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The Daily Bee: Jude Bellingham in Training, a Possibility for Der Klassiker

BVB could have a full strength midfield against Bayern.

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Jude doing an impression of me when I learned he might be able to play on Saturday.
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Good morning, everyone! Happy Friday/Der Klassiker Eve.

Jude Bellingham is a special player. The Guardian recently did an excellent piece on how he’s been able win over the BVB fanbase in such a short period of time, that also explained how he’s become such a complete midfielder at such a young age. It’s needless to say that if Borussia Dortmund are going to have a fighting chance against Bayern Munich on Saturday, they’re going to need Jude Bellingham in the squad.

Thankfully, according to Ruhr Nachrichten, this is a distinct possibility. Bellingham returned to training yesterday, indicating that he could be ready to join the squad against Bayern. With the Bavarians missing Joshua Kimmich, Marcel Sabitzer, and potentially Leon Goretzka, BVB could be able to field a definitively stronger midfield, but this relies on Bellingham returning to the squad.

It’s not all good news, though. Manuel Akanji missed his second straight training session for unknown reasons. If he’s not able to play, then either Marin Pongracic or Dan-Axel Zagadou have to slide into the back line.

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If Bellingham is healthy, what midfield setup would you choose for Der Klassiker?