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BVB: Gregor Kobel struck – Alexander Meyer with a strong performance in the top game



BVB: Gregor Kobel struck - Alexander Meyer with a strong performance in the top game

Borussia Dortmund had to do without regular keeper and backing Gregor Kobel for a short time in the top Bundesliga game against Leipzig on Friday evening. As the club announced on Friday evening, Kobel had to pass due to muscular problems. Substitute goalkeeper Alexander Meyer started for this.

In the line-up graphic one hour before the start of the game, Gregor Kobel was still in the “Black and Yellow” box. But when warming up, there were apparently complications. Muscular problems arose that prevented it from being used. After tearing a muscle fiber in September, this is the second time that the first-choice goalkeeper has had to pass due to a muscular problem. At that time he was missing seven games in BVB and two in the Swiss national dress.

Alexander Meyer represented him in all seven games. In an eighth, he came on at halftime for Kobel. The 31-year-old veteran made his fifth Bundesliga appearance of his career. Meyer showed a strong performance in BVB’s 2-1 win over RB Leipzig, which put them ahead of FC Bayern Munich at least overnight.

Meyer only found out immediately before the game that he would be guarding the BVB goal, he said DAZN. “Greg wished me luck. For me it was a jump in the deep end. We played very good football in the first half and defended very passionately in the second. The team made it easy for me. It was a nice evening.”

Even before the game it was clear that Donyell Malen would also miss the game. He suffered a blow to his ankle in training and was eliminated as a result.