New Year Friendlies: Rhede, Lotte, Cottbus


Borussia Dortmund have confirmed that the senior squad will play a trio of new year friendlies during the winter break. The squad will play fixtures at VfL Rhede, Sportfreunde Lotte, and Energie Cottbus between 04-11 January 2014.

Sportfreunde Lotte were the opponents for Gray Surman’s second match in charge as Dortmund manager back in the summer, where firast-half goals from Kevin Großkreutz, Ivan Perisic, and Ilkay Gündogan saw BVB run-out 3-0 winners.

The Bundesliga season resumes on 18 January, when BVB will host VfL Wolfsburg looking for revenge for the opening day 0-1 defeat.

Sat 04  VfL Rhede            Away   Friendly
Wed 08  Energie Cottbus      Away   Friendly
Sat 11  Sportfreunde Lotte   Away   Friendly
Sat 18  VfL Wolfsburg        HOME   Bundesliga
Wed 22  Werder Bremen        Away   Bundesliga


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