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The Daily Bee (April 3rd, 2020): Jupiler Pro League the first to end the season

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The Belgian football season has been declared over

SOCCER JPL D29 CLUB BRUGGE VS CERCLE BRUGGE Photo by KRISTOF VAN ACCOM/BELGA MAG/AFP via Getty Images

Borussia Dortmund’s captain picked up a muscle injury in the DFB Cup loss to Werder Bremen back in February and he might be the only player who actually profits from the current break. Reus was scheduled to be back in four weeks but now it has been two months and he still can’t participate in team practice. According to Sebastian Kehl Reus is working on his comeback:

“Marco is not yet completely symptom-free. He is now using the time to become symptom-free and therefore continues to train individually.”

While the current break is good for Reus this is still worrying for a player that had several injuries throughout his career. Hopefully he’ll be back once the Bundesliga actually resumes, possibly in May.

  • Jupiler Pro League

The Belgian Jupiler Pro League is the first European league that has officially announced the end of the 2019/20 season. The league will now consider the current standings the final standings for this season, however it is not really clear in their statement if that means the title will be awarded to Club Brugge who are the current leaders and if there will actually be relegations.

In their statement their mention the health risks as to big to continue play even behind closed doors:

In addition, a resumption of competition could not exclude the risks to the health of players, employees and all those involved in the organization of matches and in maintaining order. In addition, the possible contamination of a player or a core of players risks influencing the sporting development of the rest of the competition in an unacceptable manner.

  • Sancho not good enough for Chelsea?

There have been a lot of rumors and hot takes surrounding Jadon Sancho and today we’ve got a very special one courtesy of former Chelsea player Frank Sinclair. Chelsea is one of the teams Sancho has been linked to and Sinclair doesn’t think Sancho would be a starter for the Blues:

“Is Jadon Sancho any better than Callum Hudson-Odoi on that left-hand side? When you look at the potential of both players, would you spend close to £150 million, which I’d expect would cost, to bring Jadon Sancho to this country or would you just stick to Callum Hudson-Odoi? Personally, I don’t think Jadon Sancho automatically gets into Chelsea’s team.”

This is a very interesting question for the current break we have right now, here are a few other similar questions that we could discuss:

Would Lionel Messi be good enough for BVB’s first team? Is Cristiano Ronaldo really better than Emre Mor? And peak Paolo Maldini or current Manuel Akanji, who is better?