''I'm particularly happy with the first half,'' said Michael Zorc after the 5-0 win away to MSV Duisburg. The sporting director then directed his focus towards Saturday evening's match-up with Borussia Mönchengladbach.

''We were very switched on at the beginning of the game and we managed to dominate our opponents, not give anything away at the back and score goals at the right time,'' said Zorc in his post-match summary. ''By the time they were down to ten men and we were 3-0 up, the game was over. It was a good start to competitive action. Now we'll pick things up on Saturday.''