Kuba back for Dortmund, Duda captains Malaga
Borussia Dortmund coach Juergen Klopp brought in Polish captain Jakub Blaszczykowski and Germany's Sven Bender for Tuesday's Champions League quarter-final, second leg, at home to Malaga.
- Published: 10/04/2013 at 01:49 AM
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Dortmund's head coach Juergen Klopp attends a press conference in Dortmund, western Germany on April 8, 2013, on the eve of the UEFA Champions League football match against CF Malaga.
Bender replaces Sebastian Kehl in central midfield, while Blaszczykowski, known as 'Kuba' for short, takes over from Kevin Grosskreutz on the right wing having shaken off a leg injury in time for the Signal Iduna Park clash.
Malaga coach Manuel Pellegrini, who only just returned from his native Chile in time for kick-off following the death of his father, named Sergio Sanchez at centre-back in the absence of suspended captain Weligton.
Portugal's Duda was handed the captain's armband on the left wing, coming in for Chilean Manuel Iturra, who was also suspended after picking up a yellow card when last Tuesday's first leg finished goalless in Malaga.
Borussia Dortmund (4-2-3-1):
Roman Weidenfeller (capt); Lukasz Piszczek, Neven Subotic, Felipe Santana, Marcel Schmelzer; Sven Bender, Ilkay Gundogan; Jakub Blaszczykowski, Mario Goetze, Marco Reus; Robert Lewandowski.
Coach: Juergen Klopp (GER)
Willy Caballero; Jesus Gamez, Martin Demichelis, Sergio Sanchez, Antunes; Joaquin, Jeremy Toulalan, Ignacio Camacho, Duda (capt); Isco, Julio Baptista.
Coach: Manuel Pellegrini (CHI)
Referee: Craig Thomson (SCO)
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