- BVB interested in de Ligt?
Matthijs de Ligt is a 17-year-old center-back for Ajax Amsterdam and he is one of the biggest shooting stars in the Eredivisie this season. He has appeared in 14 games for Ajax this season, 9 in the Eredivisie and 5 in the Europa League where his club is currently battling Schalke for a spot in the semifinals. The youngster was so impressive in his few games that he already earned a call up to the national team, his debut came in a World Cup qualifier for the Netherlands against Bulgaria (2:0).
The defense is a well-known weak spot for Borussia Dortmund this season after Mats Hummels left. A big reason for that are the constant injuries to Marc Bartra and Sven Bender and the inconsistent play of Matthias Ginter. Ömer Toprak will hopefully strengthen the defense next season but it is probably smart to look for possible future targets at the center-back position.
- Bartra gets a visit
Marc Bartra is still recovering from his injuries that he sustained during the bombing of the BVB bus, in the meantime he got a visit from his friends and former teammates.
- Roman Bürki talks about the attack
Roman Bürki, who sat next to Marc Bartra on the bus, talked about the attack to the Swiss outlet Der Bund. The goalkeeper admitted: "I still have problems sleeping....The worst part is that I can't sleep through a night." During the interview he talks about the problems he had in the days following the attack. Furthermore he talks about having to play Monaco 24 hours after the event and that it was an awful decision to play the game.
It is an interesting interview which shows what the players actually had (and still have) to go through.
Daily Bee: Before BVB take on Monaco we will get to other games on Tuesday, Leicester-Atletico and Real-Bayern. Which teams will qualify for the semifinals?