1.FC Köln – Borussia Dortmund – One of the Derby of the round in which they meet neighbors with seventh and sixth place in the table. Borussia is sixth with two points more, although it was expected that a team from Dortmund to this stage in the championship already has an appreciable advantage over Cologne, which is a good part of the season was great, but lately they let up. Borussia too many oscillations in the game of the great period when they manage to overcome Bayern and, to a very bad when you can not beat Ingolstadt or losses in Frankfurt. Now Borussia again has behind him two excellent matches in which they are enrolled win and draw, and in Cologne is the opposite, and they are after the draw in the last round lost. Overall the Borussia successful in mutual clashes, but in the previous two seasons in Dortmund two draws, and in Cologne two identical home win with the 2: 1. Start: 10.12.2016. – 14:30 CET
Cologne is a few rounds was even second in the table, and then came a slight decrease and still can be said to have been in decline, because in the last round and suffered the heaviest defeat of the season. In the away game against Hoffenheim have lost 4: 0 and he is their only third defeat of the season, by far the most convincing. Imported it with thin domestic draw against Augsburg and without goals, which means that the attackers in a crisis, before all Modeste, who has already scored 12 goals and this attests to the season there.
I do not go now is not it, although Cologne since the beginning of the season and was not recognized by the achievement of goals, but at a great defense that in the last round also completely failed. It remains to them comfort and encouragement on the eve of the visit that are at home undefeated and that they have received only two goals so far, but also his record now be a great test. Coach STÖGER after the aforementioned draw with Augsburg was forced to make one change for violation midfielder Hoger and jumped Ozcan. Now comes the more changes, because returns Hoger, but has fallen Risse but will it change Jojić, and there is now a slightly different formation and Olkowski.
Probable lineups Cologne: Kessler – Sorensen, Mavraj, Heintz – Olkowski, Rausch – Hoger, J.Hector – Jojić – Osaka, Modeste
The shocking defeat in Frankfurt seems to have a positive effect on players Borussia, who then played two very good games against strong opponents. Too bad for the match in Frankfurt, who broke many of invincibility Borussia, but quickly recovered and in the last round the namesake of M’gladbach easily mastered and Dortmund with a 4: 1. It was a match in which the coach Tuchel played with three center-back, without otherwise standard Weigl and fully recovered Reus from the first minute, which proved as the best move. With three assists led his team to victory 4: 1, and the main executor of the course was Aubameyang, with the help of Dembele and Piszczek.
Completely dominated in this view, and waited for them is a great Real Madrid in the fight for first place in the group of the Champions League. The host was supposed to win, and Borussia accepted powerful rally that Madrid side and they paid for it with two goals conceded, with a few missed opportunities. They did not then give in and then they did something that was against Real Madrid almost impossible, they came back into the match and drew 2: 2, but again having entered Reus, which is Tuchel wanted to spare. Now it is at least clear that he has to start the match, and probably returning Ginter and M.GÖTZE.
Probable lineups Borussia Dortmund: Weidenfeller – Piszczek, Sokratis, Ginter, Schmelzer (Guerreiro) – Weigl – M.GÖTZE, Castro – Dembele, Reus – Aubameyang