Bundesliga

Bellingham to start - How Dortmund could line-up against Augsburg

The 17-year-old has impressed since signing from Birmingham City and started the opening day match versus Gladbach

 
12:22pm on Friday 25th September 2020
By
Martin Macdonald

Bayern may have put down a Bundesliga marker last weekend with an emphatic 8-0 win over Schalke, but Dortmund responded well with an impressive 3-0 home win versus Gladbach.

Lucien Favre's outfit have scored eight goals and conceded zero in their opening two fixtures this season (including the 5-0 win against Duisburg in the DFB-Pokal).

A tough task presented BVB last week as Gladbach finished fourth in 2019/20, but the visitors were swept aside after two goals from Erling Haaland as well as a strike from Giovanni Reyna.

When 17-year-old Jude Bellingham signed for the Bundesliga side many expected him to be filtered into the starting line-up through time due to his young age, but Favre has thrown him in at the deep end - and boy has he swam.

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Expect him to start this one against Augsburg on Saturday.

Thorgan Hazard limped off injured against his former club last week and will miss out, with Raphael Guerreiro set to take his place on the wide-left of the midfield four.

Reyna, another young wonderkid, scored last weekend so he'll be given another start in preference to Marco Reus, who is still not yet fully fit after being out injured for seven months.

The German's time will come, but Favre isn't rushing him back just yet.

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