Previous
Chelsea
Crystal Palace
1
0
LIVE 86'
Game Details
Tottenham Hotspur
Manchester City
3:00 PM GMT
Game Details
AS Roma
Genoa
2
0
FT
Game Details
Internazionale
Chievo Verona
0
0
LIVE 57'
Game Details
Napoli
AC Milan
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Nantes
Paris Saint-Germain
7:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Sporting Kansas City
Chicago Fire
ESPN2 9:00 PM GMT
Game Details
New York City FC
Seattle Sounders FC
11:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Next
Bayer LeverkusenBayer Leverkusen
Bayern MunichBayern Munich
2
0
FT
Game Details
SC FreiburgSC Freiburg
SC Paderborn 07SC Paderborn 07
1
2
FT
Game Details
Werder BremenWerder Bremen
Eintracht FrankfurtEintracht Frankfurt
1
0
FT
Game Details

Bundesliga: Bayern beaten, Dortmund held

German Bundesliga
Read
FC AugsburgFC Augsburg
FC CologneFC Cologne
0
0
FT
Game Details
Schalke 04Schalke 04
VfB StuttgartVfB Stuttgart
3
2
FT
Game Details
VfL WolfsburgVfL Wolfsburg
Hannover 96Hannover 96
2
2
FT
Game Details
TSG HoffenheimTSG Hoffenheim
Borussia DortmundBorussia Dortmund
1
1
FT
Game Details
MainzMainz
Hamburg SVHamburg SV
0
1
LIVE 42'
Game Details
Hertha BerlinHertha Berlin
Borussia MonchengladbachBorussia Monchengladbach
3:30 PM GMT
Game Details

Bender and Reus face spell on sidelines

Sven Bender and Marco Reus have been added to Borussia Dortmund’s lengthy injury list after both sustaining thigh problems during Saturday’s 5-1 defeat of Werder Bremen.

• Buczko: Dortmund rediscover form

What could have been a good weekend for Juergen Klopp and his Dortmund side ended on a sour note with the club having to announce the injuries of the two Germany internationals on Sunday.

Bender, 24, was diagnosed with a strained right thigh muscle and will miss up to one week of action, while Reus, 24, is expected to be out for two weeks after tearing the muscle fibres in his right thigh.

The two midfielders join Mats Hummels, Neven Subotic, Ilkay Gundogan and Jakub Blaszczykowski on the sidelines.

Despite the injury blows, Dortmund players and officials were still delighted with their return to form against a struggling Bremen side.

Veteran defender Manuel Friedrich scored his first goal for the club, while both Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Robert Lewandowski ended their recent drought.

In recent weeks, Mkhitaryan, 25, who joined Dortmund for a club-record transfer fee of 27.5 million euros from Shakhtar Donetsk last summer, has come under fire from German media for not living up to his potential.

But after 1,066 minutes without a goal, the midfielder struck twice on Saturday, putting in a hugely impressive display. Mkhitaryan was named “Player of the Week” by kicker and was also praised by Dortmund CEO Aki Watzke.

“On days like this, he is not worse than Mario Goetze,” Watzke told kicker. “The art now is that he maintains this level.”

Dortmund coach Klopp was equally relieved about Mkhitaryan’s return to form, but insisted that he has never questioned the player’s ability.

“We know exactly what he’s capable of, something football fans and journalists tend to forget,” Klopp told the club’s official website. “If things don’t go according to plan for two or three weeks, everything is questioned. We don’t do that.

“Nevertheless, it’s important to show this level of performance in the games as well. We will work on this. We know he has the quality, and he and we are aware that he should show this more often."

Mkhitaryan added: “I might have sometimes put too much pressure on myself. I hope I continue like that.”

Lewandowski, who was searching for his first goal in nearly 500 minutes, also caught the eye. The striker scored a brace, and Klopp was full of praise for the Bayern Munich-bound player after the game.

“You will not hear a bad word from me about Robert,” Klopp said, praising his “exceptional development” since joining the club in 2010. “He has a very good attitude for the game, and also for the team and the club. The fact that he’s leaving us at the end of the season is part of football.”

Lewandowski was equally delighted and said that Dortmund “are heading in the right direction again.”

He added: “We have shown that we are still a good team. We have seen the old and the new Borussia.”

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.