Dortmund - The German football champions Borussia Dortmund baffled before the knockout stages in the DFB Cup on Tuesday (20.30 clock / ZDF) at the second division leaders Fortuna Dusseldorf for the use of Felipe Santana and Marcel Schmelzer. While the Brazilian Santana suffered an ankle injury in the guest appearance on Saturday at SC Freiburg (4: 1), Schmelzer had to be replaced because of muscular discomfort in the thigh. Exact investigations on Monday should provide further information.
Should center-back Santana fail, Neven Subotic thinks about a premature comeback. Subotic suffered a midface fracture six weeks ago, but has been undergoing a dosed exercise program for some time. A week ago he had let know: "It is planned that I get back to the preparation for the second half of the race again. But if something happens to Felipe or Mats Hummels, you might think that I'm playing with a special mask. "