Our match prediction:
Borussia Dortmund and Porto take on each other in the first leg of the Europa League last 32 stage clash at Signal-Iduna-Park. The Millionaires have been impressive under Thomas Tuchel this season, but the upcoming matches against the Dragons will be anything but a walk in the park for the Bundesliga outfit. Borussia Dortmund suffered back-to-back defeats to the likes of Krasnodar and PAOK in previous two games in the Europa League and they will be looking to return to winning ways when they square off against Porto on Thursday evening. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang missed Saturday’s game against Hannover through injury, but the team’s top scorer should recover in time to face the Dragons. The Portuguese side will be looking to build on a 2-1 win over Benfica in the Primeira Liga derby and, taking everything into account, there is every chance we will see an entertaining showdown at Signal-Iduna-Park. It is tough to predict the outcome of Thursday’s match, but we are positive that both teams will score in the first leg.
Highligted Player (Hummels):
The German central defender Mats Hummels soccer since 1995 in the youth of Bayern Munich. At this club in 2007 he makes his debut in professional football but the real breakthrough to rival Borussia Dortmund. After just one game in the first team to have played Bayren Munich leaves Hummels in 2008 first on a rental basis, later permanently to another German club, Borussia Dortmund. Dortmund paid the club from Munich in 2009 a transfer fee of 4 million euros. In the 2010-2011 season playing Hummels in the base and he stands out with its excellent playmaking, tackles and defensive actions. Mats comes to 32 league matches, scoring five goals and win the league title with Borussia. He is then seen as one of the best defenders in the Bundesliga. The league title is won in the 2011-2012 season. This time with 81 points, an absolute Bundesliga record.Mats Hummels plays his first match for Germany on May 13, 2010. He is the game in the second half for Serdar Tasci when playing at home against England (3-0). During the Euro 2012 play Hummels all matches. Germany is in the semi-final by Italy (1-2).
Highlighted Team (Borussia Dortmund):
1909 by eighteen footballers from Dortmund. Die Schwarzgelben (The Black and Yellows) play their home games at Signal Iduna Park, but the stadium’s original name is Westfalenstadion. The capacity of Borussia’s home ground is 81,539 and it has to be noted that the stadium was opened in 1974. BVB have the highest average attendance in the world of football. Borussia Dortmund have won eight Bundesliga trophies, while clinching the German Cup title three times. However, the club’s biggest success came in 1997 when they outplayed Juventus in the Champions League final. Karl-Heinz Riedle scored a brace for BVB in the 3-1 win over Juve, with Lars Ricken finding the net in the title game as well. Borussia’s biggest rivals are Schalke 04 and the two teams square off against each other in the Revierderby.