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Holtby harbours derby hope

9 March 2013 12:55

Lewis Holtby hopes Schalke can beat Borussia Dortmund in Saturday's Ruhr derby as they look to secure Champions League qualification.

The midfielder, who left Gelsenkirchen for Tottenham in January, played a key role in the their 2-1 away win against their rivals earlier this season, and he wants his former team to complete a Bundesliga double over the champions.

"It will be a thrilling encounter and I will keep my fingers crossed that Schalke emerge victorious," Holtby told Goal.com.

"I want my former team-mates and friends to bag the full three points and climb to fourth place in the Bundesliga table.

"It will be a very tough game, though, because Dortmund have a very strong team. A win in the derby will silence Schalke's critics."

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Competition
Bundesliga
Date
9 March 2013
Game week
25
Kick-off
15:30
Half-time
2 - 0
Full-time
2 - 1
Venue
VELTINS-Arena (Gelsenkirchen)
Attendance
61673

Goals

J. Draxler 12'
(assist by A. Uchida) 
1 - 0
K. Huntelaar 35'
(assist by A. Uchida) 
2 - 0
2 - 1

Lineups

Substitutes

# Player Bookings
20
23
18
1
21
27
29

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Bundesliga table

# Team MP D P
1 13 +18 33
2 13 +20 30
3 13 +9 27
4 13 +11 25
5 13 +8 25
6 13 +16 24
7 13 +6 22
8 13 +3 17
9 13 -1 17
10 13 -2 17
11 13 -8 16
12 13 -4 14
13 13 -9 13
14 13 -15 11
15 13 -6 10
16 13 -15 8
17 13 -17 7
18 13 -14 6

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