All the matchday info
Siebert to referee | Dahoud to start
Borussia Dortmund will play against 1. FC Cologne at SIGNAL IDUNA PARK on Saturday. Kick-off is at 18:30 CET. We have compiled all the info on this clash in the usual compact format below. This page will be updated if there is any news.
Starting XI: Dahoud begins
A combination of injuries and illnesses plus the suspension of Emre Can have forced coach Edin Terzic into making several personnel changes. The following XI will take to the field at a sold-out SIGNAL IDUNA PARK at 18:27 CET: Meyer – Wolf, Süle, Schlotterbeck, Ryerson – Dahoud – Malen, Bellingham, Guerreiro, Reus – Haller
Referee: Siebert to officiate
Daniel Siebert, a 38-year-old teacher from Berlin, will oversee the Bundesliga match between Borussia Dortmund and 1. FC Cologne. Jan Seidel and Rafael Foltyn will be the linesmen, with Florian Badstübner the fourth official. Pascal Müller has been appointed as the "VAR". Siebert made his Bundesliga debut when he took charge of a game between Schalke 04 and FC Augsburg on 1 September 2012. The 1.91m-tall Berlin native has been a FIFA referee since 2014 and lists sport and travel among his key interests. He is regarded as a very level-headed referee. He first oversaw a game involving BVB on 12 September 2015, when Borussia won 4-2 in Hanover. In total, he has refereed BVB 24 times (17 wins, three draws and four defeats). The last of those was BVB's home game against Hoffenheim on 2 September 2022 (1-0).
Borussia aktuell: Cologne edition is online
A free-of-charge service for those who can't make it to the stadium and are watching the match on TV, and an informative guide for all those who will be live at the ground: "Borussia aktuell" contains all the important info for the home game against 1. FC Cologne in a compact format as a PDF: the squads for both teams, the table, facts on Borussia, the opposition's strengths and weaknesses, plus background info and the pre-match report. ''Borussia aktuell'' can be easily downloaded for free as a PDF using this link.
Tickets: 81,365 – "sooooooold out"
There are no longer any tickets on pre-sale for the 12th home game of the 2022/23 season. Some tickets are still available via the "Secondary Market". You can have a look here.
Live broadcast: Sky & Net Radio
Tabea Kemme, Lothar Matthäus and Sebastian Hellmann will welcome the TV viewers to Sky at 17:30 CET. Wolff-Christoph Fuss (pictured) will commentate on the match. The BVB Net Radio will also give you the usual Black & Yellow take live from the stadium, with Norbert Dickel and Boris Rupert behind the microphone. Match highlights plus the press conference and match reactions will be available on BVB-TV, among others.
Live Ticker: Over to the app
BVB's digital channels operate at full throttle on matchday. And that's not only the case during the match, but throughout the matchday too – starting at 09:09 CET of course. In "Matchday Mode", the BVB app offers news, pictures, posts, videos, statistics and plenty more match info besides. The live ticker starts at kick-off and updates you on all the important moments. In addition to the live ticker, there will be full match highlights, statistics and first-hand info on our social media channels Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. The quickest match report in the league can be found on the app and online at bvb.de seconds after the final whistle. On our website, there will then be match reactions and facts to read.
Kits: BVB in classic yellow
Borussia Dortmund will line-up as per usual for a home game: yellow shirts, black shorts and yellow socks. 1. FC Cologne will wear all-red strips.
Weather: sun and rain
The weather forecast for Saturday: alternating between sunny intervals and rain showers, temperatures of 12 degrees. The probability of rain is 70% and will lower to 35% in the evening.