Berlin - Borussia Dortmund have left Mats Hummels, Shinji
Kagawa, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Sokratis and Ilkay Gundogan behind for
Thursday's Europa League clash at PAOK Salonika ahead of this weekend's Bayern
Second-placed Dortmund are at Pep Guardiola's German league
leaders on Sunday with the hosts going into the Allianz Arena clash with a
Bayern have won all seven of their league games so far this
season, while unbeaten Dortmund have dropped points by drawing their last two
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Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel has left his captain Hummels
behind, also opting to rest playmaker Kagawa and top-scorer Aubameyang who has
scored in each of their seven games so far.
"We need to keep an eye on the load put on the
players," said Tuchel as Dortmund will have played 14 games in 65 days by
the time they play Bayern.
The likes of new signings Gonzalo Castro, South Korea's Park
Joo-Ho and Belgian rising star Adnan Januzaj are set to make the starting
line-up as Dortmund hunt their second straight win in their Europa League
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