Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund travel to Nuremburg on Saturday to take on FC Nurnberg.
Jurgen Klopp's Dortmund have been in sensational form in the league this season, winning all five of their games. Last weekend, they beat Hamburg 6-2 at home. Klopp's team have scored 15 goals and conceded only four, with an average of three goals per game.
New signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has scored five goals, including a hat trick on debut, and striker Robert Lewandowski has chipped in with four. Henrikh Mkhitaryan, who was also purchased this summer, has scored three.
However, Dortmund enters the game after a disappointing 2-1 loss to Napoli in the Champions League. On their road to the finals last season, Klopp's side found it difficult to perform in the Bundesliga after mid-week Champions League exertions. They won only two league matches that followed Champions League group stage fixtures. Whether the team can handle playing two high-intensity games early in the season remains to be seen.
Their opponents, Nurnberg, are sixteenth in the table and have yet to win a game. Their five games have produced two defeats and three draws. Last weekend, they were unable to defeat bottom-placed Eintracht Braunschweig and pressure is beginning to mount on manager Michael Wiesinger.
The manager believes it is too early to make any definitive judgments and hopes his team can turn their form around against the league leaders.
"The most important thing is that I have the support of the club," he told Nurnberg's official website. "The pressure drives me."
Weisinger hopes the support of the home crown can spur his team to victory.
"The thought of playing in front of 50,000 fans is sheer motivation for us," he said.
Dortmund: Klopp's team are currently in the midst of an injury crisis. After the game against Napoli, the German manager may be without his first-choice center-back pairing unavailable. Mats Hummels has back problems while Neven Subotic picked up a head injury. Long-term absentees Sebastian Kehl (foot), Ilkay Gundogan (back) and Lukasz Piszczek (hip) are still on the treatment table.
Nurnberg: Timo Gebhart, Markus Feulner and Markus Mendler are all unavailable for the game but Javier Pinola is set to return from suspension. All eyes will be on striker Daniel Ginczek as he takes on his former club.
Where to Watch
Kick-off is at 7 pm IST (Saturday, 21 September) and live coverage is available on Neo Prime.