Dortmund in Manchester again with Malen, Hazard and Adeyemi
Borussia Dortmund can again fall back on the offensive players Donyell Malen, Karim Adeyemi and Thorgan Hazard in the Champions League game at Manchester City on Wednesday (9 p.m. / DAZN). All three made the journey to England.
Borussia Dortmund can play the offensive players again in the Champions League game at Manchester City on Wednesday (9 p.m. / DAZN). Donyell Paint, Karim Adeyemi and Thorgan Hazard fall back. All three made the journey to England.
Painting (muscle tear) and Adeyemi (Foot injury) had missed five competitive games each, Hazard (thigh problem) missed the 0-3 draw in Leipzig on Saturday. "We will have to use switching moments in particular, so a certain speed will do us good," said sports director Sebastian Kehl: "But we must not forget that one or the other was out for a few days. Tomorrow we have another training session, then we will know who is ready for which phase."
What was certain was the absence of Sébastien Haller after his testicular cancer, goalkeeper Gregor Kobel (torn muscle fiber) and Mateu Morey (meniscus) of 2020 Manchester committed Jamie Bynoe-Gittens and Mahmoud Dahoud (both shoulder injuries).
In Manchester, BVB will meet again with the three ex-Dortmunders Ilkay Gündogan, Manuel Akanji and Erling Haaland. The latter two only switched to the team of former Bayern coach Pep Guardiola this summer. The meeting with Haaland is "certainly a special encounter," said throat: "But it's not just about Erling. Manchester are a very strong team overall, favorites in the group, possibly favorites in the Champions League." BVB is also "still in the clothes of the Leipzig game", said Kehl with a view to the 0: 3 on Saturday: "But why shouldn't we surprise there?"