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Man. City vs Borussia Dortmund: how eliminating a Champions favorite may be key to keeping Haaland

The Dortmund team does not have a good time in the German league and although in the Champions League their chances are few, they must try everything possible to stay alive

Pressed by last Saturday’s defeat in the Bundesliga, Borussia Dortmund need to increase their level. And with urgency, since this Tuesday he faces nothing less than Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium in the first leg of the quarterfinals of the UEFA Champions League.

As if the tough task of facing one of the favorites for the title wasn’t enough, the team from Edin Terzic will continue to have a double pressure, since staying in the competition would be a ‘lifeline’ for the club’s plans.

With the 2-1 defeat at Signal Iduna Park against Eintracht Frankfurt, the aurinegros saw the coach’s team Adi Hütter open a lead. Frankfurt is located in fourth place in the German Championship with 50 points compared to 43 in the Dortmund, the fifth classified.

With seven rounds to go and an important difference, the team of Haaland and company will face the Stuttgart in your next game of the Bundesliga at the Mercedes-Benz Arena. With 39 points, the North American coach’s team Pellegrino Matarazzo is in the fight for a place in the European competitions.

The Borussia Dortmund is currently in positions of UEFA Europa League, competition to which the Stuttgart.

In this scenario, the team of Edin Terzic has double pressure to eliminate the mighty Manchester City from Spanish Pep Guardiola. Both to continue dreaming of the title and to guarantee his place in the next edition of the tournament.

But, what influence would be left out of the Champions in the club plans? In keeping the most important stars of the squad.

Out of competition and with clubs willing to pay a high amount of money, Dortmund he would have few arguments to retain the Erling Haaland phenomenon. With the giants of Spain and England interested, the sale of the 20-year-old Norwegian would allow him to enter the Dortmund about 150 million euros.

“We don’t have a parallel plan. We will talk about this with Erling, his father and Mino Raiola. We also want him to be happy if he stays with us, to score goals with Borussia next year and to be fully convinced. There is no alternative plan. “Hans-Joachim Watzke, CEO of Borussia Dortmund, told the Goal portal.

The same scenario applies to Jadon Sancho. One of the biggest names on the squad, the 21-year-old midfielder, has been hailed for months as Manchester United’s great dream. If before the club closed the doors to a transfer, now the hypothesis has been considered.

“I am not involved in speculation, this is not a good thing. Sancho has been with us much longer than Haaland, we will also have to talk to him. If there is an exceptional offer, we will discuss it with the player and his coach, as always. However. , I am very sure that the transfer market will work very limited this summer, “he said.

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