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The Daily Bee (September 16th, 2019): Matchday 4 recap

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BVB bounce back while Bayern vs Leipzig ends in a draw

Borussia Dortmund v Bayer 04 Leverkusen - Bundesliga Photo by Lars Baron/Bongarts/Getty Images
  • Matchday 4 recap

The fourth Bundesliga matchday has come to an end and Borussia Dortmund have bounced back from their loss to Union Berlin with an impressive 4:0 win over Bayer Leverkusen. BVB are now in second place trailing only RB Leipzig who defended their place at the top with a 1:1 draw against Bayern Munich.

The surprise team in the top 4 is SC Freiburg right now who dismantled TSG Hoffenheim 3:0. Christian Streich’s team will likely not stay there but a strong start might help them avoid a relegation battle.

VfL Wolfsburg is still in fifth place despite their 1:1 draw against Fortuna Düsseldorf. Meanwhile, Schalke 04 seems to have improved compared to last season, BVB’s rivals routed SC Paderborn 5:1 and are now in sixth place. Borussia Mönchengladbach won the derby against 1:0 against 1.FC Köln, Union Berlin lost 1:2 to Werder Bremen and BVB’s next opponent Eintracht Frankfurt surprisingly lost 1:2 in Augsburg.

Hertha BSC Berlin find themselves at the bottom of the table right now with yet another disappointing performance and a 1:2 loss to Mainz 05.

  • Marc Bartra’s letter ahead of BVB-Barcelona

Former BVB and Barcelona player Marc Bartra has written a heartfelt letter about his time at both clubs. Bartra was just for two years with the black and yellows but he will always be a fan favorite, if you read the letter it is not hard to see why. A good read, especially ahead of the first duel between both clubs in over 20 years.

Lionel Messi and Ousmane Dembélé are back in training at Barcelona after their injuries but both players are still likely missing out on the game tomorrow at the Westfalenstadion. In addition Samuel Umtiti will definitely miss the game.

Our friends at Barca Blaugranes predicted their line-up and it looks like this:

Ter Stegen; Semedo, Pique, Lenglet, Alba; De Jong, Busquets, Arthur; Perez, Suarez, Griezmann

This is still a great team even without Messi but it’s also a starting eleven that BVB should be able to compete with, especially at home.