Will Dortmund’s new goalscorer fail in the cup?

“Goal scorer” Thomas Meunier played a major role in Borussia Dortmund’s clear 5-1 home win over pursuers SC Freiburg. The Belgian finally scored BVB’s first two goals. After the game, however, concerns arose about his early substitution.

Thomas Meunier was there, he himself spoke with a wink of “a miracle” after the game. Because: He headed a corner cross from offensive player Julian Brandt (14th, 29th) twice and thus put his colors on the road to victory early on. At the same time, an increase in the form of the right-back can be clearly seen, he already contributed an assist in the 3-2 win against Eintracht Frankfurt.

All the more annoying for head coach Marco Rose that the veteran had to be substituted after 75 minutes due to an injury. Marius Wolf came on for him. “Thomas twisted his ankle in the first half, in the second he got a kick on his foot and his foot is swollen,” said Rose after the game.

Michael Zorc gives the all-clear

BVB sports director Michael Zorc gave on Sunday “Ruhr news“At least a slight all-clear. “Thomas still has a slight swelling, but nothing is broken. So there’s still hope for Tuesday that he can play,” explained Zorc, referring to the round of 16 duel in the DFB Cup at FC St. Pauli (Tuesday, 8:45 p.m.).

Thomas Meunier has made 16 appearances for Borussia Dortmund so far this Bundesliga season, in which he provided a total of four assists in addition to the brace against Freiburg. In the absence of right-back Mateu Morey, who had overtaken the 30-year-old in the previous season, Meunier seemed to have closed the BVB problem zone on the right back for the time being.

The Belgian came on a free transfer from Paris Saint-Germain in the summer of 2020 after the end of his contract.


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