Our prediction for this match:
Cashpoint-Arena in Altach will host Friday’s friendly between Borussia Dortmund and Bologna. The BVB chiefs did well to sign PSV attacker Donyell Malen in the summer transfer window, but Friday’s game comes too early for the 22-year-old. As always, a man to watch in the Bundesliga side will be Erling Haland, who is likely to pose a big threat to the opposition defenders.
Bologna owners, on the other hand, were on the verge of signing Marko Arnautovic, but the Austria international eventually did not join the Serie A outfit. Sinisa Mihajlovic’s troops aim to build on back-to-back wins over Bagnolese and FeralpSalo, but they will have a big fish to fry in the Cashpoint-Arena showdown. Since BVB are eager to make amends for a 2-0 loss to Athletic Club, we are tempted to put our money on Marco Rose’s troops this time out.
Highlighted Player (Marco Reus):
Marco Reus is a German football player who was born on 31 May, 1989. The pacey attacking midfielder, who is capable of playing as a winger as well, started his senior career at Rot Weiss Ahlen and it has to be noted that he made 43 league appearances for the club in lower leagues.
In 2009 he signed a four-year contract with Borussia M’gladbach and he scored his first Bundesliga goal against Mainz on 28 August, 2009. After impressing with the Fohlen in the 2011/2012 Bundesliga campaign, he joined Borussia Dortmund at the end of the season. He has been playing for the Millionaires ever since and he represents Germany on the international stage as well.
However, he was more than unfortunate to miss the 2014 FIFA World Cup with injury when Joachim Low’s team lifted the prestigious trophy. To make things even worse for Marco Reus, he was forced to withdraw from the Germany Euro 2016 squad as well (injury). The German ace has a contract with Borussia Dortmund which expires on 30 June, 2019.
Highlighted Team (Bologna):
Bologna FC 1909 is an Italian football club founded in 1909 and playing in the Serie A. The club hosts its games in the Stadio Renato Dall’Ara which holds a capacity of 40500 seats. The stadium is named after their former chairman. The club plays its home games in the Stadio Renato Dall’Ara since 1927.
The club colors of Bologna are blue and red and is one of the most successful football clubs in Italy winning the Serie A 7times and the Coppa Italia 2 times in the clubs history. Lately Bologna is not performing like their glory times anymore. The club is often relegated to the Serie B but manages to get back to the Serie A on and off. Another important person in the club is Joey Saputo, Canadian but with Italian roots, which is owner of Bologna.
Well known football players that wore the blue red colors of Bologna in their career are: Falcone, Dokovic, Nakata, Gillet, Pagliuca, Vieri and Zagorakis.