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    FC Augsburg




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    SC Freiburg


    F Düsseldorf



badenova-Stadion, Germany

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Fortuna Dusseldorf coach Norbert Meier has urged his team not to rest on their laurels after last weekend's morale-boosting win over Stuttgart as they seek three more Bundesliga points at Freiburg.

Dusseldorf broke their 2013 duck with a much-needed 3-1 victory over fellow strugglers Stuttgart last Saturday, and Meier wants his side to continue in the same vein when they visit the Mage Solar Stadion tomorrow.

``We must not be content,'' the 54-year-old said on club website www.fortuna-duesseldorf.de. ``Football is a weekly business. The match against Stuttgart lies in the past. Now we have Freiburg on the agenda.

``Freiburg have a team that have great fighting spirit. They're all about the collective. They are a seasoned Bundesliga club. We saw in the first game how difficult it is to play against this team (0-0 draw in Dusseldorf in September).''

Meier says squad rotation is a luxury he cannot afford, meaning changes are not expected to his line-up tomorrow.

``We don't have any rotation here,'' said Meier, who made three enforced changes against Stuttgart. ``If we change our starting XI, it's because of tactical reasons. We cannot afford rotation.''

Freiburg went down 2-1 at Hoffenheim last weekend - a result which denied Christian Streich's side a place in the top five.

And the coach says his players only had themselves to blame after their six-game unbeaten run away from home was brought to an end.

``We invited Hoffenheim to shoot at our goal,'' he said. ``And they accepted. When you make such mistakes, then obviously you lose. We just weren't alert enough and that's very frustrating.''

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