- Schürrle injured
During the friendly against Atalanta Bergamo, Peter Bosz used a line-up that consisted mostly of rotation players with the intention of letting the “first team” play in the Supercup on Saturday. Some players that we expect in starting eleven like Dahoud and possibly Götze aren’t at 100% yet so that’s probably why they are currently playing with the second team. However the inclusion of Pulisic in that group was a bit curious but now we know why Bosz had to play him, André Schürrle picked up an injury.
According to BILD, Schürrle has pain in his back since the Espanyol game which forced him to sit out training for the past few days. Moreover he will miss the Supercup on Saturday. There is no official statement from the club yet so the severity of the injury and the time he’ll be missing is unknown.
- Champions League results
The third round of the Champions League qualification has been played and we have a few interesting results.
The high profile match-up was obviously Ajax Amsterdam taking on OGC Nice with the French club prevailing (1:1, 2:2 Nice advance on away goals) and going through to the next round. It marks an early and disappointing end in the Champions League for a young and exciting Ajax team that got to the Europa League final last season.
Other notable results are Celtic Glasgow winning against Rosenborg Trondheim (0:0, 1:0) and RB Salzburg failing once again to get to the Champions League group stages, losing to HNK Rijeka (1:1, 0:0 Rijeka advance on away goals). After all the fuzz about the Red Bull-connection between Salzburg and Leipzig the Austrian club still failed to advance past their first round.
The draw for the final playoff round will be tomorrow where teams like Liverpool, TSG Hoffenheim and FC Sevilla will join the competition.
Daily Buzz: BVB’s Director of sales and marketing Carsten Cramer participated in a convention about eSports. A couple Bundesliga teams are already involved in eSports, with Schalke having their own League of Legends team and Wolfsburg supporting FIFA-players.
Do you watch eSports (if yes which ones) and would you like for Dortmund to get involved in it?