Borussia Dortmund coach Marco Rose announced Thursday that his team will miss the efforts of its top scorer, Erling Haaland, who has an ankle injury, against his guest Leipzig on Saturday in the 28th stage of the “Bundesliga”.
The 21-year-old striker suffered an injury this week with his country during the landslide victory over Armenia 9-0 on Tuesday, in a friendly during which he scored two goals and passed the decisive ball, to be taken out by coach Stole Solbakken at the break.
“Honestly, it’s not certain,” said Rose, who has had to deal with Haaland’s absence due to various injuries in 10 league games this season.
The absence of Haaland, who scored 16 goals in 17 games this season in the league, affected the results of Dortmund, who suffers without him, despite occupying second place with 57 points, 6 points behind the leaders Bayern Munich, seven games before the end, while leading by 9 Points for his direct chase Bayer Leverkusen III. Leipzig, who has regained its balance and the tone of victories since the beginning of January after a difficult start, occupies the last fourth place that qualifies for the Champions League with 45 points, with a goal difference from Freiburg, while Hoffenheim is sixth by a point behind its rivals in an exciting struggle for a European seat.