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Borussia Monchengladbach

  • Juan Arango 11'
  • Oscar Wendt 18'
  • Patrick Herrmann 60'
  • Raffael Araújo 66'

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Eintracht Frankfurt

  • Stefan Aigner 15'

Borussia Monchengladbach v Eintracht Frankfurt: Preview

Borussia Monchengladbach may not have been in European action like Eintracht Frankfurt this week, but they still have personnel problems to contend with for Sunday's clash.

While tired legs may be Frankfurt coach Armin Veh's main concern, his Gladbach counterpart Lucien Favre has a number of injuries and one suspension to contend with.

Martin Stranzl sits out after his red card last weekend while Filip Daems, Havard Nordtveit and Alvaro Dominguez are all in the treatment room, although Favre says it is a situation which was bound to arise sooner or later.

``We've had a great deal of luck with injuries lately so we can't complain,'' said the Swiss. ``It's all part of football and we can't change it.

``We trust the players we have available for Sunday.''

One of those is Julian Korb, who will make his debut in the Borussia Park Stadion clash.

``I have full faith in him, which is why we were desperate to keep hold of him this summer,'' Favre said.

Tony Jantschke will move into the centre of the defence with Korb playing at full-back, and he and Roel Brouwers can expect a busy afternoon, according to Favre.

``Eintracht are deadly,'' he said. ``Last year, they deservedly finished sixth and they have strengthened their side further this summer. They are heading in the right direction.''

With three wins out of three in their Europa League group, the Eagles are just one more victory away from securing their passage to the knockout stage of the competition, and now they will be intent on rising in the Bundesliga.

``We always want to win and we're doing that in the Europa League, only unfortunately we're not always successful in the Bundesliga,'' said their coach Armin Veh.

``But our performances (in Europe) confirm that we're heading in the right direction.''

Veh admits a few of his players are carrying niggling injuries, but he did not reveal who they were, saying only ``they're not really worth mentioning''.

``What is obvious, though, is that games like this take energy out of you,'' Veh added, referring this time to his whole team.


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