Borussia Mönchengladbach vs Borussia Dortmund Live Streaming
Borussia Dortmund travel to Borussia Park on Sunday where Marco Reus will play in Mönchengladbach for the first time since making the move last summer.
Marco Reus returns to face his old club for the first time since leaving last summer as Borussia Dortmund travel to Borussia Park to take on Borussia Mönchengladbach on Sunday. In the reverse fixture back in the end of September, BVB just demolished Gladbach to the tune of 5-0 in front of more than 80,000 at the Westfalenstadion.
Injuries and suspensions will play their part in making Sunday's affair a little less star-studded. Gladbach will be without midfielders Patrick Herrmann and Juan Arango, while BVB will miss forwards Robert Lewandowski and Julian Schieber. The four have combined for twenty five goals and twelve assists so far. BVB will also potentially be missing Jakub Blaszczykowski, and nobody really likes to see Kuba miss a game.
Gladbach have only won once in 2013, and it'll be a tough task for them to grab win number two against BVB. Dare I say a Herculean effort? Probably somewhere close to that. The fact that BVB will be throwing Reus onto the pitch is bad enough new for any opponent. The 23 year old has done some absolutely magical stuff on the field for BVB thus far, and every week it's more like that he'll "wow" you rather than get stopped by the opposition. Reus has fourteen goals to his name in all competitions, and he scored a hattrick the last time he played. He had two goals the last time these two sides faced.
The hosts need a solid first half to keep everyone focused on "Can Gladbach win this match?" instead of "Can Gladbach prevent a blowout?". If their "Back 7" play well, then Gladbach stand a shot here. It obviously starts in goal with Marc Andre ter Stegen. The young goalkeeper hasn't been as good as he was last year, and I think that may have a lot to do with not having Dante in front of him this season. However, Gladbach will need a perfect match from him in goal if they're to win this match. He'll need help from his back four of Tony Jantschke, Alvaro Dominguez, Martin Stranzl, and Oscar Wendt. All of those guys need to play well for Gladbach to win, but none may be as important as Thorben Marx and Havard Nordtveit in the middle of the park. The two central midfielders are going to be crucial to pressuring BVB's attack before they can get free runs at the Gladbach defense and cause havoc.
Klopp has an interesting dilemma for this match. Beginning tomorrow, BVB will play five matches in fourteen days. Sunday, they're away to Borussia Mönchengladbah. Wednesday, they're away to Bayern Munich in the quarterfinals of the DFB Pokal. Next Saturday, they host Hannover in the league. A week from Tuesday, Shakhtar Donetsk travel to Dortmund for the second leg of their Champions League tie. Then, BVB will travel to the Veltins Arena for the second Revierderby of the season against Schalke. BVB doesn't have the deepest of squads, so Klopp's management over the next two weeks will be massively important.