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Match facts ahead of #BMGFCU

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Borussia Mönchengladbach

Spectators

  1. Due to Coronavirus regulations, 750 fans will be allowed into BORUSSIA-PARK. Half of that capacity will go to VIP boxes, with the other half in blocks 9, 10 and 11 in the east stand.

Other info

  1. The Foals will play in black armbands on Saturday in memory of Dixie Dörner. The Dynamo Dresden icon passed away on Tuesday at the age of 70. He played 100 times for East Germany and was named “the Beckenbauer of the East”.

Head-to-head

  1. Borussia and Union will face each other for the sixth time in the Bundesliga on Saturday. In their previous five meetings, Union have won twice, Borussia once and there have been two draws.
  2. In the reverse fixture, Borussia lost 2-1 in Berlin – Nico Gießelmann (22’) and Taiwo Awoniyi (41’) put Union 2-0 up before Jonas Hofmann made it 2-1 in added time.
  3. The first competitive meeting between Union and Borussia took place on the 6th February 2001 in the DFB-Pokal. Union, playing in the Regionalliga at the time, got through the semi-final tie on penalties against the then second division side (2-2 aet.).

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  • Borussia were unbeaten in their first seven home games this season, but have since suffered three defeats against SC Freiburg (6-0), Eintracht Frankfurt (3-2) and Bayer Leverkusen (2-1). Only twice in their history have they gone on a longer losing run at home (2010/11 – five, 1989/90 – four).
  • Despite Yann Sommer’s heroics in goal, Borussia have already conceded 35 goals in the league – the last time they had let in that many after 19 matchdays was eleven years ago.
  • Marvin Friedrich, who made a club record 78 Bundesliga appearances during his time at Union Berlin, will play against his former club just eleven days after moving to Borussia.
  • Marcus Thuram, who is yet to score in the Bundesliga this season, has scored more against Union than any other opponent (three).
  • Union are currently the team on the longest unbeaten run in the league (four games: 2W, 2D).
  • 31 points after 19 games is Union’s best haul in their young top-flight history.
  • Grischa Prömel is in impressive form – the midfielder has scored three of his sides four goals so far in the second half of the season.

Officials

  1. Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the DFL will announce the officials on the day of the game.

Social Media

  1. Fans can follow the match on social media using the hashtag #BMGFCU, or by following Borussia’s English language accounts on Facebook and Twitter.
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