Preview - Freiburg vs Dortmund 9 Sep

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Sep 09, 2017, 11:05 AM Last Edit: Sep 09, 2017, 11:07 AM by Bensergi
Freiburg vs Dortmund

Nuri Sahin will hope to keep up his good form as Dortmund travel to Freiburg. The Turkish midfielder, who is the youngest Bundesliga goalscorer of all time, assisted and scored in Dortmund's 2-0 win over Hertha Berlin prior to the international break. Ousmane Dembele has been sold to Barcelona, and his like-for-like replacement is Andrey Yarmolenko. The 27-year-old Ukrainian is a tricky winger, and is renowned for his sheer pace down the wings. The Yellow & Black brigade have yet to concede a goal this season, while Freiburg are yet to win!


Match Stats:

  • Freiburg 0-0 Dortmund
  • Shots: 3-16
  • Possession: 22%-78%
  • Corner kicks: 0-7

Borussia Dortmund head coach Peter Bosz faces a nervous wait to find out if Marc Bartra and Marcel Schmelzer will be fit to face Tottenham Hotspur in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday.

The defensive duo were both withdrawn in the first half of Saturday's goalless draw at Freiburg, in visible pain.

Schmelzer, who was making his first appearance of the season after rupturing an ankle ligament in pre-season, will undergo further tests over the course of the weekend. Bartra's problem was with his groin.

"It looks like it could be a recurrence of the same ankle injury, judging by how it feels," said Dortmund press officer Sascha Fligge on the subject of Schmelzer. "X-rays don't show ligaments, though, so we'll have to wait for an MRI on the ankle in the morning.

"Bartra has the feeling his injury isn't too bad, but we'll have to see what the scan shows."

Despite the forced changes, Dortmund dominated the match through, especially in the second half with the man advanatage. But Freiburg's defence stood firm, while Die Schwarzgelben gathered over 80 percent of possession. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang did have the ball in the back of Freiburg's net with under 10 minutes to play, but the play was pulled back for a foul that had already been given on Sokratis, much to Dortmund's frustration.

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