Just four days after seeing off VfB Stuttgart, 1. FC Union Berlin will go up against beaten Champions League quarter-finalists Borussia Dortmund at the Westfalenstadion on Wednesday at 20:30 CET.
Petar Musa scored his first Bundesliga goal for 1. FC Union Berlin in a 2-1 win over VfB Stuttgart. The Croatian U21 international tapped home from close range to put Union into a two-goal lead going into half-time at the Stadion An der Alten Försterei. Before assisting Musa's strike on 43 minutes - his ninth assist of the Bundesliga season - Christopher Trimmel set up Grischa Prömel for the 10th minute opener in Köpenick. The midfielder timed his run to perfection and headed in his third Bundesliga goal of the campaign. But Pellegrino Matarrazzo's side fought back after making three substituions during the half-time turnaround: one of them, Philipp Förster showing composure to slot home from inside the box. Stuttgart did throw the kitchen sink in Union's direction but Urs Fischer's team held firm and showed great character to hold out defensively. In the end, Union had opportunities to move 3-1 ahead and end the contest, but a combination of Max Kruse heading over and Gregor Kobel's reactions kept the score at 2-1.
Borussia Dortmund racked up a 4-1 win at home to Werder Bremen on Sunday to consolidate fifth-place in the Bundesliga. Edin Terzic's side scored a double through Erling Haaland, one from Gio Reyna and a late effort from Mats Hummels to close the gap on Eintracht Frankfurt in the UEFA Champions League positions. Haaland's double against a struggling Bremen side made it 23 goals in 24 matches for Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga this season. Dortmund's form in April remains patchy with elimination from the Champions League at the last eight stage following a respectable performance against Manchester City. An away tie at Stuttgart was passed with a 3-2 win, but Dortmund went down 1-2 at home to Eintracht Frankfurt at the start of the month.
Taiwo Awoniyi, Sheraldo Becker and Anthony Ujah are working back from injury and are not available for selection on Wednesday. Leon Dajaku is in quarantine after heading to Stuttgart for further rehabilitation. "It's possible," that Union's first-team squad for the trip to Borussia Dortmund is the same as Saturday's win over Stuttgart.
Wednesday's game in Dortmund will take place behind closed doors.