Bundesliga table leader Borussia Dortmund has to renounce in the home game against TSG 1899 Hoffenheim as feared for head coach Lucien Favre.
The Swiss coach has not been able to recover from his flu-like infection in time, So he signed up sick for the home game on Saturday afternoon.
The BVB officially confirmed this shortly before the game. Already the day before, sports director Michael Zorc had explained that the Dortmund may have to start the match against the Kraichgaus without their success coach.
127808; Good recovery, Coach!
Our head trainer Lucien \35; Favre cannot be on the sidelines today due to a flu-like infection. ’35; BVBTSG pics.twitter.com/gceGIWEGdh
— Borussia Dortmund (@BVB) 9. February 2019
The coaching on the Dortmund side line is carried out alternately by the coaches Manfred Stefes and Edin Terzic.