Borussia Dortmund’s 1-Zero Ruhr derby win over Schalke has been overshadowed by a serious-looking harm to captain Marco Reus.
On a day when Augsburg shocked defending champions Bayern Munich 1-Zero of their Bavarian derby, Dortmund had been left numbed by the harm to their chief.
Reus was taken off on a stretcher in tears on Saturday after sustaining what regarded like a foul ankle harm two months earlier than the World Cup begins in Qatar.
“It appears just like the ligaments have been injured. We do not know but how lengthy he might be out, we have now to attend for extra detailed examinations,” Dortmund boss Edin Terzic informed Sky tv.
When requested if Reus can be out for six to eight weeks, the coach mentioned: “No, we do not assume it’ll final that lengthy. In spite of everything, he had already injured the ankle a bit extra typically.”
Which means Reus can nonetheless hope to play for Germany within the World Cup.
Dortmund needed to wait till the 79th minute for teenager Youssoufa Moukoko to make the breakthrough.
Marius Wolf served an ideal cross for the Dortmund substitute to go the winner. The 17-year-old Moukoko had come on for the ineffective Anthony Modeste 15 minutes earlier.
In the meantime, on the day Munich’s Oktoberfest opened, Bayern ended their three-game run with out a win by dropping for the primary time this season – at a group who’d misplaced all three of their earlier residence video games.
“It is getting darker. That is the way it feels for all of us proper now,” Bayern veteran Thomas Muller mentioned.
The Bavarian powerhouses had been held scoreless for the primary time within the league since February 9, 2020 by Leipzig – an 87-game run.
Augsburg goalkeeper Rafal Gikiewicz was the hero with sensible saves to maintain Bayern’s stars at bay, however his tireless teammates additionally chipped in by chasing and harrying the guests.
Mergim Berisha shocked Bayern by scoring within the 59th minute when he let fly to beat Manuel Neuer for his first Bundesliga aim.
Bayern stored pushing and completed the sport with Neuer up entrance. He headed over from a nook, then Gikiewicz produced extra sensible saves to disclaim his counterpart once more.
Leipzig coach Marco Rose was given an unwelcome return at former membership Borussia Monchengladbach earlier than his group had been outplayed in a 3-Zero loss.
Jonas Hofmann scored twice and Ramy Bensebaini chipped within the third as Gladbach dealt Leipzig their third defeat of the season.
In protest towards Rose’s new group, Gladbach followers whistled any time an opposing participant had the ball.
In addition they held an enormous banner saying “No acceptance for RB,” referring to Purple Bull, the corporate that financed Leipzig’s rise by way of the German league system after it based the membership in 2009.
Bayer Leverkusen’s irritating begin to the season continued as Werder Bremen fought again to attract 1-1, and Eintracht Frankfurt loved a 3-1 win at Stuttgart with Japan midfielder Daichi Kamada establishing all three targets.