BVB botched dress rehearsal against Villarreal

Borussia Dortmund also lost the friendly against FC Villarreal at the end of the nine-day training camp in Bad Ragaz in the Swiss mountains. In Altach/Austria, BVB lost to the Spaniards 0:2 (0:1) after a 1:3 draw against FC Valencia on Monday.

Gerard Moreno (45th) and Samu Chukwueze (66th) scored for the semi-finalists of the past Champions League season.

Before the game, Villarreal captain Moreno handed a jersey signed by the entire team to BVB captain Marco Reus with get well wishes for Dortmund’s Sebastien Haller, who had been diagnosed with a testicular tumor.

A training week ends for BVB, which should have been idyllic in front of the panoramic backdrop of the Alpine giants, but which was overshadowed by the serious illness of the new top striker Haller (28).

Haller immediately left for Dortmund, examinations in the coming days should bring him certainty whether it is the feared cancer.

On Thursday evening, after the first treatment steps, he reported confidently via Twitter from the hospital.

Meanwhile, BVB is examining options for hiring a replacement for the storm center: Haller is actually supposed to replace Erling Haaland, who has moved to Manchester City. The only central attacker in the squad is Youssoufa Moukoko (17).

Next Friday “no one will take this story into account anymore,” said the new coach Edin Terzic. Then BVB plays in the first round of the DFB Cup at third division club 1860 Munich, followed by the challenging start of the Bundesliga with games against Bayer Leverkusen (August 6) and SC Freiburg.

BVB: Meyer – Süle, Hummels (69th Passlack), Schlotterbeck – Meunier (60th Wolf), Brandt (77th Fink), Bellingham, Guerreiro (60th Hazard) – Reus (69th Kamara) – Adeyemi (60th Bynoe-Gittens ), painting (60. Moukoko)
Gates: 0-1 Moreno (45′), 0-2 Chukwueze (67′)

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