Borussia Dortmund will go up against fourth division side TSV Schott Mainz in the first round of the DFB-Pokal on Saturday.
The 2023/24 season begins on Saturday for Borussia Dortmund, and an intriguing DFB-Pokal first round tie awaits them. The Black and Yellows will take on newly promoted fourth division side TSV Schott Mainz at the MEWA Arena in what will be a real David vs. Goliath contest.
Borussia Dortmund will be confident of getting a comfortable win and securing their progress to the next round. But the DFB-Pokal is one of the most unpredictable competitions in world football, and TSV Schott Mainz will be desperate to pull off what would be a famous upset.
Edin Terzic is set to field a full-strength starting XI on Saturday, with the likes of Sebastien Haller, Donyell Malen, and Marco Reus all in contention to start.
Ramy Bensebaini and Marcel Sabitzer will make their competitive debuts for Borussia Dortmund, although Felix Nmecha is expected to miss the trip to Mainz after picking up an injury. Karim Adeyemi, Gio Reyna, Julien Durnaville and Jamie Bynoe-Gittens are also injured at the moment.
TSV Schott Mainz vs Borussia Dortmund: Live Stream, TV info
Borussia Dortmund’s DFB-Pokal first round tie against TSV Schott Mainz will be broadcast live in Germany on Sky Sport. Fans in the United States can watch the game live on ESPN+. The match will also air live on YouTube in select countries.
Date: Saturday, August 12, 2023
Kick-off: 15:30 CET / 14:30 BST / 09:30 ET
Stadium: MEWA Arena
Live Stream/TV: YouTube (Select Locations), Sky Sport (Germany), ESPN+ (United States), DAZN (Canada), Star+ (Mexico), Astro Go (Malaysia), Ziggo Sport (Netherlands),