Although no one saw it coming, first beat Bayern at home and then in Europe, Real and Manchester City. After a goalless draw in Malaga for the first time will have to deal with the role of favorite
Under the pressure of Jürgen Klopp team in the Champions League was not yet. When he started the match against Ajax, we all remember last season, finished in last place in the group, with Olympiacos Piraeus. It was difficult to require them to victories over Real Madrid and Manchester City, there would be a sensation if the 1/8 finals was not able to Shakhtar Donetsk. Now it is considered to be a strong Borussia favorite.
A week ago has created a lot of chances for goals, with better performance after a quarter of an hour to secure a semi-final game. I ended up goalless draw, now give her a promotion every victory. Fans will be required, because dortmundczycy previous four matches Champions League home win, he scored the only goal Cristiano Ronaldo.
Pressure gave rise to the circumstances. Returns to the first eleven most important defender Mats Hummels, perhaps the healing can wing Jakub Blaszczykowski recent groin, which rallies a week ago was missing. In Malaga suspended for the card runs out of Wellington and assistant captain Manuel Iturry, from Saturday the players are working without a coach. Manuel Pellegrini flew to Chile for the funeral of his father, only to reach Dortmund on Tuesday.
Borussia has promoted Malaga – maybe.
For Klopp and most of his players the night grows to the most important of his career. 46-year-old coach deserved success in the country to the Spanish press considered him a candidate for the head of Real Madrid dressing room, and English – Chelsea. But I need a spectacular success in Europe. Falling from weakened financial problems torn sixth team will extend the way the Spanish league at the Santiago Bernabeu and Stamford Bridge.
In the same way footballers should think. From matched to Barcelona Hummels also planning to change the club’s Robert Lewandowski. Polish striker every goal in the Champions League build brand, raises its price, it works on a higher salary. In this edition went five times more effective only Burak Yilmaz, Leo Messi (after 8 goals) and Ronaldo (9).
Borussia failure does not explain fatigue – were eliminated from the national cup in February, Germany lost the championship a few months ago, a place on the podium Bundesliga has long been uncertain. On Saturday, Augsburg (4-2) staged Klopp players recognized only by regulars matches reserves. For Jonas Hofmann and Leonardo Bittencourt was the first appearance in the starting XI. The whole match on the bench including przesiedzieli Lukasz Piszczek and Ilkay Gundogan, Lewandowski played 38 minutes.
The weekend also rested star Malaga, while rival was fourth in the league Sociedad. After the 1:3 defeat a team from the Costa del Sol loses to a place in the qualifying game giving LM four points. And really a lot more, because due to financial arrears excluded UEFA team of the European Cup next season. Sports arbitration court, which appealed to Spaniards, decides in June.
Match against Malaga will probably be the last in this season Champions League, in which Borussia will have to enter the favorite shoes. If the semi-finals as expected promoted Real, Barcelona and Bayern, regardless of the result of the lottery one of dortmundczyków not require victory.