Favre gives update on injured Dortmund duo

DORTMUND, GERMANY - OCTOBER 24: Head coach Lucien Favre of Dortmund looks on prior to the Group A match of the UEFA Champions League between Borussia Dortmund and Club Atletico de Madrid at Signal Iduna Park on October 24, 2018 in Dortmund, Germany. (Photo by Christof Koepsel/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Borussia Dortmund coach Lucien Favre gave an update on Thomas Delaney and Paco Alcacer’s availability ahead of Saturday’s game against Hertha Berlin in the Bundesliga

Despite storming to an incredible 4-0 Champions League win over Atletico Madrid on Wednesday, Dortmund suffered a worrying blow when Delaney was withdrawn with a foot injury.

But Favre revealed that the Dane’s injury is not as severe as, perhaps, first feared.

Although the Frenchman could not say the same for striker Paco Alcacer, who didn’t feature against Atletico and is now a doubt for this weekend.

“Delaney’s injury is not too bad. Nothing is broken. We have to see how he recovers the next few days. As for Paco Alcacer, we don’t know yet,” said Favre in a press conference on YouTube.

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While pleased with Dortmund’s big win against Atletico, Favre is remaining grounded for the league game with sixth-place Hertha.

“It’s clear that the 4-0 win over Atlético is very good and that it gives you more confidence. We’ll take that with us, but it will be a different game on Saturday,” he said.

“It’s very difficult to play against Berlin. They have a better squad this year, with a lot of good and talented players.”

The match between Dortmund and Hertha at Signal Iduna Park will begin at 15:30 (CEST) on Saturday.


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