The Dortmund keeper still has not fully overcome his leg injury. Marwin Hitz will remain in goal for the first Bundesliga match of the season.
Roman Bürki suffered a deep tear on his shin during the training camp in Bad Ragaz. The 28-year-old was declared fit by Favre at Thursday’s news conference, however, according to Bild, the Swiss goalkeeper is still feeling pain in his leg.
“Roman Bürki still has a training deficit,” sporting director Michael Zorc told Sky before the game, adding: “I assume that he will be available against Cologne.”
The silver lining for Dortmund is that often-criticised Marwin Hitz had all pre-season, the DFL Supercup and DFB Pokal, where he kept clean sheets, to gain match rhythm.
Ruhr Nachrichten reporter Florian Groeger tweeted that midfielder Marius Wolf was watching BVB’s under-19 play against Cologne, which means he is not in the Matchday squad.