Dortmund - RB Leipzig

Germany: Bundesliga
Dortmund M. Reus (7), J. Sancho (51), J. Sancho (87)
RB Leipzig L. Klostermann (63), Daniel Olmo (77)

Three BVB starters miss Tuesday's training

By Peter Vice

Ahead of this weekend's crucial encounter against RB Leipzig, three Dortmund starters remain absent from the training pitch.

Erling Haaland.
Erling Haaland.Photo: Marco Verch, CC BY-SA 2.0

Erling Haaland still hasn't returned to the Borussia Dortmund's training; evidently not deemed fit enough to undertake even light exercises after sustaining a bruise that kept him out of last Saturday's DFB-Pokal fixture.

This was not necessarily a surprise to Bundesliga watchers. Following the weekend's DFB-Pokal rout, trainer Edin Terzic made it clear that the club's plan was to take it slow with the Norwegian phenom. Haaland may yet return on Wednesday.

Less clear were the reasons for two other absences during Tuesday's group training. Neither Giovanni Reyna nor Manuel Akanji were present. While the reasons for their nonattendance could not be ascertained on a day without a presser, it can be tacitly assumed that Terzic merely wished to give both actors a day off for non-injury-related reasons.

The high-pressure race for the top-four resumes along with the Bundesliga this weekend.

35Marwin Hitz ↩46
26Łukasz Piszczek
16Manuel Akanji
15Mats Hummels
13Raphaël Guerreiro
23Emre Can
8Mahmoud Dahoud ↩60
32Giovanni Reyna ↩82
11Marco Reus (C)
7Jadon Sancho
10Thorgan Hazard ↩72
1Roman Bürki ↪46
27Steffen Tigges
36Ansgar Knauff ↪82
14Nico Schulz
6Thomas Delaney ↪60
19Julian Brandt ↪72
24Thomas Meunier
30Felix Passlack
RB Leipzig
1Péter Gulácsi
16Lukas Klostermann ↩82
5Dayotchanculle Upamecano
4Willi Orban
44Kevin Kampl ↩75
39Benjamin Henrichs ↩64
25Daniel Olmo
7Marcel Sabitzer (C)
3Angeliño ↩74
11Hwang Hee-Chan
10Emil Forsberg ↩64
33Josep Martínez
9Yussuf Poulsen
19Alexander Sørloth
21Justin Kluivert ↪64
6Ibrahima Konaté
22Nordi Mukiele ↪64
23Marcel Halstenberg ↪82
8Amadou Haidara ↪74
27Konrad Laimer ↪75

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