Dortmund - RB Leipzig

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

Dortmund still await Reyna and Haaland's return as weekend draws nearer

By Peter Vice

With only two training sessions to go before the critical round 32 showdown with RB Leipzig, Erling Haaland and Giovanni Reyna remain absent from the BVB training pitch.

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

Dortmund's injured reserve list shrinks slightly from yesterday with the return of Swiss defender Manuel Akanji. The center back's muscular problems were evidently not so severe. The same can not be said of American attacker Giovanni Reyna, who remains sidelined with ill-defined muscular issues and did not even partake in individual exercises during Wednesday's session.

Though hopes were high that lead striker Erling Haaland would return in time to complete three training units before the crucial home fixture against RB Leipzig on Saturday, the Norwegian superstriker still hasn't been able to train with the ball yet since incurring a knock late in round 31's hard fought 2-0 win against Wolfsburg.

Given the existent nature of the race for the top-four, it remains conceivable that trainer Edin Terzic will call upon both players on Saturday irrespective of their fitness levels. A loss or draw this weekend could potentially mean that die Schwarzgelben no longer have the ability to control their destiny in the race for the UCL spots if Wolfsburg and Frankfurt win.

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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