prediction

Borussia Dortmund vs FC Schalke 04 Signal Iduna Park, Dortmund Saturday, 28 February 2015, 15:30 CET (8:00pm IST) ***** The biggest game of the German football calendar has arrived! The Revierderby or the Ruhrderby has been fiercely fought on and off the field by both sides across the years, and with a lot at stake this time as well, it looks to be a cracking encounter once more. Schalke boss Roberto Di Matteo summed it up perfectly before before the 146th encounter between the two sides, “It is a game that will be dominated by the emotions – it will be a game full of passion and tactics”. Team news, tactics and lineup Dortmund On a three game winning streak for the first time this season, the home side will be energized in prospect of avenging the 2-1 loss to Schalke on Matchday 6 earlier this season. Despite being 12th in the table and a loss to Juventus on Tuesday, […] Read more »


UCL Analysis: Juventus Win, English Clubs Falter, Bayer Edge Out Atletico

If there is anything we learned from the second round of fixtures in the 2014/15 UEFA Champions League round-of-16, it is that English clubs still have a long way to go if they are to consistently produce champion sides. Juventus ran out close 2-1 winners over a fighting Borussia Dortmund while Barcelona, yet again, provided an English club with a footballing masterclass. Old Lady stutters to a win Three first-half goals were enough to settle this tie, with Juventus having to thank Carlos Tevez and Alvaro Morata for giving them the lead going into the leg at Signal Iduna Park. An away goal, even in defeat, is crucial as we have learned over the years and Marco Reus will be grateful to Giorgio Chiellini, whose unfortunate slip gave Dortmund a glimmer of hope. An injury to talisman Andrea Pirlo could also be a cause for concern for the Italian giants. The Bundesliga side came into this match on the back […] Read more »

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Borussia Dortmund: 2-1 Against Juventus Is A Top Result, Feels Klopp

Borussia Dortmund fell to a 2-1 away defeat against Juventus, but manager Jurgen Klopp described it as a ‘top result’ for Dortmund. Borussia Dortmund travelled to Turin to face Juventus in the round-of-16 of the Champions League. The result ended in defeat for the away side as Carlos Tevez and Alvaro Morata led their side to a 2-1 victory. Marco Reus scored the only goal of the game for Dortmund as the German capitalized on a Chiellini mistake. Despite the defeat, Dortmund manager, Jurgen Klopp, exuded confidence and claimed that it was a ‘top result’. “It’s not true to say we didn’t have any shots in the second half, but we did play better in the first half,” Klopp told Sky Sport Italia. “Our plan was to press them on the ball, especially Chiellini and Bonucci, which of course worked for the goal. “However, we gave away two goals much too easily and it is always going to be a […] Read more »