The defending Champions League runners-up Borussia Dortmund travel to Petrovski Stadium to take on Zenit St. Petersburg in the first leg of the this round of 16 match-up.
Under normal circumstances, I’d give the advantage to Borussia 9 1/2 times out of 10, but to say Jurgen Klopp is fielding his best 11 players for this match is a seriously egregious statement.
Klopp is without...
Borussia Dortmund midfielders Marco Reus and Sven Bender both picked up thigh injuries in Saturday's 5-1 rout of Werder Bremen.
The Bundesliga club says Reus will be sidelined around two weeks after tearing a muscle in his right thigh, while Bender will likely miss a week with a strain in his right thigh.
Dortmund defender Mats Hummels was already sidelined for two weeks with...
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February 09, 2014
Borussia Dortmund midfielder Sven Bender insists his team are determined to reclaim second spot in the Bundesliga table. Following a […]
Germany World Cup qualifying update: Bender brothers add to German absences - originally posted on Soccerlens.comSven Bender, and twin brother Lars, are regular inclusions in the Germany squad.
Lars and Sven Bender have pulled out of the Germany squad for the FIFA World Cup qualifiers against the Republic of Ireland and Sweden.
The Bender twins, who play for Bayer Leverkusen and...
Midfielders Toni Kroos of Bayern Munich and Sven Bender of Borussia Dortmund have dropped out of Germany's squad for the World Cup qualifiers against Kazakhstan.
Kroos has an inflamed knee, while Bender is down with the flu. Twin brother Lars Bender of Bayer Leverkusen pulled out Saturday because of a heel injury.
Coach Joachim Loew has not decided whether to call up any replacement...
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March 18, 2013
Man Utd to miss out on Dortmund star - originally posted on Soccerlens.comManchester United look set to miss out on Borussia Dortmund target Sven Bender after the 23-year-old extended his contract at the Bundesliga club.
United were reportedly ready to sign Bender this summer as well as making a bid for his brother, Lars, from Bayer Leverkusen. However, Sven has signalled his intent...
Borussia Dortmund midfielders Sebastian Kehl and Sven Bender will miss the defending champion's Bundesliga game at Hoffenheim.
Dortmund coach Juergen Klopp says both players are definitely ruled out of Sunday's league game but could return for Wednesday's German Cup match against Hannover.
Kehl is laboring with a knee injury, while Bender's performances have dipped...
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December 14, 2012
Germany coach Joachim Low has turned to uncapped Sebastian Jung of Eintracht Frankfurt and Borussia Dortmund's Sven Bender to fill the gaps left by injury-enforced defections from his squad to face Holland in an international friendly on Wednesday night.
Bayern Munich trio Bastian Schweinsteiger, Toni Kroos and Jerome Boateng all pulled out of the squad at the weekend while...
Midfielder Sven Bender has claimed Borussia Dortmund have moved on from their derby loss and are focused on their clash...
Borussia Dortmund midfielder Sven Bender faces a stint on the sidelines after suffering a double injury blow against Arsenal on...