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Borussia Dortmund Injury Updates
According to Ruhr Nachrichten, Gio Reyna and Raphael Guerreiro are currently day-to-day, and will likely be a game-day decision tomorrow. However, in a press conference, Edin Terzic confirmed that Jadon Sancho, who suffered a muscle injury prior to last Saturday’s match against Bayern Munich, will be out at least through the upcoming international break. He also provided an update on Manuel Akanji. While the Swiss center back has returned to training, he will not be ready for tomorrow’s match against Hertha Berlin.
One thing I love about Edin Terzic is that he demonstrates his passion a lot more openly than Lucien Favre did. He’s also been a BVB fan much longer, so his passion for the club is genuine.
Edin Terzic:— Borussia Dortmund (@BlackYellow) March 11, 2021
“We have a beautiful stadium in Dortmund - and our fans are what make it the most beautiful stadium in the world. It hurts us that they are not here, and of course we miss their energy from the stands." pic.twitter.com/DwmLjn4cYK
Europa League Updates
Sadly, both Bundesliga sides that were in the Europa League, TSG Hoffenheim and Bayer Leverkusen, were eliminated in the prior round, so there aren’t any to follow as of now. There were still a few interesting matches, chief among them a showdown between Manchester United and AC Milan, two European giants that are considered favorites to win the entire competition.
I was able to watch this game, and found it pretty entertaining. Although AC Milan definitely had the bulk of the possession, they had trouble getting off decent shots, and when Manchester United managed to grab a goal against the run of play in the second half, I thought that it would be very difficult for Milan to grab an away goal. Then, in stoppage time, AC Milan center back Simon Kjaer smashed in a header off a corner kick to give Milan a crucial away goal heading into the reverse fixture.
And by the way, Harry MaGuire missed this:
The Daily Buzz
With no Bundesliga clubs remaining in the Europa League, who are you rooting for?