- A new Malaga?
Borussia Dortmund are no strangers to unexpected comebacks in the Champions League. The legendary turnaround against Malaga during the 2013 Champions League run is one of the most memorable moments in Dortmund’s history, so the question today is, can they replicate it against Tottenham Hotspur?
At least Marco Reus seems to think it’s possible, the captain missed the first leg due to injury but wants to do everything to turn things around and even go 120 minutes if he needs to:
“There have already been a number of games in our stadium where history has been written, and we are able to do the impossible in the whole team“ [...] “It was clear that I could not go over 90 minutes in Augsburg after a three-week break, but on Tuesday I’m ready to go over 120 minutes.”
However the odds are clearly in Tottenham’s favor, the 0:3 scoreline in the first leg means one goal from the Spurs and BVB would need to score 5 to advance.
In January a rumor was making the rounds suggesting BVB was interested in Wilfried Zaha to replace Christian Pulisic, according to Sky Sports that interest hasn’t died down. The report suggest both Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich are interested in the 26-year old winger. Zaha recently extended his contract until 2023 but the London based club would be ready to let him leave for 70£ million (~81€/92$ million).
In addition the report claims some German clubs are also keen on acquiring English U21 international Aaron Wan-Bissaka. BVB have been linked to the talented young right back in the past, however it’s not clear if they are still interested in him.
Jadon Sancho is having a breakout season and proving that he’s one of the best young players in Europe, that naturally sparks interest from some of the best and richest clubs in the world. Most recently Manchester United have been said to be interested and if the article from The Telegraph is to be believed they will have stiff competition from PSG. The outlet claims Sancho could be the first English 100£ million player this summer if a transfer happens.
BVB fans should be familiar with their players being linked to other clubs at this point and Sanch will surely leave the black and yellows at some point. Nevertheless Michael Zorc has already confirmed a couple weeks ago that Sancho will be going nowhere this summer. The young winger’s contract runs until 2022, meaning that BVB are in no rush to sell Sancho. Dortmund could still keep him for one or even two more seasons and still make a huge profit of a sale in the future.
Luca Kilian (19) will leave Borussia Dortmund II in the summer and join SC Paderborn in the 2.Bundesliga. The centerback had been one of BVB II’s best players in the Regionaliga West and is now looking to take the next step in his development.
Daily Buzz: Does BVB still have a chance to advance, do you believe a “new Malaga” is possible?