Preview - Borussia Dortmund vs Schalke 25 Nov

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Borussia Dortmund vs Schalke

It is a crucial Ruhr derby as Dortmund boss Peter Bosz could find himself out of a job by the end of it. Dortmund are in terrible form, earning just one point from the last 15 available. Schalke have won 13 points over that same stretch, climbing to second in the table.

Schalke, though, haven't beaten Dortmund in the teams' last five meetings. But that pales in comparison to Dortmund's home struggles against Schalke since 2000, where they only won four times.

Dortmund upcoming American startlet Christian Pulisic resumed training on Wednesday after missing the 2-1 loss at Stuttgart and Tuesday's UEFA Champions League defeat to Tottenham by the same scoreline.

His return to the team would be a major boost, while goalkeeper Roman B├╝rki is expected to recover from the head injury that forced him off for the final minutes of the Spurs match.

Schalke have climbed above Dortmund to second in the standings after winning four of their past five league matches. Star midfielder Leon Goretzka returned to training on Wednesday so has a chance of playing, but Franco Di Santo - who scored a penalty in the 2-0 win over Hamburg on Matchday 12 before going off injured at half-time - is a doubt.

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Nov 27, 2017, 01:42 AM Last Edit: Nov 27, 2017, 01:45 AM by Bensergi
Match Stats:

  • Borussia Dortmund 4-4 Schalke
  • Shots: 9-11
  • Possession: 47%-53%
  • Corner kicks: 3-5


Without a league win since September, out of the Champions League and now a 4-0 lead thrown away at home against their local rivals - things are not going well for Borussia Dortmund.

Dortmund were four goals up after 25 minutes against Schalke before the visitors hit back, equalising in the 94th minute.

Striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who was dropped for disciplinary reasons earlier this month, scored the hosts' opener before being sent off in the second half.

Dortmund have taken just one point from their last four Bundesliga games and have fallen to fifth in the table after having a five-point lead at the top at the start of October.

They led the 'Revierderby' through goals from Aubameyang, Mario Gotze, and Raphael Guerreiro, and a Benjamin Stambouli own goal before Schalke scored four of their own in the final 30 minutes.

Guido Burgstaller scored in the 61st minute and Amine Harit four minutes later before Aubameyang was given a second yellow card in the 72nd minute.

Daniel Caligiuri scored the visitors' third with four minutes of normal time remaining before Naldo headed in the equaliser in added time.

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