03/04/13 – Malaga vs Borussia Dortmund (Champions League Quarter Final)

Malaga vs Borussia DortmundMalaga manager Manuel Pellegrini is likely to select his first choice side since Julio Baptista’s return from injury, with the Brazilan occupying a central advanced midfield role, with Isco moving to a left-sided position.

For Borussia Dortmund, Jurgen Klopp has introduced Nuri Sahin to the side and pushed Ilkay Gundogan into a more advanced position in recent weeks, but the on loan Turkish midfielder is cup-tied in Europe, suggesting Gundogan will return to a deeper role and Kevin Groβkreutz will complete the attacking trio behind Robert Lewandowski. Mats Hummels continues to miss out as he recovers from injury, so Felipe Santana will carry on partnering Neven Subotic in defence.

Malaga continue to be a surprise package in both La Liga and Europe, whereas Dortmund are now accepted as one of the continent’s elite sides, and have assumed the pressure and expectation that this brings… (Read more)

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