Highlights

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WATCH: SOMMER: “WE NEEDED TO BE CALMER ON THE BALL”

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WATCH: WITSEL: “WE MISSED HAALAND AND REUS”

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WATCH: BELLINGHAM: “IT’S SO DIFFICULT WITH 10 MEN”

Full-time
90'
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WOLF HIGH AND WIDE

Bellingham sends a ball to the back post where Wolf has done well to reach it first. He controls with his chest, but he slices his left-footed volley high and wide of the mark.
90'
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ADDED TIME!

We'll have five minutes of time added on at the end of this game.
90'
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HUGE CHANCE FOR HAZARD!

What an opportunity right at the end for Dortmund as Schulz is found out in space on the left. He whips a ball across goal which Sommer parries to the back post, but Hazard is there to get on the rebound and head back at goal. But he can't get his effort on target as the ball loops onto the roof of the net.
90'

Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 90 minutes

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Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 90 minutes
Through high-end camera technology and machine learning, the speed of each player is evaluated in real time. Top speed then means, the fastest measured single frame of a player/game.
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Thomas Meunier
Thomas Meunier 33.97km/h
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Luca Netz
Luca Netz 33.56km/h
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Youssoufa Moukoko
Youssoufa Moukoko 33.48km/h
86'

SCORING RUN COMING TO AN END?

Dortmund have scored in each of their last 37 Bundesliga games - a club record dating back over a season, but it looks to be coming to an end this evening.
85'

BELLINGHAM BOOKED

The Dortmund midfielder is the latest to be cautioned for a late foul on Sommer in the Gladbach goal.
85'

Yellow card

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Jude Bellingham
Jude Bellingham
83'

ROUND OF APPLAUSE

Hofmann receives a great ovation from the home crowd as he's replaced by Benes.
83'

Substitution

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László Bénes
László Bénes
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Jonas Hofmann
Jonas Hofmann
82'

TRIPLE CHANGE

Reinier, Schulz and Wolf all come on for Dortmund looking for a last push for an equaliser in the final minutes.
82'

Substitution

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Marius Wolf
Marius Wolf
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Thomas Meunier
Thomas Meunier
82'

Substitution

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Nico Schulz
Nico Schulz
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Raphaël Guerreiro
Raphaël Guerreiro
82'

Substitution

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Reinier
Reinier
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Donyell Malen
Donyell Malen
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KOBEL AGAINST THE REST

Dortmund's No.1 is keeping his side in with a fighting chance at the end of this game.
79'

KNOCKING ON THE DOOR

Lovely play from Kramer who slides Hofmann in behind the Dortmund defence. He has four options in the area across goal, but he can't get his pass beyond Hummels who intercepts once more.
74'

ZAKARIA AGAIN!

Almost a second for Zakaria as he curls a shot on target which Kobel is forced to save. It came moments after Kobel had parried Stindl's ball across goal away from the area, with Gladbach teammates lurking in support.
73'

MIDFIELD MOVE

Kramer brings fresh legs into the Gladbach midfield with Kone's debut coming to an end.
73'

Substitution

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Christoph Kramer
Christoph Kramer
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Kouadio Koné
Kouadio Koné
72'

BVB'S STRUGGLES

Without Haaland, Reus, Reyna, Brandt and with Dahoud being sent off, Dortmund have struggled to get their attack going this evening.
Goal attempts
8 off target
2 on target
5 off target
0 on target
71'

NOT FINDING THE RIGHT PASSES

Dortmund are seeing openings through midfield and into the Gladbach defence, now, but aren't finding the right passes when they push forward.
70'

GLADBACH CHANGE

Fresh legs going forward for Gladbach with Wolf on for Netz on the left wing.
70'

Substitution

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Hannes Wolf
Hannes Wolf
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Luca Netz
Luca Netz
67'

LOOKING SOLID

Gladbach's defence has been fantastic all night, allowing not a single shot on target from Dortmund so far. The trio of centre-backs have handled Malen, Moukoko and now Knauff with ease.
62'

KONE FIRES OVER!

He's had an impressive performance on his debut tonight and he has a go for goal here after cutting inside from the left past Meunier. He's only 12 yards from goal, but blazes his shot high over the crossbar.
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THE DIFFERENCE SO FAR

Zakaria's goal at the end of the first is all that separates us here. Will we see another goal before the end with half an hour to play?
59'

KONE BOOKED

Gladbach's midfielder is cautioned on debut after a dive.
58'

Yellow card

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Kouadio Koné
Kouadio Koné
57'

BVB CHANGE

Moukoko comes off for Knauff here, replacing one teenage forward with another as they look for a way back into this game.
57'

Substitution

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Ansgar Knauff
Ansgar Knauff
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Youssoufa Moukoko
Youssoufa Moukoko
57'

NETZ HAS A GO!

Lovely dummy play from Stindl sees Netz pick up possession on the left side of Dortmund's area. He has space to line up a shot, but a crucial block comes in from Hummels.
56'

WHAT AN EFFORT FROM HOFMANN!

The midfielder is in possession out on the right and looks to line up a cross, but it turns into a shot instead and Kobel is forced the parry the ball out from going into his net.
55'

HOPE FOR BVB?

Dortmund have scored 11 of their 17 goals this season in the second half of matches. However, being a man down is not helping their cause and Gladbach are winning the crucial battle in midfield at the start of the second half.
53'

RUNNING THE SHOW

Hofmann is running hard against his former side here this evening.
Distance run (km)
6.9
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Jonas Hofmann Thomas Meunier
51'

EMBOLO DOWN

The Gladbach forward concedes a foul after going in late on Hummels, but he's come off worse here and is taking treatment on the pitch.
47'

MALEN NOT FAR AWAY

A good start from Dortmund as Hazard finds Meunier on the right and his cross meets Malen in the middle, but his header glides wide at the near post.
46'

BACK UNDERWAY!

The second half is off and running with one change for Dortmund, with Hazard on for Pongracic as BVB switch to a four-man defence.
Kick-off!
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Substitution

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Thorgan Hazard
Thorgan Hazard
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Marin Pongracic
Marin Pongracic
Half-time
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NETZ BOOKED

A foul on Meunier earns Netz the seventh yellow card of this first half.
45'
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Yellow card

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Luca Netz
Luca Netz
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ADDED TIME

We'll have two minutes of time added on at the end of this half.
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ZAKARIA IN FORM

The Swiss midfielder has scored each of Gladbach's last two goals in the Bundesliga. His best return from the first six games of a season.
41'

FOULS GALORE

Neither side have held back in their challenges so far and Dortmund are the first side to suffer. They'll now have to comeback from behind with one man less than their hosts.
Fouls committed
7
8
40'

DAHOUD SENT OFF!

A second yellow card for Dahoud and he is sent off here at the end of the first half by Deniz Aytekin.
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Second yellow card

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Mahmoud Dahoud
Mahmoud Dahoud
39'

FIRST SHOT ON TARGET, FIRST GOAL!

It took 37 minutes for us to see a shot on target here but it was worth the wait as Zakaria's strike has put the hosts in front.
37'

ZAKARIA FOR THE LEAD!

A goal from nothing to put the home side in front as Zakaria fires home. Zakaria picks up Guerreiro's clearance in midfield and exchanges passes with Ginter into the Dortmund area. He beats Hummels's challenge to be in on goal and cooly slots the ball home beyond Kobel across goal.
37'

Denis Zakaria

GOAL!

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Denis Zakaria
Goal probability
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Goal probability
Goal probability determines the likelihood that the ball will land in the goal from every position on the pitch. The value is based on large amounts of data from previous years; factors such as shot angle, distance to goal and opponent pressure - as well as mathematical models.
13 %
35'

PONGRACIC BOOKED

A fourth yellow card of the first half as Pongracic brings down Embolo from behind in midfield.
34'

Yellow card

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Marin Pongracic
Marin Pongracic
33'

STINDL BOOKED

Gladbach's captain is cautioned for a foul on Witsel.
33'

Yellow card

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Lars Stindl
Lars Stindl
32'

NETZ SHOT BLOCKED

Gladbach finally find some space behind the Dortmund defence with Stindl sliding Netz into their penalty area down the left, but Netz's shot is crucially blocked by Hummels on the slide.
30'

Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 30 minutes

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Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 30 minutes
Through high-end camera technology and machine learning, the speed of each player is evaluated in real time. Top speed then means, the fastest measured single frame of a player/game.
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Youssoufa Moukoko
Youssoufa Moukoko 33.48km/h
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Marin Pongracic
Marin Pongracic 31.84km/h
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Breel Embolo
Breel Embolo 31.82km/h
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LACKING THE FINAL PASS

Just three attempts on goal between these two sides, with both lacking that final pass in attack and creative spark going forward. Guerreiro is the key man for Dortmund, with the left side proving their focal point going forward, but Scally is handling him well.
25'

SIMILAR TACTICS

It's proving difficult for either side to break down the other so far. The midfield is packed with little space to work through the middle, while there are a lack of numbers on the wings meaning that neither side have many options to work with there.
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ENERGETIC START

There was only one shot in the first 14 minutes, but two yellow cards, seven fouls and a lot of running.
Distance run (km)
24.3
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NOT FAR AWAY

Hofmann's whipped free-kick bounces into the Dortmund area and comes through for Kobel to grab, with Ginter and Embolo in the area looking to get on the end of it.
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HOLDING NOTHING BACK!

An early exchange between Hofmann and Bellingham epitomises the start to this game.
14'

FIESTY START

Some late challenges going in, two cards already shown here with both sides starting intently and the home crowd filling this game with even more passion.
13'

ZAKARIA BOOKED

Aytekin hands out a second booking of the game, this time to Zakaria for a heavy challenge on Malen.
13'

Yellow card

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Denis Zakaria
Denis Zakaria
10'

DAHOUD BOOKED

An early yellow card for the former Gladbach midfielder as he goes in late on Hofmann.
10'

Yellow card

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Mahmoud Dahoud
Mahmoud Dahoud
9'

HUMMELS DENIED

The Dortmund centre-back heads into the Gladbach net from a Dortmund free-kick taken by Guerreiro out on the right, but the Germany international is well offside when he meets the ball.
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BELLINGHAM DOWN THE RIGHT

An early opportunity for Dortmund as Bellingham bursts down the right past Jantschke, but his cross is cleared by the rest of the Gladbach defence. Dortmund on the ball now, and keeping it well as they search for openings.
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ON THE BALL EARLY ON

Gladbach enjoying some early possession here around their defence, with long balls searching for Stindl and Embolo already. Dortmund's three-man backline handling the early pressure.
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COMING TOGETHER

Hofmann and Bellingham having a disagreement in midfield, which brings the two sides together early on. Referee Deniz Aytekin speaking to Bellingham and Zakaria, whose 50-50 challenge sparked that.
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HERE WE GO!

The ball is rolling in Gladbach as the home side get us underway for this blockbuster evening game...
Kick-off!

KICK-OFF COMING UP!

The noise is loud and proud here in Mönchengladbach with home fans back in town once again. It's going to be a passionate evening for the visit of Dortmund.

DORTMUND WITHOUTH HAALAND

From their last five Bundesliga matches without Haaland, BVB have a relatively balanced record (2 wins, one draw, 2 losses). They did, however, pick up a 3-2 with at RB Leipzig the last time their No.9 was missing (May 2021). This is the first time that both Haaland and Reus are missing for BVB in the Bundesliga.

GLADBACH LOOKING TO GET STARTED

Gladbach have only fared worse after five matches of a Bundesliga season once in the last 10 years (2015/16 - five successive defeats).

DORTMUND'S BRIGHT START

Dortmund have won four of their opening five games for the 12th time. On 10 out of the last 11 such occasions, they have gone on to finish at least fourth in the final standings.
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WELCOME TO BORUSSIA-PARK!

GLADBACH TEAM NEWS

The hosts remain without defensive options Lainer and Doucoure, so American teenager Scally starts for the sixth game running in his first full Bundesliga season. He reverts to the right-hand side. Former Dortmund winger Hofmann has shaken off an injury but France attacker Thuram is definitely still missing. Meanwhile, Kone makes his first start in midfield.

NO HAALAND OR REUS FOR BVB!

The big news from those line-ups is that Dortmund are without both top scorer Erling Haaland and captain Marco Reus this evening for their trip to Borussia-Park. Moukoko starts alongside Malen in attack, with a three-man defence coming into place for Rose's return to Gladbach. Expect Bellingham to push forward from midfield for BVB.

GLADBACH STARTING XI!

Sommer - Jantschke, Ginter, Elvedi - Scally, Kone, Zakaria, Netz - Stindl (c), Hofmann - Embolo

GLADBACH SUBS

Sippel, Kramer, Herrmann, Wolf, Plea, Beyer, Benes, Neuhaus, Bennetts

DORTMUND STARTING XI!

Kobel - Pongracic, Hummels, Akanji - Meunier, Bellingham, Witsel, Dahoud, Guerreiro - Moukoko, Malen

DORTMUND SUBS

Hitz, Hazard, Schulz, Reinier, Passlack, Knauff, Wolf

TEAM NEWS COMING UP

With just over an hour to kick-off, we'll have all the official team news from both sides shortly.
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WATCH: PREVIOUS MEETING: GLADBACH 4-2 DORTMUND

Haaland struck twice as Dortmund came from behind to lead 2-1 in the first half, but Gladbach turned things around and went on to find the net thrice more without reply in what was a rip-roaring first game back after the winter break last season.

WHAT THEY'RE SAYING - GLADBACH

"We need to fight together," said Adi Hütter yesterday, his side currently in 15th with just four points on the board so far (W1 D1 L3). "The team wants – and needs to – show from the first whistle that they want to win the game. We need to be tough to play against, get stuck in and run hard for 90 minutes – this will be key, especially against a team that plays good football like Dortmund. BVB have the confidence that we don’t right now. As a result, we need to try other methods. We can cause them problems if we are brave and get the ball forward quickly at the right times. We can’t just park the bus; we have to look to play football too."

WHAT THEY'RE SAYING - DORTMUND

“I’m expecting to face a team with a lot of quality and on their day they’re capable of beating any team in the Bundesliga," said Marco Rose of Gladbach at his pre-match press conference. "They’ll do everything they can to win this special game at home against a strong side. With that in mind, we’ll have to be ready to face anything and to play our own game out on the pitch.”

WHO'S IN AND WHO'S OUT?

The starting line-ups will arrive in a little while, but we already know who WON'T be playing. Brandt (muscular), Can (thigh), Coulibaly (knee), Morey (knee), Reyna (thigh), Schmelzer (knee), Tigges (thigh) and Zagadou (knee) are all out injured for the visitors, with Schulz rated doubtful due to a thigh complaint. Doucoure (Achilles' tendon), Lainer (ankle) and Thuram (knee) are absent for the hosts, while Bensebaini could also miss out with a groin strain.
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WATCH: HAALAND WINS AUGUST PLAYER OF THE MONTH

Seven goals in his first five league outings for Dortmund and voted August's Bundesliga Player of the Month, to boot – reasons enough for us to shoot the breeze with the 21- year-old Norwegian net-burster. Enjoy!

HISTORY ON DORTMUND'S SIDE

BVB have taken maximum points from 40 of the 98 Bundesliga meetings to date, compared to 30 wins for the Foals (28 draws). Gladbach did triumph 4-2 in this fixture last season though, which was also the teams' most recent encounter.
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WATCH: STINDL AND REUS, BORUSSIA CAPTAINS

Lars Stindl and Marco Reus go head-to-head in the Battle of the Borussias: two veteran Germany internationals making and taking from the No.10 position, wearing the respective captains' armbands of Gladbach and Dortmund...

ROSE RETURNS

Dortmund head coach Marco Rose returns to his former employers today, having joined Dortmund from Gladbach over the summer. The 45-year-old had a successful spell at Borussia-Park, winning 40 of the 87 matches (45.9 per cent win rate) he took charge of, drawing 19 and losing 28.

HELLO AND WELCOME

The Battle of the Borussias is upon us! Can Dortmund keep pace with Bayern and close the gap to the leaders to a single point again? Or will Gladbach overcome their nemesis and earn a second Bundesliga victory this season? Let's find out!

Welcome along!

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