The injuries at BVB are once again great. After Mo Dahoud and Jamie Bynoe-Gittens (both shoulders), Borussia will also have to do without regular goalkeepers Gregor Kobel and Thorgan Hazard for the time being.
Kobel had torn a muscle fiber before the Champions League opener against Copenhagen. The BVB keeper should miss the duels against Leipzig, Man City and Schalke - after that there is an international break.
Alexander Meyer made his Champions League debut on Tuesday evening. This weekend he will be between the posts for the first time in the Bundesliga. If the 31-year-old can deliver as confidently as he did against Copenhagen, Dortmund don't have to worry too much.
It is still unclear what the situation will be like for the recently injured Karim Adeyemi and Donyell Malen. In the BVB camp, the hope of playing in Leipzig after Hazard's injury should be all the greater. Gio Reyna, who came on Tuesday evening, should actually be built up carefully after his injury history.
Regardless of the renewed injury problems, the start of the season under the new, old coach Edin Terzic was successful. BVB is much more stable at the beginning of the round and seems more mature (if you ignore the last-minute bankruptcy against Bremen). This can be proven above all with a comparison to the start in the previous season.
In 2021/22 there were five wins (and two bankruptcies) at the start. BVB also scored a strong 16 goals. However, you also conceded twelve of them and could only play to zero once. A year later they started with six wins and one loss. You scored 14 goals yourself, you only had to swallow four. Black and Yellow has kept the clean sheet five times!
This article was originally published on 90min.com/de as BVB staff: Kobel and Hazard are missing for the time being.