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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 17 +37 45
2 17 +16 34
3 17 +8 28
4 17 +9 27
5 17 +7 27
6 17 +1 27
7 17 +4 26
8 17 -5 24
9 17 +0 23
10 17 -5 19
11 17 -6 19
12 17 -4 18
13 17 -11 18
14 17 -10 17
15 17 -12 17
16 17 -13 17
17 17 -8 15
18 17 -8 15

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