Borussia Dortmund vs. RB Leipzig Live Stream August 26 2018 Kick Off 16:00 GMT
Germany Bundesliga Live
Borussia Dortmund vs. RB Leipzig
Kick Off 16:00 GMT
The game will be live on BT Sports 1 UK
or BEIN SPORTS 2 or BT Sports 2 UK or BEIN SPORTS 5
Last term’s topsy-turvy performances, although enough to salvage a fourth-placed finish, have prompted wholesale changes, with Lucien Favre coming in as a head coach and a raft of new players, including Achraf Hakimi, Thomas Delaney, Axel Witsel and Marius Wolf, joining the club during the summer.
Roman Bürki looks set to be Favre’s first-choice goalkeeper, despite the arrival of Marwin Hitz, while Jadon Sancho could have earned himself a start against Leipzig after his impressive performance from the bench in Dortmund‘s extra-time win over Greuther Fürth in the first round of the DFB Cup on Monday. Jacob Bruun Larsen is the only absentee.
Leipzig also begin 2018/19 with a new coach, but their man is one who knows more about the club than most. Sporting director Ralf Rangnick has switched roles for the new season, before Hoffenheim coach Julian Nagelsmann takes charge next summer.
Although Leipzig ultimately missed out on a second successive top-four finish, they were the team to snap Dortmund‘s record-breaking 41-match unbeaten home run when they won 3-2 at the Signal Iduna Park in October.
With lethal striker Timo Werner back in training and his team already in the competitive groove thanks to a series of UEFA Europa League qualifiers, Die Roten Bullencould once again cause BVB problems. Rangnick’s troupe are in action on Thursday, however, in the first leg of their Europa League play-off tie against Zorya Luhansk.