Bitter pills swallowed by Borussia Dortmund while playing Derby Der Klasiker against his eternal rival, Bayern Munich. Not only lost, Lucien Favre’s troops also confirmed to lose the mainstay striker, Erling Braut Haaland because of the injury suffered by the player.
At the 28th Spieltag of the German Bundesliga Tuesday morning (26/05), Borussia Dortmund faced off against its eternal rival, Bayern Munich. The super big match match took place at Signal Iduna Park.
Appearing as the host, Lucien Favre’s team should be more favored even without the presence of their supporters. However, in reality the Home Team actually surrendered with a thin score of 0-1.
Obviously this defeat is disappointing for Dortmund, because it has broken their positive record, which has packed six consecutive wins before.
But even more disappointing is the fact that the mainstay striker, Erling Braut Haaland suffered an injury.
When the game entered the 72nd minute, Haaland was seen moving awkwardly after stretching after receiving a cross from another Dortmund star, Jadon Sancho. The player is then pulled out.
Asked about the condition of the Norwegian, coach Lucien Favre could not provide much explanation.
“I don’t think he will be out long. He has a knee injury. We don’t currently know exactly what it is,” said Borussia Dortmund coach Lucien Favre.
To be sure, the injury of the 19-year-old player is bad news for Borussia Dortmund. Because, since imported from RB Salzburg in the January 2020 winter transfer market, Erling Haaland performed brilliantly on the front lines of Die Borussen.
In fact, in the German Bundesliga event, he has scored 10 goals for Dortmund in just eight matches.
In addition, due to this defeat, the troops of Lucien Favre became further behind from the top of the standings occupied by Bayern Munich. The rivals are now 7 points ahead, and the rest of the season has six matches left.
However, Dortmund still have a chance to win the throne of the standings in the rest of the game mathematically. Next, they have to pick full points when dealing with Hertha BSC.