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The Daily Bee (August 8th, 2017): Injury update

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And Bayern going after BVB-scout

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  • Injury update

While Raphael Guerreiro, Julian Weigl and Marco Reus will be out for a bit longer we do have some better news from a few of our guys.

André Schürrle and Mario Götze will resume training this week after minor injuries and will probably be ready for the DFB Cup game against FC Rielasingen-Arlen. Shinji Kagawa will also finally be back in training after his shoulder injury. However it will probably take a couple weeks before we’ll see him back in action.

If anyone ever doubted Ömer Toprak to replace Sven Bender, we now have definitive proof that he’s up to the task. He has broken his nose in one of the first games he played for the club and has now made it known that this is the fourth(!) time he had a broken nose. Luckily he won’t miss a lot of time, Toprak could be cleared to play on Saturday with a mask. Fortunately BVB has enough depth at center back with Sokratis, Bartra, Subotic and Zagadou so they don’t have to risk it.

Meanwhile Sebastian Rode has announced that he will have to pause for a few days with a thigh injury.

  • Bayern try to pillage BVB....again

As a Borussia Dortmund fan we’re used to Bayern going after our best players. However now it seems like Bayern won’t stop at players anymore.

The Bavarians recently lost their head of scouting Michael Reschke to VfB Stuttgart in move that shocked pretty much everybody. Bayern losing one of their most important staff members to a newly promoted team is pretty much unheard of. Obviously they will have to replace Reschke now.

According to kicker Bayern are considering making a move for BVB’s head of scouting Sven Mislintat. The man responsible for bringing in the likes of Shinji Kagawa, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Ousmane Dembélé and Raphael Guerreiro is one of the most respected scouts in Germany and has quickly risen to head of scouting for Dortmund.

Losing Mislintat would be tough blow for Dortmund but it seems unlikely that he’ll move. He just signed a new contract until 2019 at the beginning of the year.

Daily Buzz: Every year a couple Bundesliga teams shockingly get eliminated in the first round of the DFB Cup. The David vs Goliath match-up where the underdog comes away with the win is part of the reasons why the DFB Cup is just so damn entertaining so my question is, who will it be this time?

Which Bundesliga team will lose their first round game? Here’s a list of all the games.