Dortmund - Having taken an “important first step” in their battle to beat the drop on Matchday 18, Borussia Dortmund are intent on laying down a marker in their first home game of the New Year when they welcome in-form FC Augsburg to the Signal Iduna Park (kick-off 20:00 CET/19:00 GMT).
bundesliga.com is on hand to make you privy to all the pre-match rumblings from both camps ahead of a midweek encounter between two teams in vastly contrasting predicaments….
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Dortmund: Weidenfeller - Piszczek, Subotic, Hummels, Schmelzer - Gündogan, Sahin - Kampl, Mkhitaryan, Reus - Aubameyang
Augsburg: Manninger - Verhaegh, Callsen-Bracker, Klavan, Feulner - Baier - Bobadilla, Höjbjerg, Altintop, To. Werner - Ji
As entertaining as it is, Dortmund will hope Mats Hummels is not required to make interventions like this against the Bavarians...