- Injury update
Shinji Kagawa will miss today’s game against Atalanta Bergamo because of an ankle injury that he got during the HSV-game. Mario Götze will probably replace him in the starting lineup which means we could finally see Götze and Reus together on the pitch again unless Peter Stöger decides not to play Marco Reus.
During the press conference Stöger seemed reluctant to start Reus and with good reason, he just returned from injury. However the coach confirmed that Reus actually wants to play and will “discuss and decide” with him.
Meanwhile Marcel Schmelzer might be ready to play again although the Atalanta-game might come to early for him. Having the captain back would alleviate the situation at left back going forward.
Christian Pulisic talked about his start at the club and always having to fight for his spot. The most interesting quote however came when he talked about the Europa League, “We want to win the Europa League. We want to go out there and show we’re the best team in the competition. That’s the attitude we have going into every game. I’m expecting Atalanta to be strong at the back. They’ll make life difficult for us all over the pitch and we’ll definitely have to fight if we want to progress to the next round.”
After Julian Weigl (kicker-interview), Ömer Toprak and Peter Stöger (press conference), Pulisic is the next BVB player to speak about their desire to get as far as possible in the competition.
- Champions League results
Jürgen Klopp and Liverpool had no trouble with Porto winning 5-0 away in Portugal which means they’re basically already a lock for the quarterfinals. Real Madrid had a bit more trouble with Paris St. Germain, PSG actually got the lead at the Santiago Bernabeu but a brace from Cristiano Ronaldo and a Late goal from Marcelo means the defending champs have a solid 3-1 lead going into the second leg.
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