T-minus 3 days.
The international break is over! Also, it might have been the last one for Jürgen Klinsmann after an embarrassing loss to Costa Rica yesterday. Christian Pulisic can now bundle his rage and unleash it against the Bavarians. If that actually turns out to be true we should think about sending Klinsmann some flowers or something.
- Sebastian Rode is back in training!
.@Sebastianrode20 hat gerade alleine ein paar Runden gedreht. #BVB-Training pic.twitter.com/XV2pQvjNuo— Thimo Mallon (@ThimoM1) November 15, 2016
After his appendectomy Rode has resumed training and will probably be in the squad when Der Klassiker kicks off on Saturday. It is unlikely that he'll be ready to play 90 minutes but Tuchel might be able to count on him if need be.
- Switching sides
When Dortmund play Bayern on Saturday there will be an unusually high amount of players in both squads that switched sides during their career. With Robert Lewandowski and Mats Hummels as well as Mario Götze and Sebastian Rode we could see four players on the field that have worn both jerseys. Curiously both Hummels and Götze have actually switched twice directly between the two clubs.
Here's a list of all the players that were active for both clubs (excluding the ones that are still playing). With 10 players it isn't as long as one might think.
- Jürgen Wegmann (107 games for BVB, 58 FCB)
- Michael Rummenigge (157 BVB, 152 FCB)
- Harald "Toni" Schumacher (1 BVB, 8 FCB)
- Thomas Helmer (190 BVB, 191 FCB)
- Jürgen Kohler (191 BVB, 55 FCB)
- Christian Nerlinger (59 BVB, 156 FCB)
- Stefan Reuter (307 BVB, 95 FCB)
- Robert Kovac (26 BVB, 94 FCB)
- Markus Feulner (15 BVB, 13 FCB)
- Torsten Frings (47 BVB, 29 FCB)
Daily Buzz: So if Jürgen Klinsmann actually gets fired who would be a suitable replacement?