Our football match prediction:
Thanks to a 2-1 win over Eintracht Frankfurt Borussia Dortmund won the German Cup last season and they are now on a quest to defend the trophy. The Millionaires kicked off their DFB Pokal campaign with a routine 4-0 win over Rielasingen-Arlen and they are regarded as hot favourites to win Tuesday’s football match against Magdeburg. Petr Bosz’s men are likely to stick to their attacking style of play and Gabon international Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who has been scoring goals for fun this term, should pose a big threat for the opposition defenders. Magdeburg have been impressive at the back of late, but preventing the star-studded Bundesliga side from scoring is easier said than done and, taking everything into account, the visitors are likely to advance to the last 16 of the German Cup. You should bear in mind that Borussia Dortmund crushed Magdeburg (4-1) in their last meeting in the DFB Pokal ten years ago.
Highlighted Player (Sahin):
Born in Germany to Turkish parents, Nuri Sahin is a Turkish international midfielder, who hasn’t exactly managed to realise his full potential. The left-footed footballer remains one of the most impressive players to have graduated from the Borussia Dortmund youth academy, and he went on to become a first team regular at Westfalenstadion at the age of 17. Following a thoroughly impressive loan stint with Feyenoord, Sahin returned to Dortmund, where he enjoyed two more very successful years before signing for Real Madrid. However, it was at that time that his career started taking the wrong turn as he was never able to rediscover his form, and he eventually returned to Borussia following a somewhat disappointing stint at Liverpool. Sahin is no longer considered a first team regular for either club or country, but he has amassed around 50 appearances for the Turkey national team, and he still has time to get his career back on track.
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.