Picking the Best Potential Dortmund Lineup for Midweek Bundesliga Action in Hamburg

Beating FC Köln 5-0 on Sunday was the perfect way to bounce back after suffering defeat in the Champions League in London. 

Despite the controversy surrounding Dortmund's second goal, VAR awarding a goal despite the referee stopping play before the ball crossed the line, die Schwarzgelben look set to challenge for the Bundesliga title this season.

In comparison, Hamburger SV's positive start to the season has been dampened by back-to-back defeats at the hands of RB Leipzig and Hannover 96. 

Markus Gisdol will have his work cut out to stop Dortmund's free-scoring side, who currently sit top of the Bundesliga table, from inflicting more damage on to die Rothosen on Wednesday.

Here's how Dortmund could lineup at the Volksparkstadion...


  • Bürki

​An ever-present for Dortmund this season, Bürki will maintain his position between the sticks. 


  • Piszczek
  • Sokratis
  • Toprak
  • Zagadou

Although Marc Bartra has returned to training for Dortmund, this game comes too early for the Spaniard to return to the squad. 

Ömer Toprak and Sokratis appeared to have formed a cohesive partnership against FC Köln and with the news that Jeremy Toljan would not be fit for Wednesday's match, Dan-Axel Zagadou will keep his spot at left-back with Dortmund remaining unchanged.


  • Castro
  • Sahin
  • Dahoud

Seeing Julian Weigl return to action on Sunday has been something that Dortmund fans have been waiting for, however, with just 22 minutes under his belt, the German is likely to start from the bench once again in Hamburg. 

Gonzalo Castro and Mahmoud Dahoud are likely to sit just in front of Nuri Sahin in the midfield, the trio performing brilliantly in the 5-0 victory over FC Köln.


  • Yarmolenko
  • Aubameyang
  • Philipp

​After notching his first Borussia Dortmund goals on Sunday, even Christian Pulisic's birthday won't see him start ahead of Max Philipp. 

Ukrainian international Andriy Yarmolenko caused Köln constant problems in their Bundesliga clash which, coupled with his screamer against Tottenham in the Champions League, will see him remain on Dortmund's right flank.