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BVB, news and rumours: Plea for Mats Hummels



Marco Reus is about two weeks before the start of the World Cup in Qatar before his comeback at Borussia Dortmund.

An ex-national player has campaigned for Mats Hummels and Youssoufa Moukoko to be nominated for the World Cup. Entry bans were issued before the Bundesliga match against Bochum. A big challenge awaits the second team. News and rumors about BVB can be found here.

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BVB, News: Plea for Hummels and Moukoko

Markus Babbel, former German international and Bayern professional, campaigned for Dortmund’s Mats Hummels and Youssoufa Moukoko to be nominated for the World Cup. About Hummels he said at sky: “I’m a big fan of the meritocracy. Hummels is one of the few constants at BVB this season. Whenever he’s on the pitch, he’s always performed. He has international experience and also brings a lot of leadership qualities to the table.”

Babbel “didn’t see a player who took Hummels to five meters three,” Hummels added regarding the repeated criticism that the BVB defender was too slow for games at the highest level. “Dortmund got two alternatives in Nico Schlotterbeck and Niklas Süle in the summer, but Hummels always played. That’s a clear sign.”

Babbel was similarly positive about Moukoko, who had made a “great development” and was an “invigorating element” in the Dortmund game. In addition, a tournament like a World Cup needs “players who are just grateful that they are there. I could well imagine this role with Moukoko. But if he performs well in training, he can also get the chance.”

After Timo Werner’s world championship exit, Moukoko, Niclas Füllkrug and Lukas Nmecha, among others, are traded for the position at the front line. National coach Hansi Flick will announce his squad for the World Cup in Qatar on November 10th. Three days later, the team gathers in Frankfurt and then heads to Oman for a five-day training camp, including a World Cup dress rehearsal on November 16th.

Flick recently confirmed that there was a “clear agreement” with Hummels regarding the World Cup.

BVB, News: Police issue entry bans for Bochum game

Before the home game in the Bundesliga against VfL Bochum (from 3.30 p.m. in the live ticker), seven fans have been banned from entering the home. The police said this at the request of the Ruhr news With. These are “fans of different clubs” against whom the so-called ban on entering the area was pronounced.

In addition to the two clubs involved, supporters of 1. FC Köln or Rot-Weiss Essen, who maintain connections with some of the Dortmund fans, are also conceivable. In the Bochum fan scene there are contacts with supporters of FC Bayern. The background to the measure are incidents at BVB’s last away game in Bochum (4:3) and in previous years.

If the affected fans do not comply with the measures relating to the game, which is classified as a high-risk game, a “fine payment” will be imposed, which is based, among other things, on the number of previous violations. Failure to comply with the police measures can also result in being sent off and in custody for the duration of the game.

BVB: Reus before comeback against Bochum

Marco Reus is about two weeks before the start of the World Cup in Qatar before his comeback at Borussia Dortmund. “We’re very confident that he’s fit for action,” said BVB coach Edin Terzic ahead of the home game against VfL Bochum. Reus injured his ankle again in mid-October and seems to be fit again in time for the World Cup.

Raphael Guerreiro will be back in the squad after muscular problems against Bochum, as will the recently injured Gregor Kobel and Mats Hummels.

More information is available here.

  • Before. BVB line-up against Bochum: Kobel – Süle, Hummels, N. Schlotterbeck, T. Hazard – Bellingham, Özcan – Adeyemi, Brandt, Reyna – Moukoko

BVB, News: Dortmund II against “best team in the league”

The BVB amateurs meet promoted SV Elversberg in the 3rd division on Saturday, who lead the table in a sensational way. “The number of goals is impressive. They scored three times as many as we did. Elversberg won many games very confidently and clearly. At the moment they are the best team in the league, regardless of the table,” enthused BVB coach Ingo Preusser before the direct encounter.

However, Borussia can also start the trip to Saarland with a lot of self-confidence. The team has been unbeaten for six games, has not conceded four times in a row and has worked its way up the table to twelfth place after a weak start. “Of course, apart from the results, there are still a few things that we would like to improve. But it’s very gratifying how things are going at the moment,” said Preusser.

Preusser named the work on defensive standards and significant improvements in counter-pressing as positive developments. “We can now put the opponent under pressure faster.” Ideally, this should continue against Elversberg.

BVB: The remaining games until the World Cup break

date contest Opponent
05.11., 3.30 p.m Bundesliga VfL Bochum (H)
November 8th, 6.30 p.m Bundesliga VfL Wolfsburg (A)
November 11, 8:30 p.m Bundesliga Borussia Monchengladbach (A)