Breitenreiter demands passionate display

Schalke 04 boss Andre Breitenreiter has called on his side to deliver a spirited performance in the Rivierderby against BVB Dortmund on Sunday.

The Konigsblauen come into the 147th derby in the midst of a poor run of form, with just a single win from their last four Bundesliga outings.

However, Breitenreiter is hoping his side can throw the form book out the window and give the fans something to cheer about this weekend.

"Schalke against Dortmund is the mother of all derbies," he said in his pre-match press conference.

"The tension is building, we are looking forward to the game and we want to play bold football, anything is possible.

"These kind of games are unique. We need passion, desire and a good gameplan. We will also need to be brave."

The Gelsenkirchen club, though, will have to be without the injured Benedikt Howedes and suspended Johannes Geis, while Joel Matip is a doubt.