Dietmar Hamann has slammed Borussia Dortmund for their decision to keep Marcos Reus on captaincy duties, insisting "you can't have a captain who only makes half of the games". Dortmund forked out €17 million (£15m/$20m) to bring Reus to Westfalenstadion from in 2012, and he quickly established himself as a talismanic figure in the senior squad.
Talking-points from the weekend of Bundesliga soccer. LEIPZIG ADOPT NEW APPROACH IN WERNER’S ABSENCE After selling Timo Werner to Chelsea last season, Bundesliga leaders RB Leipzig have adopted a more possession-based approach to make up for the absence of the man who was their top scorer for the last four seasons. That has been reflected in the statistics - Leipzig’s total of 95 shots on goal in five games is the highest in the Bundesliga and they have enjoyed an average of 59% possession, behi...
The Bundesliga side paid Haaland’s release clause of €22.5m, while also handing the 19-year-old’s advisor, Mino Raiola a €10m payment, and then immediately slapped a release clause in his four-and-a-half-year deal. The Norwegian has scored 23 goals in 26 appearances since Dortmund beat Man Utd to his signing, with the Red Devils not willing to insert a release clause.
|Champions League (League Winners): RB Leipzig|
|Champions League (League Position): FC Bayern München, Borussia Dortmund, VfB Stuttgart|
|Europa Cup (League Position): Borussia Mönchengladbach|
|Relegation (Playoff Relegation): 1. FC Köln|
|Relegation (League Position): FC Schalke 04, 1. FSV Mainz 05|