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Bundesliga

Tuchel centre stage as Dortmund host in-form Mainz

Borussia Dortmund are aiming to keep up the pressure on league leaders FC Bayern München when they host an in-form 1. FSV Mainz 05 side on Sunday evening (kick-off 17:30CET/16:30GMT).

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BVB put in a strong performance at home to Bayern last weekend but were unable to close the gap further in an enthralling 0-0 draw in Der Klassiker. Incidentally, fifth-placed Mainz were the side who reinvigorated Dortmund's title challenge by beating the Bundesliga leaders 2-1 on Matchday 24, and they come into this game in high spirits having also defeated FC Schalke 04 and Bayer 04 Leverkusen in recent weeks.

Watch: Dortmund 0-0 Bayern - Matchday 25 highlights

It will be an emotionally charged occasion for Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel, who spent five years in charge of Mainz and was instrumental in establishing them as a top-flight side. His successor, Martin Schmidt, has overseen an excellent campaign so far this term and is looking to steer the 05ers into European competition next season.

Watch: Mainz 0-0 Darmstadt - Matchday 25 highlights

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