It's almost derby time in Hohenbuschei, where the Borussia Dortmund U19s will take on FC Schalke 04 at 11:00 CET on Sunday. "Our aim is to win the game and cement our position among the leading pack in the Bundesliga," declared head coach Michael Skibbe.
Skibbe will be able to call upon goalkeeper Luca Unbehaun for the first time this season. "I hope that the entire defensive line will benefit from his return," said a delighted Skibbe of the Germany youth shot-stopper's comeback. Skibbe will, however, be without Alaa Bakir, who has sustained a fibre tear in the hip region (match preview).
The unbeaten U17s, who top the Bundesliga West, will welcome FC Hennef 05 to the youth training centre in Hohenbuschei on Saturday at 11:00 CET. Captain Dennis Lütke-Frie has declared himself fit following a spell on the sidelines, meaning that coach Sebastian Geppert will have the full squad at his disposal (match preview).