Borussia Dortmund vs Valencia CF: Pre-Season Friendly Live Stream, Schedule, Fixture and Probable Lineups

Dortmund would be heading into the match on the back of a 5-0 win against Verl last Thursday, while the La Liga outfit will be participating in their first friendly on Monday.

Returning Dortmund head coach Edin Terzic recently said that he will be adopting a cautious approach to Reyna’s return following the USA international’s injury struggles last season limited him to just 10 Bundesliga appearances.

The 19-year-old hasn’t featured for the side in any of their three pre-season fixtures so far, but he is with the rest of the squad at their camp in the Austrian resort of Bad Ragaz. Mats Hummels has been a constant in every game so far, doing his bit to cement his place at centre-back ahead of new arrivals Niklas Süle and Nico Schlotterbeck, while captain Marco Reus was given his first run-out of the summer in Thursday’s friendly against Verl, setting up the opener in a 5-0 win. Youssoufa Moukoko scored twice in that game so is pushing for another start, although marquee transfers Sebastien Haller and Karim Adeyemi are sure to make an appearance at some point. Fellow newcomer Salih Özcan is the only doubt, having travelled separately to the camp after having tests done on a knock sustained in training.

Opponents Valencia are some way further back in their pre-season preparations; the Spanish season restarts on August 14, one week after the Bundesliga. As such, this game against Dortmund represents their first friendly of the summer as part of a three-game series at their camp in Switzerland that will also include a match against VfB Stuttgart. After finishing ninth in La Liga last term the club parted ways with head coach Jose Bordalas and installed former Italy midfielder Gennaro Gattuso in his stead. His first signing was Samu Castillejo, the pair having previously worked together at AC Milan, and the winger should be given some minutes here. Aside from that, BVB will have to be wary of last season’s top scorers Carlos Soler and Goncalo Guedes, who both registered 11 goals in the Spanish top flight.

By David

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