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BVB’s back line against Bielefeld to be named the “four muppets”
According to Ruhr Nachrichten, because of injuries/infections to Dan-Axel Zagadou, Mateu Morey, Manuel Akanji, Raphael Guerreiro, Thomas Meunier, and Mats Hummels, BVB could end up fielding a back line consisting of:
Nico Schulz - Marin Pongracic - Emre Can - Marius Wolf
If that doesn’t make a bit of acid shoot up your esophagus, I don’t know what will. There’s also the possibility that BVB would call up a U-23 player like Lennard Maloney and throw him on. To be honest, it couldn’t possibly be worse.
Steffen Tigges is out for the season, because why not
Having a striker is nice. For much of this season, BVB have had to play without Erling Haaland. Now, they will have to play out the rest of their matches without Steffen Tigges, Haaland’s as-tall-but-less-talented counterpart. Tigges fractured his ankle during training, doing what, I don’t know, probably tying his shoe (unconfirmed but working to verify), required surgery, and will now be out for the season.
Sebastian Kehl on Steffen Tigges:— BVB Newsblog (@bvbnewsblog) March 10, 2022
"That is very bitter for the boy. Because this serious injury sets him back not just days, but months. Hopefully everything will go well for him in the upcoming operation and in the following rehab. Steffen is a fighter. "
Tigges may not be a starting-quality player, but he can be an effective supersub. He’s scored three goals in only 90 minutes this season, so his absence will hurt.
Meteor to hit Westfalenstadion
This hasn’t been reported anywhere in the news, but given the trend of injuries to wreck BVB this season, it honestly wouldn’t surprise me at this point.
The Daily Buzz
Can you come up with a better name than “The Four Muppets” for Schulz, Pongo, Can, and Wolf?