- Guerreiro out for a long time
Raphael Guerreiro was in the starting line-up for Portugal in yesterday's ConFed Cup game against Russia. The good news is that Portugal won 1:0 and Guerreiro helped to secure the three points with an exquisite assist. The bad news however is that he injured his ankle and it looks like he will miss a significant period of time.
The 23-year-old had to be subbed off in the 65th minute and the Portuguese staff immediately suspected the worst case scenario, a fracture of his ankle. Guerreiro was brought to a hospital for further examinations but it doesn't look good. His coach Fernando Santos stated "We really hope that the injury isn't as severe as we think it is. This could have severe consequences for the start of next season." That doesn't sound good.
It is already the third BVB-player who will miss a significant amount of time and the season hasn't even started yet. Marco Reus will (probably) be sidelined until 2018 and Julian Weigl who also suffered a fractured ankle will be back in late September. If the suspicions about Guerreiro's injury prove to be true he will probably be out until October/November.
Not a good start.
- U21 Euros
Germany 3:0 Denmark
Czech Republic 3:1 Italy
There were two games in group C yesterday and we had the first real surprise of the tournament. Italy who were considered one of the favorites of the tournament lost to the Czech team, putting them in a bad spot for the last game against Germany.
The Germans on the other hand are in a good spot ahead of their final game with the second victory in two games. Mo Dahoud was once again in the starting line-up for Germany and put on yet another strong performance in midfield. He dictated the tempo of the game with some great passes which allowed Germany to control the game.
Daily Buzz: Now that Guerreiro is injured who will back up Schmelzer? Passlack? Durm? Park?! Or should Dortmund look to buy another LB?