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Dortmund release first update on Brandt's condition

By Peter Vice

Dortmund sounded a very tentative "all clear" on twitter on Saturday evening when providing an update on the status of Julian Brandt. 

Julian Brandt.
Julian Brandt.Photo: Светлана Бекетова/Soccer.ru/CC-by-SA 3.0

The horrific head collision between Dortmund's Julian Brandt and Dayot Upamecano in the 65th minute of Saturday evening's "Topspiel" left everyone holding their breath for four long minutes.


The German national team attacker appeared to lose consciousness briefly and immediately began to bleed from a nasty head gash. All players on the pitch, including a still woozy Upamecano, immediately signaled for the medical staff.

After Brandt left the field on a stretcher, he was taken to a local hospital. The BVB released a statement on Saturday evening saying that the 25-year-old was "doing well under the circumstances".

Speaking to German broadcaster Sky after the match, Dortmund head-coach Marco Rose said that he had received a photo of Brandt flashing a thumbs-up on his phone.

The trainer, ejected from the match controversially, shook off his frustration to say that this piece of news was "practically the most important thing for me today."




Dortmund
(4-1-3-2)
1Gregor Kobel
24Thomas Meunier
16Manuel Akanji
15Mats Hummels
13Raphaël Guerreiro ↪82
23Emre Can
19Julian Brandt ↪69
8Mahmoud Dahoud ↪60
22Jude Bellingham
9Erling Haaland ↪82
11Marco Reus (C)
Bench
35Marwin Hitz
21Donyell Malen ↩60
27Steffen Tigges ↩82
5Dan-Axel Zagadou
14Nico Schulz ↩82
34Marin Pongracic
20Reinier
28Axel Witsel
39Marius Wolf ↩69
FC Bayern
(4-2-3-1)
1Manuel Neuer (C)
5Benjamin Pavard
2Dayotchanculle Upamecano
21Lucas Hernández ↪74
19Alphonso Davies
8Leon Goretzka ↪65
24Corentin Tolisso
11Kingsley Coman ↪88
25Thomas Müller
10Leroy Sané ↪65
9Robert Lewandowski
Bench
36Christian Früchtl
7Serge Gnabry ↩65
40Malik Tillman
3Omar Richards
4Niklas Süle ↩74
23Tanguy Nianzou ↩88
22Marc Roca
42Jamal Musiala ↩65

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