Lucien Favre held the team talk prior to the home game against TSG Hoffenheim on Saturday afternoon. But while doing so the head coach, who is currently suffering from illness, kept his distance from the team.

Favre won't be in the stadium this afternoon. "Health comes first," said sporting director Michael Zorc. Favre will be represented by his assistants Manfred Stefes and Edin Terzic, who will share the post-match media duties: Terzic will field questions at the press conference, while Stefes will speak to the TV and radio broadcasters. (br)