Good Morning Fear The Wall
The international break is a dearth of good Daily Bee news, especially right after the transfer window has closed, so here we are with an update on how some of BVB’s players have performed for their national teams.
There were several Borussia Dortmund players in action last night, playing for Portugal, Switzerland, Netherlands, and Norway.
Rapha Guerreiro started for Portugal in their 2-1 victory over Ireland, though he was substituted off after an hour when Portugal were losing 1-0. Cristiano Ronaldo did Cristiano Ronaldo things and ruined Ireland’s fun in the dying moments of the game, scoring a penalty to equalize, before popping up with a winner from a pretty scorching header in the 96th minute. He has now scored more goals than any other player in men’s international football.
Elsewhere, Erling Haaland and Donyell Malen faced off for Norway and Netherlands in the Group G World Cup qualifying, with Haaland starting and Malen on the bench. Haaland scored the opening goal for Norway, but Davy Klaassen equalized. Malen came on in the second half but was unable to change the game’s outcome.
Gregor Kobel started in Switzerland’s 2-1 win over Greece, while Manuel Akanji was an unused substitute.
Axel Witsel & Thomas Meunier will be in action tonight as Belgium travel to Estonia, however Thorgan Hazard is unavailable as he is still recovering from an injury. For Germany, Mahmoud Dahoud & Marco Reus will travel to Leichenstein. Finally, Jude Bellingham will be hoping to earn another cap for England in their qualifier against Hungary.
The Daily Buzz
I don’t greatly care about international football outside of the major tournaments. I will pay attention to England, but generally the big teams don’t get out of second gear in qualifying or friendlies... So what are your plans for the weekend? I’m going to a festival in South London tomorrow.