German football returns this weekend with a lucrative Revierderby clash with the main Bundesliga match
Borussia Dortmund host Schalke in the long-awaited Revierderby as Bundesliga bringing European football straight back to the fans screen for the first time since the game was suspended.
Dortmund Lucien Favre will hope to do justice on their own without the full support of their famous home support, with the victory taking them to the point above Bayern MunichGame on Sundays.
Schalke have enjoyed a good start to the season but have come out of the title race, and will start the game 14 points behind Dortmund in sixth.
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The hosts are on a four match winning streak when the season is stopped, with their latest league match on March 7 being an important 2-1 away win against fourth Borussia Monchengladbach.
Inverted gear see the spoils divided in a goalless draw in Octoberwhile both league derbies last season were won by the visitors that day.
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Borussia Dortmund vs Schalke on US & UK TV
||Borussia Dortmund vs Schalke
||Saturday, May 16
||14:30 GMT / 10:30 am ET
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News and injuries of the Borussia Dortmund team
||Borussia Dortmund troops
||Burki, Hitz, Unbehaun, Hupe, Oelschlagel
||Zagadou, Schulz, Hummels, Akanji, Balerdi, Morey, Piszczek, Schmelzer
||Hakimi, Delaney, Dahoud, Gotze, Reus, Gotze, Guerreiro, Brandt, Hazard, Can, Witsel, Osterhage, Reyna, Raschl
Dortmund face selection headaches in the middle of the field with Emre Can or Axel Witsel unavailable for selection.
Marco Reus, Dan-Axel Zagadou and Nico Schulz also disagree, while there are small doubts surrounding the fitness of Jadon Sancho and Achraf Hakimi – which causes the former to only make benches.
Five substitutions are allowed per team, which means many changes can be expected.
Erling Haaland will hope to find a scoring touch quickly after starting the Bundesliga career with nine goals in eight appearances.
Borussia Dortmund starts XI: Burki; Piszczek, Hummels, Akanji; Hakimi, Brandt, Guerreiro, Delaney, Dahoud, Hazard, Haaland.
Subs: Hitz, Sancho, Schmelzer, Morey, Balerdi, Furich, Gotze, Raschl.
Schalke team news and injuries
||Schubert, Nubel, Langer
||Miranda, Kabak, Nastasic, Stambouli, Kenny, Todibo, Oczipka, Sane, Becker, Thiaw
||McKennie, Mascarell, Serdar, Boujellab, Caligiuri, Harit, Schopf, Mercan
||Raman, Matondo, Gregoritsch, Kutucu, Burgstaller
Schalke boss David Wagner is without midfielder Omar Mascarell and young defender Ozan Kabak, but instead has the most suitable squad to choose from.
Benjamin Stambouli is out but Suat Serdar has recovered from foot and ankle problems which kept him out before the break.
And while the Premier League plans to continue the season remain incomplete, on loan Everton Right-back Jonjoe Kenny will ensure former Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp is not the only party interested in Merseyside.
Schalke starting XI: Schubert; Kenny, Todibo, Nastasic, Oczipka; McKennie, Cagligiuri, Sane, Serdar, Harit, Raman.
Subs: Nubel, Miranda, Gregoritsch, Matondo, Kutucu, Burgstaller, Schopf, Becker, Mercan.