It’s the top game of the 27th match day of the Bundesliga: On Saturday (3:30 p.m.) BVB welcomes 1. FC Union Berlin. At the press conference before the game, Borussia Dortmund coach Edin Terzic answered journalists’ questions.
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+++ BVB trainer Terzic fears for several top performers +++
As if the 4-2 defeat against FC Bayern wasn’t bad enough, BVB coach Terzic had to replace Nico Schlotterbeck early in Munich. The centre-back suffered a hamstring injury and will be ruled out against Union.
It should also be tight for Thomas Meunier. The full-back has been struggling with back problems for a long time. In addition, as in the 0: 2 in the cup duel at RB Leipzig, striker Sébastien Haller threatens to fail due to knee problems.
Union Berlin is hoping for the return of first-choice goalkeeper Frederik Rönnow. The Danish national keeper was absent from the 2-0 defeat at Eintracht Frankfurt in the DFB Cup on Tuesday due to muscular problems. Ex-U21 national goalkeeper Lennart Grill stood between the posts for him. Midfielder András Schäfer, who was out with a foot injury recently, took part in team training again this week.
+++ Will BVB regain first place? +++
With the 2: 4 at FC Bayern, BVB was still well served last Saturday. BVB is now rid of the championship lead for the time being. However, the chances of regaining first place directly on the Easter weekend are not that bad.
Because the Primus from Munich is on Saturday (3:30 p.m.) as a guest at fourth-placed SC Freiburg. The fact that the Breisgauers can annoy the record champions was only proven in the late 2-1 victory in the DFB Cup on Tuesday evening. A victory for BVB, another slip by Bayern – and Borussia Dortmund would be the hunted again.
+++ How does BVB cope with the end of the DFB Cup? +++
First the 2: 4 swatter at FC Bayern and the associated loss of the table top in the Bundesliga, then the quarter-finals in the DFB Cup against RB Leipzig (0: 2): BVB has had a difficult week.
More than ever, Borussia Dortmund coach Edin Terzic is now in demand as a psychologist. The game plan does not allow BVB to take a breather at the moment. The next top opponent comes on Saturday (3:30 p.m.) with 1. FC Union Berlin.
The Iron have long been more than a surprise team. This is also shown by looking at the table. After 26 match days, the Berliners are third in the table with 51 points. The lead of FC Bayern (55 points) and BVB (53) over the Köpenicker is manageable.
However, Union also had to cope with the end of the DFB Cup during the week. Coach Uwe Fischer’s team lost 2-0 at Eintracht Frankfurt on Tuesday.