The Borussia Dortmund U23s might have drawn 0-0 at RW Essen only three days ago, but they are in Regionalliga West action again this evening when they face 1. FC Kaan-Marienborn in their game in hand. The match was initially scheduled to take place in March, but was postponed on account of international call-ups.
With BVB still in contention for a third-place finish after taking four points from their last two outings and their opponents battling relegation, it has all the ingredients to be a hard-fought contest under the floodlights. Dortmund boss Alen Terzic was satisfied with the performance at the weekend, having seen his side defend solidly and attack with versatility. "The only thing missing was the right result, the final ball was never right," explained the coach at the post-match press conference. Sergio Gomez, who was deployed as a false nine, could drop back into a more withdrawn role on Tuesday. The young Spaniard possesses excellent technical qualities and a good eye for a pass, so he could well feature in the hole with Gianluca Rizzo returning as the frontman.
The Black & Yellows claimed a comfortable victory in the reverse fixture, where top goalscorer Joseph Boyamba hit a brace thanks to two assists from Gianluca Rizzo. The two will be hoping to reproduce that link-up play on Tuesday. The match at the Rote Erde Stadion will kick off at 18:30 CET, with the stadium gates opening at 17:00 CET.