Borrrusia Dortmund vs Benfica The match will take place on July 25th at Heinz field. It will be a fairly contested match given that the German and Portuguese teams are full of quality players. Benfica has been on good form in the last 5 matches; W D W W L L compared to Borrusia D L W D L L. The last two encounters of both teams has been a win-win situation and they therefore both have a 50% chance of winning in this game.
Borrusia Dortmund did not win any trophy and managed to Finish 4th in Bundesliga. Reach champions league group stage. Reach Europa league round of 16Benfica on the other pulled a great performance and managed to finis 2nd in the Primeira liga.The team has however improved its side with its new signings N. Castillo from Pumas. O.vlachodimos from Panathinaikos.Borrusia Dortmund has also been keen to improve its side with the appointment of Lucien Favre as their new manager and the joining of Mitchy Batshuayi from Chelsea on loan. however, this side has lost good quality with the exit of Pierre-Emerick Aubemayang in the January transfer window to Arsenal (their top scorer having netted 13 goals) and exit of Sokratis Papasthathopoulos who has now joined arsenal.
This match is important as it will help gear both teams to evaluate their strengths and the areas of weakness that they need to work upon. Benfica will looking forward to retaining its glory as the Portuguese champions. Borrusia have been over-shadowed by Bayern in the last season and they will be keen to close on the weak links that have led to this. Borrusia has had a good representation in the world cup with players Marco Reus and Shinji Kagawa who put up a spirited fight for their countries.