Last Updated: Sat, 02 Feb 2013 11:23
Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp is expecting a tough match against Bayer Leverkusen on Sunday as they battle for second spot.
Dortmund are currently third in the Bundesliga standings, just one point and one place behind their weekend opponents, with Bayern Munich seemingly out of sight at the top of the table.
But second place is very much up for grabs, with BVB looking to leapfrog Bayer into the second automatic Champions League place with victory on Sunday.
However Klopp is taking nothing for granted and is expecting a much tougher challenge that when his men won 3-0 in the reverse fixture earlier in the season.
"This is a real top match now, I'm not sure if it was also last time we met, because it's hard to say such things so early in the season," he said. "But now it is for sure. Not only because of the standings, but because of the quality of both teams.
"Honestly there wasn't a moment when I thought 'oh luckily it's just Leverkusen'. It's going to be a really tough match. You could see in their last match against Freiburg, that was a battle on the highest level."
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