M'Gladbach and Dortmund Try to Secure a European Cup Berth

Published April 22, 2017 by Florin P

M'Gladbach and Dortmund Try to Secure a European Cup Berth

Borussia M’gladbach and Dortmund have different objectives and this Bundesliga match can secure them (5:30 p.m UK Time).

Borussia M’gladbach scrambles to recuperate the points lost in the first half of the season, but it is too little too late. Their Champions League expectations were long crushed and now even Europa League looks like a bridge too far. It is still possible to book a seat in the second best continental competition, but in order to do so, they need victory over Dortmund. The visitors are almost certain of playing in the Champions League qualifiers, but they would very much like to secure direct passage.

No Absentees for Borussia M'Gladbach

The home side has played many important games this season without its best players in the starting formation. As they were eliminated from one tournament after the other, they were able to focus on the Bundesliga matches and results speak for themselves. Borussia M’gladbach won most of the games played recently and the injury list shrunk gradually, until no player was left injured.

The hosts will throw everything they’ve got at Dortmund, knowing that the visitors are struggling with fatigue and injuries. They are fighting a battle on two fronts and their Champions League campaign is the top priority. Past performance is also encouraging, as M’gladbach managed to win many games at home.

May the Best Borussia Win

Dortmund had an eventful first leg against Monaco and the players gave everything on the pitch in the second leg, in France. They definitely want to win the match against Borussia M’gladbach, but right now this is simply not the top priority. Rotating players and avoiding injuries is much more important and that’s why they won’t keep their foot on gas for 90 minutes.

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