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The Daily Bee (April 3rd, 2019): Grindel out as DFB president and Schürrle to return to BVB

Plus Isak keeps on scoring!

Hall Of Fame Gala In Dortmund Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images
  • Isak continues to impress

Alexander Isak was once again the man of the match for Willem II Tilburg in a 4:3 victory over Hercales Alemlo. The striker scored two goals and added two assists in yet another impressive performance.

  • Grindel resigns as DFB president

Reinhard Grindel has resigned as DFB prsident effective immediately, Dr. Rainer Koch and BVB prsident Dr. Reinhard Rauball will take over on an interim basis until a successor is found.

Grindel has been under fire for years, especially after the abysmal performance of the German national team during the 2018 World Cup and his horrendous handling of the Özil/Gündogan-Erdogan fiasco just before the tournament which ended with Mesut Özil resigning from the national team and accusing Grindel of racism. However the straw that broke the camel’s back were reports of dubious earnings that he concealed.

Now one the worlds biggest sports organizations is looking for a new president and some names have already been rumored to be in the running. One of the candidates is supposedly ex-BVB player Christoph Metzelder.

  • DFB Cup results

HSV and RB Leipzig are the first two teams to reach the DFB Cup semifinals.

Hamburg won their duel with fellow 2.Bundesliga team SC Paderborn with 2:0 and RB Leipzig narrowly beat FC Augsburg 2:1 in extra time. Today Bayern Munich will host FC Heidenheim and Schalke take on Werder Bremen to see which two teams will complete the semifinals.

  • Schürrle to return to Dortmund

André Schürrle is currently on loan at Fulham but it looks like he will to Dortmund soon. The initial deal between BVB and the Premier League club was for a 2 years but Schürrle’s stint in England will be cut short. Fulham’s 1:4 loss to Watford yesterday means that the club is officially relegated after just one year back in the Premier League and Schürrle’s deal contains a clause that will prematurely end the loan in case that happens. The 2014 World Cup winner will now return to Dortmund but it’s likely that the club will look to either sell or loan him again.