Sports Sancho and Reyna probably affected: Favre relies on rotation at BVB
BVB continues to rely on Kehl
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Five changes at 1: 3 in Rome, five changes at 3: 0 over Schalke: Lucien Favre recently made his announcements true and started the rotary machine. Numerous personnel changes can also be expected in the important Champions League game against St. Petersburg. However, there is one thing that BVB cannot afford on Wednesday: a slip.
Lucien Favre's world of thought is an inaccessible place for outsiders. The Swiss are extremely reluctant to reveal anything about themselves and their ideas in public. This is particularly noticeable in press conferences and interviews when he answers questions evasively or not at all.
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It doesn't matter whether you ask him how he received Emre Can's positive corona test or how he tactically hired full-back Raphael Guerreiro. Not even the goalkeeper debate, which had become more acute and explosive since the defeat in Rome, could be elicited from him at the weekend. Instead, sports director Michael Zorc and licensed player manager Sebastian Kehl, who both confirmed Roman Bürki as number 1, but at the same time left the back door open that in the end only the coach would decide on his lineup.
Now it is unlikely that Bürki will have to go back to the bench on Wednesday. Even if he couldn't justify his line-up last Saturday. In the 3-0 win against Schalke, the goalkeeper didn't hold a single ball, but he didn't get any on his goal. It was an employmentless afternoon for the Swiss who could just as easily have played on the sidelines with his rival Marwin Hitz Schnick-Schnack-Schnuck for the position in goal. So little was he challenged by Schalke.
The puzzling form of the Jadon Sancho
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A break for Sancho and Reyna
This did not necessarily apply to others, especially the offensive players of BVB were not spared, but got on their socks in rows. As things stand, nobody suffered serious injuries, but one or the other, such as Jadon Sancho or Giovanni Reyna, should initially get a break against Zenit.
Favre himself had already announced in a rather unusual clarity before the start of the English Weeks that he wanted to rely on full rotation in order to distribute the high loads and he recently implemented this regardless of results. In captain Marco Reus and Thorgan Hazard, two professionals who have recently come from the bank are already waiting for a mission. It is similar with the recently spared youngster Jude Bellingham and veteran Axel Witsel, who used to play for St. Petersburg himself.
The goal of BVB against Zenit can only be to get three points. Due to the defeat at the start in Rome, Dortmund have put themselves under pressure. "Getting ahead is our goal and our responsibility," says Zorc. And: "We can't afford to slip up any more."
"We can't afford to slip up any more." - Michael Zorc
These are warning words from the sporting director who demands that his team “go one step further” against Zenit compared to the Schalke game. Because as easy as the offensive cross-brave Schalke made it for BVB on Saturday in defense, the recently also troubled and weakened Russians of Borussia should not make it.
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