Category Archives: Borussia Dortmund

Europa League roundup: Dortmund and Lyon crash out but Atlético march on

• Borussia Dortmund exit 2-1 on aggregate after 0-0 draw at Salzburg
• Lyon lose 3-2 at home to CSKA Moscow to go out on away goals

Atlético Madrid won comfortably at Lokomotiv Moscow to progress to the last eight but Borussia Dortmund drew 0-0 with Red Bull Salzburg so the Austrian side’s 2-1 win in Germany last week was enough for them to advance. Lyon, meanwhile, lost 3-2 at home to CSKA Moscow and were eliminated on away goals.

The Atlético and former Liverpool striker Fernando Torres scored twice as his side steamrollered Lokomotiv 5-1 in freezing conditions to stroll into the Europa League quarter-finals 8-1 on aggregate. The Spanish club had a 3-0 advantage from the first leg and Ángel Correa promptly stretched their lead with an arrowed low finish into the far corner in the 16th minute after dribbling his way through the defence.

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European roundup: Neymar suffers fractured metatarsal in blow to PSG

  • Brazil forward set to miss Champions League tie with Real Madrid
  • Dortmund held by Augsburg as fans boycott Monday night match

Paris Saint-Germain have confirmed that Brazilian forward Neymar suffered a fractured metatarsal and sprained ankle in Sunday’s win over Marseille.

Neymar, who joined PSG for a world-record transfer fee last summer, looks certain to miss the second leg of his side’s Champions League last-16 tie with Real Madrid on 6 March.

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Nuri Sahin: ‘I want to give back after football and my children to be proud’

The Borussia Dortmund midfielder talks about Jürgen Klopp, the excitement surrounding Jadon Sancho and how he hopes to bring the Champions League trophy back to his current club

We are back to where it started for Nuri Sahin – spiritually at least. As we settle into the common room at the top of the youth scholars’ boarding house at Borussia Dortmund’s training ground, on Big Brother-style soft furnishings between table football and a games console, the club’s press officer points out this sort of dedicated facility did not exist when the midfielder was a teenage aspirant. Sahin, from the age of 12, and the other scholars lived in a boarding house in the city centre.

Related: Ademola Lookman slips and slides from Everton into Leipzig’s affections | Andy Brassell

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Olivier Giroud to join Chelsea and unlock Aubameyang’s Arsenal transfer

• Michy Batshuayi set for Dortmund loan
• Frenchman eyeing more starts with champions

Olivier Giroud is primed to join Chelsea from Arsenal in a deal worth £17.5m, which will pave the way for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to move from Borussia Dortmund to Arsenal. Michy Batshuayi is set to complete the interlocking transfers with a loan from Chelsea to Dortmund.

Related: David Squires on … the countdown to transfer deadline day

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‘Lack of respect’ – Borussia Dortmund hit out at Arsenal over Aubameyang

• Michael Zorc unhappy with Arsène Wenger’s comments
• There has been no contact with Arsenal, says sporting director

Borussia Dortmund’s sporting director, Michael Zorc, has hit out at Arsène Wenger after the Arsenal manager spoke admiringly about Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

The Dortmund striker has been heavily linked with a move to Arsenal and Wenger, asked about the Gabon international’s character, said: “Yes, a character can be very positive or very negative. Overall you look at achievement over career and if he has done well the character has been used in a positive way.”

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