Fortuna Dusseldorf vs SC Paderborn: Live Stream, TV Updates, and How to Watch Bundesliga 2020 (0-0)
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That is all from the live commentary this afternoon from the game between Fortuna Dusseldorf and SC Paderbon 07. Up next for both teams is the visit to 1. FC Koln for Dusseldorf next Sunday and for Paderbon, they host TSG 1899 Hoffenheim. 

How The Table Looks For Both Sides

Following that result, Paderbon remain bottom of the table, 6 points away from moving out of the automatic relegation zone and nine points from moving clear of the relegation play- offs.

On the other hand, this point for Fortuna in a game that they would of been hoping for three in, means that they are three points away from moving adrift of the relegation play- offs.


The final whistle has been blown and it has finished goalless. Fortuna had the best of the opportunities with Berisha striking the woodwork once in both halves but on the whole, this is probably a fair result in a game in which chances were hard to come by. 

90) Three minutes of time to be added on.


90) Hunemeier earns his fourth booking of the season as he trips up Hennings when he was charging forward towards goal. 

Paderbon Sub

88) Antwi- Adjei who should have just won it for Paderbon is replaced by Evans. 


87) What a chnace to win it as Paderbon break down the ledt hand side through substitute Holtmann. His low cross finds Antwi- Adjei unmarked inside the box but he slices his effort off target when it seemed easier to score. That could be an opportunity that Paderbon could end up to rue for the rest of the Bundesliga campaign.

86) With a couple of minutes remaining the game is seeming to peter out and even though Fortuna have struck the woodwork twice, a point would probably be a fair result.

Fortuna Sub

78)  Kamara comes off as he has been quite quiet for the hosts ro be replaced by Skrzybski

77) Thommy gets down the right hand side but his attempted cross is deflected out for corner. 

Paderbon Double Change

73) Srbeny and Proger come off for Zolinski and  Sabiri.

72) A free kick from the right is punched clear by Zingerle. 

71) A  low cross from the left is unable to be brought down by Kamara inside the box and Paderbon again can clear. 

Fortuna Double Sub

69) A double change for the hosts as Bodzek and Morales come on for Sobottka and Berisha. 


66)  Berisha hits the woodwork for the second time today as he is found unmarked inside the area from a cross from the left but his header rattles the crossbar, then comes off the back of Zingerle but Paderbon eventually manage to clear. A massive let off for the visitors

65) A free kick from the left is headed out as far Berisha but his first time effort ends up well off the mark. 

Fortuna Sub

61) Fortuna make their first change as Fortuna top goalscorer Rowen Hennings replaces Suttner. That could  potentiallybe a game changer for the hosts.

59) Srbeny charges towards goal but is tackled on the edge of the box. The follwo up is smashed towards goal by Proger, but his effort is blocked. The hosts then go up the other end but Kamara's week shot dribbles in to the goalkeeper's path via deflection.

57) Jastrzembski flashes a cross in from the left which just evades Srbeny and Zingerle can collect. Paderbon arebeginning to ease their way back into the game.

56)  A proger free kick from the left is overhit and sails out for a corner. 


54)  Thommy cuts in from the right but he slices his effort horribly wide of the left hand post. Opportunity wasted there for the hosts. 

52) Zimmerman goes down the right hand side and delivers a cross from the right that goes out for a goal kick. However the hosts right back claims he was fouled but the referee waves away the claims.

50) Ritter who replaced Gjasula for Paderbon at the break puts in a  cross from the right but it is hooked away to safety.

48)  Karaman gets a booking for a late challenge on Schonlau inside Paderbon's half, but it did appear that the forward did slip before committing to the challenge. 

47) Karaman does brilliantly to get free down the right hand side but his cross is cleared to safety.

Second Half Begins

45) Paderbon restart the second period.

Both teams are coming out for the second half. Hopefully we can see a little bit more energy and creativity from both sides in the next 45 minutes.

Collins Looking Bright At Left Back

The performance of  left back Jamilu Collins has been one of the positive points of a tame first half showing by the Paderbon as he won the most duels with ten, and when the time has been right, he has shown expresison to show support for winger Jastrzembski.


The half time whistle has gone and it is still goalless at the Merkur Spielarena. The best chance of the half fell to Berisha when his deflected effort struck the post, but apart from that there have not been too many clear cut opportunities for either team. 

It is fair to say, there is much to think about in terms of improvement for both teams at the interval.

43)  A free kick from the left is headed away by Hoffman ,but Hunemeier hooks it in towards the six yard again, but Fortuna again are able to clear.

40) Proger tries to slip in Srbeny down the right hand side but he puts too much on it and Zingerle collects.


37) A free kick from the left by Proger is driven with power towards goal but Kastenmeier parries the ball away to safety. 

36) A good cross from the left by Collins is comfortably headed away by Hoffman. 

34) Karaman is slipped in down the right hand side but he mistimes his run and the flag goes up for offside. 


32) Free kick from the right finds Ayhan at the back post but his header glances narrowly wide of the left hand post. Decent chance there for the hosts.


31) Fortuna are sloppy inside their own area and the ball falls to Srbeny but his snap shot is blocked to safety. First sight of goal for the visitors.


27) Thommy has an effort from outside the area which bounces in front of Zingerle, but he holds the ball on the second attempt of asking.

25) Proger does well down the right hand side but his cross is blocked, but the referee adjudges the last touch to havecome off the winger and a goal kick is awarded.

24) Just past the halfway point in the first half and even though there have not been many chances created, Fortuna look the more likely to break the deadlock.

23) Collins comes forward from left back, but a well timed tackle stops him in his tracks. 


18) Fortuna starting to take a hold of the game as Berisha gets on the end of a cross from the left hand side but his volley is deflected off the post and Paderbon can clear before the hosts can pounce on the rebound.

Agonisingly close there for Uwe Roslers side. 


14) Good opening for Fortuna as on the break Berisha feeds Zimmerman inside the box, but his effort is fantastically blocked out for a corner kick. 

12) Srbeny wins a flick on but Paderbon do not have runner to latch on to it, and Fortuna retain possession. 

10) It has been a slow start to the game with both teams trying to find time on the ball, and neither have formed a clear cut chance as of yet.

6) Fortuna win a free kick inside their own half as Gißelmann is impeded on the left hand side.

5) Zimmerman ventures forward from right back but his through ball is overhit, and rolls out for a goal kick.

3) Sobottka latches on to loose ball inside Paderbon's half and he slips in Thommy, but he loses his footing inside the box and the away side can clear.

2)  The visitors having a spell of possession deep in their own half early on but are failing to force the ball forward.

Kick Off

Fortuna kick off the encounter. Football has officially returned.

Kick off Around The Corner

Just a few minutes away from kick off and due to the current circumstances, there will be no normal routine of the teams lining up next to each other and there will be no pre- match handshake.

Certainly a strange sight for football.

Behind Closed Doors

As it is the first weekend since the Budesliga was suspended due to the covid-19 crisis on the 13th March, all of the games will be played  behind closed doors and it will be that way for the forseeable future.

Therefore it will be interesting to see how both Dusseldorf and Paderbon will cope with having no crowd as it is fair to say that home advantage has gone out of the window.

Changes For Both Sides

Dusseldorf have made one change from the 1-1 draw in their last game away to 1. FSV Mainz 05 with Sobottka coming in for Bodzek.


On the other hand, Paderbon have made four alterations since their 2-1 loss at home  to 1. FC Koln as Drager, Hunemeier, Gjasula and Jastrzembski replace Jans, Strohdiek, Fridjonsson and Michel.  

SC Paderbon 07 Starting Lineup (4-3-3):

Zingerle, Drager, Hunemeier, Schonlau, Collins, Proger Gjasula, Vasiliadis, Anti- Adjei, Jastrzembski, Srbeny

Subs: Strohdiek, Ritter, Sabiri, Jans, Huth, Evans, Mamba, Zolinski, Holtmann

Fortuna Düsseldorf Starting Lineup (3-4-2-1):

Kastenmeier, Zimmerman, Ayhan, Hoffman, Gießelmann, Suttner, Berisha, Stöger, Sobottka, Thommy, Karaman

Subs: Rensing, Morales, Bodzek, Ofori, Pledl, Jorgensen, Skrzybski, Hennings, Zimmer

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‘Everyone is happy to train and play’

Speaking to the press via a virtual press conference,  Paderborn sporting director Max Eberl confirmed that all of the team are happy with playing and are paying close attention to hygiene:

"The team have always been well informed about the necessary measures.

"They have paid really close attention to their hygiene and maintaining the necessary distance over recent weeks and will continue to do so.

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"If a player feels unsafe for themselves or their family, they’re more than welcome to stay at home. No one here is being forced to do anything; everyone is happy to train and play."

Uwe Rösler on Sunday's game

Speaking to the press ahead of Saturday's match, Uwe Rösler spoke about how Fortuna are still not sure what the game will be like:

I still don't have a clear idea of ​​how the entire matchday will go. I can't really imagine the feeling in the minutes before the kick-off,” Rösler admitted at the press conference. Nevertheless, the coach said he was looking forward to the game against Paderborn: “We are in good shape as we can be in the current situation. Everyone knows that it is a very important game. We analyzed Paderborn and we know how we can attack them.

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SC Paderborn 07: Predicted XI

Zingerle; Jans, Strohdiek, Schonlau, Collins; Proger, Fridjonsson, Vasiliadis, Antwi-Adjej; Michel, Srbeny

Fortuna Düsseldorf: Predicted XI

Kastenmeier; Ayhan, Hoffmann, Suttner; Zimmermann, Stoger, Bodzek, Berisha, Giesselmann; Thommy, Karaman

SC Paderborn 07: Team News

For SC Paderborn, both Luca Kilian and Streli Mamba are expected to be out until late may with thigh and knee injuries respectively.

Fortuna Düsseldorf: Team News

Fortuna Düsseldorf have multiple players who may be unavailable for this weekend's game.

Zack Steffen is currently out with a ligament injury and is expected to be back in early June.

Bernard Tekpetey and Dawid Kownacki are all doubts for Saturday's match with injuries.

Alfredo Morales and Adam Bodzek both returned from injury to training this week, whilst captain Oliver Fink left the team's hotel on Monday evening for personal reasons and will not be able to play on Saturday.

Could Paderborn possibly stay up?

SC Paderborn 07 have struggled to adapt to life in the Bundesliga, winning a mere four games in their games in the season so far.

In the rückrunde, they have picked up three points in a single match, winless in their past six.

However, one of the few games which Steffen Baumgart's side have won was against Fortuna back in October of 2019, when they were 2-1 victors at home.

Fortuna looking for league safety

Fortuna Düsseldorf have more security than Paderborn, currently sitting in the relegation playoff place.

Uwe Rösler's side will take Saturday as a chance to try and catch up to Mainz, their game against Paderborn arguably their easiest in their nine gameweeks left, with matches against RB Leipzig and Borussia Dortmund still left to play.

Relegation battle on Bundesliga return

Saturday's game is one between two sides who both look likely to be relegated to the 2. Bundesliga.

Paderborn are rock-bottom of the table, having picked up only 16 points in their 25 games so far.

Fortuna are currently in the relegation playoff position on 22 points, four behind the safety of 15th place that is currently occupied by Mainz.

For Paderborn, Saturday's game is a chance to try and turn their season around, aiming for the slight chance of securing top-flight football next year.

Kickoff time

Dusseldorf vs Paderborn will be played at the Merkur Spiel-Arena, in Dusseldorf, Germany. The kick-off is scheduled for 14:30 BST.

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