Bundesliga: Dortmund demand German Cup minnows switch pitch

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Infromation board reads, "Dear fans, due to the adverse weather conditions, the match has being cancelled" in Sportpark am Lotter Kreuz in Lotte, western Germany on February 28, 2017

Borussia Dortmund want their German Cup quarter-closing at minnows Sportfreunde Lotte played at another stadium after snow pressured Tuesday's sport to be postponed just an hour prior to kick-off.

Borussia Dortmund need their German Cup quarter-last at minnows Sportfreunde Lotte played at another stadium after snow pressured Tuesday’s recreation to be postponed simply an hour before kick-off.

The rescheduled fit will probably be on March 14 however Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke is worried the pitch could again show dangerously unplayable, providing his side with a possible fixture headache.

The German soccer affiliation (DFB) has advised 0.33-division Lotte to search out another stadium as a result of the bad state of the pitch at their modest 10,000-capacity ground, in step with media stories.

"you have to suppose whether or not or not it could actually all happen once more right here," mentioned Watzke of the saturated taking part in surface.

"it could possibly all go incorrect again in two weeks and in the future we will be able to have other video games to play."

Dortmund face a busy few weeks with the cup tie now coming three days earlier than and after a German league sport.

Watzke stated the referee took the best decision to put off Tuesday’s recreation.

"It wasn’t that you can imagine, the pitch had no grip. it might had been unhealthy to play on it," he said.

Dortmund’s director of recreation Michael Zorc agreed.

"You could not stand on the pitch, you slipped, there was once the risk of damage and the danger of colliding with an opponent since you could not stop," he stated.

The draw for the cup semi-finals can be made on Wednesday, after holders Bayern Munich host Schalke, when "Dortmund or Lotte" will go into the pot.

Lotte will be hoping to say any other top-tier scalp having already beaten Bundesliga clubs Werder Bremen and Bayer Leverkusen in earlier rounds.

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