Gelsenkirchen (dpa) - Borussia Dortmund has to contest the Revierderby against FC Schalke 04 this Saturday (6.30 p.m.) without Manuel Akanji.

As BVB announced shortly before the kick-off, the Swiss central defender is missing due to a fiber tear.

Compared to the 3-2 win three days ago in Seville, coach Edin Terzic ordered two new professionals in Thomas Delaney and Julian Brandt.

At FC Schalke, Nabil Bentaleb, who was pardoned the previous week, only sits on the bench, with Nassim Boujellab playing for him.

From the midfielder, he hoped for "joy in the game, wit and the ability to go forward and score goals," said coach Christian Gross on Sky TV.

"It's about a lot for us, it's about three points that we really want," added the coach.

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