Last weekend, Dortmund became the first team in Bundesliga history to overturn a two-goal deficit inside the first half of a game and go on to win as they beat Borussia Mönchengladbach 4-2. It means the Black-Yellows have earned 11 points from losing positions this league campaign, which is second only to Augsburg (12). However, the Werkself boast an impressive stat of their own to counter that, as the only team in the Bundesliga in 2023/24 yet to drop a single point from a winning position.
BVB come into the game full of confidence after a 3-1 win at AC Milan on Tuesday ensured their progress to the UEFA Champions League last 16 with a game to spare. A draw at home to Paris Saint-Germain on the final matchday will even secure top spot. Yet as convincing as Borussia have been in Europe, their domestic displays have been far more up and down. Their record after 12 Bundesliga outings is seven wins, three draws and two defeats. They come into the game 10 points off leaders Leverkusen, and eight behind Bayern Munich in second. Coach Edin Terzic therefore wants to see the team he’s seen in the Champions League “as quickly as possible in the Bundesliga as well”. You can find out more about today’s opponents in our profile piece.
Anyone wanting to read key information before the game should take a look at the new Werkself Live. The matchday programme, offering the most important facts and stats on the game in compact form, is available at the BayArena. Alternatively, it is available free online HERE.
The German FA (DFB) has appointed Daniel Siebert as today’s referee. The 39-year-old has previously overseen 22 Werkself fixtures, resulting in nine wins, five draws and eight defeats. Siebert’s assistants are Jan Seidel and Rafael Foltyn. The VAR is Benjamin Cortus.
As usual, Werkself Radio is available for anybody unable to be at today's game. The audio broadcast in German begins 30 minutes before kick-off with commentary provided by Niko Hartmann and Cedric Pick. In addition, the live text update service will keep you up-to-date to ensure you don't miss any of the key match action. Both Werkself Radio and the live text update service are available on bayer04.de and in the Bayer 04 app.
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