This past weekend Borussia Dortmund faced Freiburg in a match that pitted two of the worse teams against each other. A win here was very important for Dortmund as it would mean a chance to get out of the definite relegation area and move into a playoff spot.
Injuries have crippled Dortmund this season in unimaginable ways. From a team that was constantly contesting for Champions League spots and just this season had one of the best UCL starts in history, their form in the Bundesliga was shocking, and just really disappointing. After angry fans exchanged heated words with players after a 1 nil loss the past week, a win here would be nothing short of perfect and they did just that.
Dortmund was playing some of their best football in recent memory and scored relatively early. Reus had an easy tap in goal after a a Freiburg error, and Aubameyang added two more in the second half to seal the rout.
This win might give BVB the needed spurt to try and claw out of the bottom and head towards a possible Europa League spot. Werder Bremen moved from the bottom of the table to eighth in just 5 matches, so it is very possible Borussia Dortmund could do the same.
Another interesting piece that developed this weekend are reports their golden boy Marco Reus will not be leaving this summer. A German site with close connections to the club stated that the team is in the final stages of negotiating a contract extension for the German winger, an extension that could be announced as early as this month.
Reus’s correct contract has a stipulation that allows him to leave this summer for a buy out clause of a little under thirty million euros, a fee that could easily be payed by some of the bigger clue in the worlds who would love to have him on their team.
But are there any big clubs that would want/need Reus at this time. One could argue that no one needs Reus right now as much as Dortmund and the assertion of his staying in Dortmund would add to the spark that they have right now in this fierce battle they face to get as far away from the relegation zone as possible. Bayern has already announced that they have their limits and would not be pursuing him.
Ever since the departures of Mario Gotze and Robert Lewandowski, Reus has become the lone figure of BVB (arguably along with Klopp). It would be rather strange to see him don the colors of another club anytime soon if this report turns out to be true, but if the source is as legitimate as it than Dortmund fans are seeing happier days than they have in recent weeks.
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By: Gabriel Saucedo