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The Daily Bee (September 7th, 2018): BVB defeat VfL Osnabrück 6:0

Borussia Dortmund v Benfica - International Champions Cup 2018 Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images
  • BVB defeat Osnabrück 6:0

Borussia Dortmund put on a clinic in yesterday’s friendly against VfL Osnabrück highlighted by a 4-goal performance from Jacob Bruun Larsen. The Danish winger scored his four goals in just 40 minutes proving that he is a real option for BVB’s starting eleven when the Bundesliga resumes next Friday.

BVB started with a midfield consisting of Weigl, Kagawa and Götze and all three of them played well. Weigl was his usual self, dropping deep and facilitating Dortmund’s build up. Meanwhile Kagawa and Götze proved to be able to provide the creative spark that BVB were dearly missing against Hannover. At this point either one of them could easily replace Dahoud in the starting eleven.

In addition Sergio Gomez put on a show in the first half scoring once and setting up countless chances from the right winger position. Paco Alcacer made his debut for the black and yellows and was solid but it was obvious that he will still need time to get on the same page with his new teammates.

In the second half BVB lost a bit of it’s focus also due to many substitutions but they still managed to score once (Philipp) to finish with a 6:0 scoreline.

  • BVB players on international duty

Two BVB players played for their national teams yesterday, Marco Reus (Germany) and Jadon Sancho (England U19).

Marco Reus started for Germany at striker in their first game of the Nations League against France. Germany was the better team and Reus had a good chance to score but the game ended in a 0:0 draw.

Jadon Sancho fared a bit better in Engalnd U19’s 4:1 win over the Netherlands, the 18-year-old gave an assist on one of the goals.

  • Thank you Roman!

BVB-legend Roman Weidenfeller will play his farewell game today at the Signal Iduna Park with lots of friends and ex-teammates participating. “Weide” had an illustrious career, playing 551 professional games (453 for BVB) and winning the Bundesliga (2x), DFB Cup (2x) and German Supercup (2x). In addition he played 5 games for Germany and won the World Cup in 2014. Weidenfeller had countless great moments with the black and yellows and will forever tied to the black and yellows. Thank you Roman!