On Friday morning, our team will board the plane to Romania for the final sporting chapter of this calendar year: the Christmas Cup in Bucharest. It will take place at Romania's national stadium, the Arena Nationala, on Saturday.
Borussia Dortmund will go up against three-time Romanian champions Rapid Bucharest and Italian top-flight team Fiorentina on Saturday.
The teams will each play 2 x 30 minutes against each other. BVB will kick off against Rapid Bucharest at 12:00 CET and will then play Fiorentina at 13:30 CET. The match between Rapid and Fiorentina is scheduled for 15:00 CET.
The following players will make the journey to Romania: Kirsch, Lotka - Schlotterbeck, Schulz, Meunier, Semic, Collins, Coulibaly, Bueno, Papadopoulos - Özcan, Reyna, Hazard, Moukoko, Brandt, Malen, Can, Adeyemi, Braaf, Gürpüz, Pasalic, Bamba, Pohlmann.
Tickets for the tournament are available both online and from the Ticket Office. Fan representatives Benedikt Watermeier (0170/2285155) and Nicole Möller (0170/7767327) will be available on location as points of contact on Saturday.
We will be broadcasting both BVB games live on the following channels from around 11:55 CET: