Dortmund (dpa) - Borussia Dortmund wants to use the great opportunity and make a preliminary decision on the fourth group match day of the Champions League.
With a victory this Tuesday (9 p.m. / DAZN) over Club Bruges, the round of 16 would be within reach for the league leaders.
After the 5-2 victory in the Bundesliga on the previous Saturday at Hertha BSC with the four-pack from Erling Haaland, there is a great atmosphere.
The debut young star Youssoufa Moukoko, who could write football history again on Tuesday, also contributed to this.
INITIAL SITUATION: After the 1: 3 at the group start at Lazio Rome there was plenty of scolding.
But in the meantime, thanks to the successes against St. Petersburg (2-0) and in Bruges (3-0), BVB has established a good starting position.
The Revierclub leads the table of group F ahead of the Italians (5 points) and Belgians (4).
Another win over Bruges could mean an early decision in the fight for the round of 16.
«We didn't start that well, but we got on well.
We have to go on there.
We're doing everything we can to keep the three points on Tuesday, ”promised defender Manuel Akanji.
STAFF: Lucien Favre is spoiled for choice.
Except for the long-term injured Dan-Axel Zagadou, all professionals are available.
Thomas Delaney, who was previously ailing, was also at the final training session.
Compared to the starting eleven on Saturday at Hertha BSC (5-2), coach Lucien Favre announced changes: “In Berlin we decided on the freshness.
But we will continue to rotate, that is necessary.
Making ten games in 30 days is difficult. "
It is likely that Jadon Sancho, who was spared in Berlin, and Giovanni Reyna, who was only substituted in the 77th minute, storm from the start.
SPOTLIGHT: As before the match in Berlin, where Youssoufa Moukoko became the youngest professional in Bundesliga history thanks to his brief stint, the exceptional BVB talent was also the focus of interest before the duel with Bruges.
After all, he could set the next record just four days after his 16th birthday, replacing Céléstine Babayaro as the youngest player to play in the premier class.
The Nigerian made his debut for Anderlecht at 1-1 in Bucharest on November 23, 1994 at the age of 16 years and 87 days.
However, coach Favre left it open as to whether he would call Moukoko into the squad: “We are very well occupied up front.
We have to wait for the final training. "
CORONA: One day before the game, BVB reported its third corona case.
After returning from the international matches in Cairo against Egypt and South Korea, the Brazilian U-21 international Reinier tested positive.
According to the association on Monday, the 18-year-old is currently symptom-free and is in quarantine at home.
All further tests by players and staff gave a negative result.
The meanwhile recovered Emre Can and Akanji have also been back in the squad for a long time.
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UEFA press kit for the game
Facts about the game on the BVB website
Moukoko on Instagram
Association announcement Reinier