November 17, 2012



3 - 1

SpVgg Fu


14:30 +00:00, November 17, 2012

Signal Iduna Park, Dortmund, Germany

Borussia Dortmund v SpVgg Greuther Fürth: Preview

Team Stat Comparison

Borussia Dortmund SpVgg Greuther Furth
Matches Played 34 34
Table Position 2 18
Points 66 21
Goal Difference 39 -34
Goals for * 2.4 0.9
Goals against * 1.1 1.4
Last 5 L-D-D-W-W L-L-W-L-W
Last 5 home L-D-W-W-W L-L-L-L-L
Last 5 away D-W-W-W-L L-W-W-L-D
*  Goals per match - home matches for home club and away matches for away club
Stats: Borussia Dortmund | SpVgg Greuther Furth

Competition Stats

Borussia Dortmund SpVgg Greuther Furth
Goals Robert Lewandowski 24 Nikola Djurdjic 5
Assists Jakub Blaszczykowski 10 Edgar Prib 5
Yellows Marco Reus 4 Stephan Fürstner 8
Reds Marcel Schmelzer 1 Milorad Pekovic 1
Squads: Borussia Dortmund | SpVgg Greuther Furth

Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp has warned Ivan Perisic that if he wants a place in the team, he is going the wrong way about it.

Speaking ahead of Dortmund's home clash with Greuther Furth tomorrow, Klopp criticised the player for complaining about his lack of chances via his agent and requesting a transfer this winter.

"Never, and that goes for decades, has a player managed to talk his way into my team,'' said Klopp.

"It has got to be clear to him that you don't bring something like that up in public.

"If you keep your mouth shut, the chances of things getting better are a lot higher.''

Perisic will therefore have to make do with a place on the bench, at best, against the Bavarian strugglers tomorrow, and Klopp has warned his side not to pay any attention to Furth's league position.

"We are going to have to play an extraordinary Borussia game to make it an impossible task for Furth,'' he said.

Captain Sebastian Kehl is out injured with a knee problem, but Jakub Blaszczykowski is available again after appearing for Poland in midweek.

One Dortmund player hoping the defending champions do not win tomorrow is Lasse Sobiech, who is on loan at Furth until the end of the season.

He has found opportunities few and far between this season, but the suspension of Thomas Kleine means the Germany under-21 international is set to make his starting debut at the Westfalenstadion tomorrow.

"I wasn't able to really give it all my best when I first came to Furth because I had pain in my ankle,'' he said after Germany under-21s' 0-0 draw with Turkey in midweek.

"Now, I want to make a statement.''

Despite being second from the bottom of the table, Furth will travel to Dortmund in confident mood since six of their seven points have been gained on the road this season.