Marius Wolf is out for the rest of the season due to his 3-game suspension for the red card against Schalke last Saturday. This means BVB have once again problems at right back. The hope is that Lukasz Piszczek will be ready to play against Werder Bremen this weekend but the 33-year-old is still recovering from his foot injury and even if he could play it would be a risk playing him for the entire game.
This could potentially lead to Herbert Bockhorn’s professional debut. The young right back is BVB II’s starting fullback and has played in some friendlies for Borussia Dortmund most notably during BVB’s pre-season tour in the USA. However since then he has not been able to break into the first team in any way. The current injury crisis might change that.
- Hakimi wants to return to Real
In an interview with Spanish TV channel Vamos Achraf Hakimi has stated his intention to return to Madrid. The versatile fullback has shown his potential especially in the first half of the season for BVB but trailed off a bit in the second half before his season ending injury. Dortmund were hopeful that they might be able to convince him to stay longer in Dortmund than his two-year loan until 2020 but it seems Hakimi has no plan on staying, admitting that he would like to return to Real Madrid.
- Champions League
Ajax Amsterdam have secured themselves a huge advantage with a 1:0 away win in London. The young squad put on an impressive first half performance to secure the victory and will now head to the second leg in Amsterdam as the clear favorites to get through to the final.
Today Barcelona will host Liverpool in the second semifinal. Jürgen Klopp’s team want to reach the second Champions League final in a row but they will have to get past Lionel Messi to do so.
- Adler retires from football
René Adler has announced his retirement from football in an interview with stern. The former German national team player has 369 professional appearances under his belt for Bayer Leverkusen, HSV and 1.FSV Mainz 05. In addition he has played 12 games for the German national team.
Adler was once considered the biggest talent at his position in Germany even ahead of Manuel Neuer, however injuries have ruined his career early on and he was never really able to recover and fulfill his potential. Now as a 34-year-old Adler has announced that the plethora of injuries will keep him from returning to the pitch.