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The Daily Bee (February 15th, 2019): Europa League results and BVB scouting a striker

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Could Wesley help BVB?

AS Monaco v Club Brugge - UEFA Champions League Group A Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images
  • Europa League results

Both German teams got decent results in their away games but still have to get the job done at home in the second leg. Bayer Leverkusen failed to score an away goal and are now in dangerous position, if Krasnodar score in Leverkusen next week the Bosz-coached team will have to win the game to advance.

Eintracht Frankfurt got a better result, getting a 2:2 draw against Shakhtar. However they had the lead twice and Shakhtar played almost the entire game with just 10 men, Stepanenko got sent off after just 11 minutes.

Other notable results was Arsenal’s shocking 0:1 defeat at BATE, Lazio’s 0:1 loss at home against Sevilla and Chelsea winning 2:1 in Malmö.

  • BVB scouting Wesley

It has been pretty obvious that Borussia Dortmund will have to do something about their striker situation this summer. With Marco Reus and Paco Alcacer both out at the moment BVB showed a lack of ability to create scoring chances and it’s mostly because they lack a true centre forward up front.

The club is apparently looking to change that as several Belgian outlets reported that Borussia Dortmund was one of the clubs that sent out scouts to watch FC Brugge striker Wesley in their Europa League match against Salzburg.

The 22-year old Brazilian striker scored the winner for Brugge in that game and put up a great performance that should have left an impression. Wesley is a different type of striker compared to Alcacer and one Dortmund desperately need, he’s tall (1.91m/6.2ft) and more of a poacher.

However BVB are not the only interested club, PSG, Manchester United, Barcelona, Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea and Arsenal were also at the game to scout Wesley.

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