The 30-year-old has not played in the Bundesliga since moving onto 11 goals for the season in the 5-0 rout of Union Berlin on 2 February due to a troublesome adductor injury, and has yet to return to full team training. Four fully fledged senior internationals in Argentina defender Leonardo Balerdi, Germany left-back Marcel Schmelzer, 2014 FIFA World Cup-winning hero Mario Götze and England's Sancho duly entered the fold at various junctures - evidence enough of Favre's ludicrously deep squad. As a matter of fact, out of 13 appearances in the current Ligue 1 season, he played as a primary right-back only three games. Across all full-backs playing in a top 5 league this year, those numbers put him in the 99th and 91st percentiles, respectively. Borussia Dortmund 2019/20: Replacing Achraf Hakimi – scout report - April 10, 2020; Tyrell Malacia 2019/20 – scout report - March 26, 2020; Getafe 2019/20: Set-piece analysis – scout report - … Borussia Dortmund 2019/20: Replacing Achraf Hakimi – scout report, Getafe 2019/20: Set-piece analysis – scout report, La Liga 2012/13: Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid – tactical analysis, CAF Champions League 2019/20: Raja Casablanca vs TP Mazembe – tactical analysis, Djamel Belmadi at Algeria 2019/20 – tactical analysis, UEFA Nations League 2020/21: Italy vs Netherlands – tactical analysis, NWSL Fall Series: Sky Blue FC vs. Chicago Red Stars- tactical analysis. The 19-year-old's unfussy finish came shortly after he had tickled the side-netting with his first shot on goal, and was his 10th in nine Bundesliga matches. Regardless of whether it is attacking on a fast-break or trying to break down the defence by staying wide and forcing them to offer him space, Atal is always a threat down the wing. While averaging 0.53 completed crosses per 90, he is completing them at a 24.56% rate, good enough for the 69th percentile among his peers. Borussia Dortmund's Youssoufa Moukoko, who turns 16 on November 20, could make Champions League history next month by becoming the competition's youngest player ever.... more » 07.10.2020 12:34 Ten victories and three draws makes the Black-Yellows the only team yet to taste defeat on home soil in the league this season. Dortmund rest Haaland but edge out Hoffenheim. He looks more natural having the game in front of him to create, rather than being posted upfront. Without Marco Reus, Axel Witsel and Emre Can, and with Jadon Sancho only on the bench, Borussia Dortmund were anything but full strength for their Revierderby meeting with Schalke on Bundesliga Matchday 26. Borussia Dortmund needed a second-half goal by substitute Marco Reus to beat Hoffenheim 1-0. It’s unclear if this could convince Nice to be more open to sell or drive his price down, but it should be a factor in any decision-making on Dortmund’s part as well. After trying out various other formations, such as 4-2-3-1, 4-3-3 or even a 4-4-2, the French manager has settled on the 3-4-3 as his preferred system for his Dortmund’s squad. Collectively, the trio limited Schalke to just 10 shots on goal - only three of which landed on target. Borussia Dortmund insisted Friday there is no chance that England winger Jadon Sancho will join Manchester United before the transfer window … So with that in mind, what better place for him to develop than at Dortmund, a club known for buying young prospects and turning them into big names?

At 2.34 progressive runs averaged per 90 minutes played, he is well capable of attacking space as a ball carrier. The scout report will provide a tactical analysis of Hakimi’s role at Dortmund and offer some suggestions of players that might be able to fill his spot once vacated. The young full-back has proven to have superb ball control, good acceleration, good instincts and defensive presence, and perhaps most impressively – a completely fearless attitude. - Pool/Martin Meissner/Pool via Getty Images, - Poolfoto via images/Poolfoto, All the news and updates on your favourite club, Straight from the Bundesliga’s official editorial team. Happily for Dortmund's current crop, no Reus does not mean no party. Merchandise sales were also improved, stimulated by the opening of an international facing online shop. Watch: Erling Haaland on scoring the first Bundesliga goal after the restart. Dortmund assumed the role of hunted for much of last season, surrendering the title to record champions Bayern Munich down the pressure-cooker final straight. So much for ring rust. In that lineup, Hakimi will usually be deployed on the right-wing on the formation, acting as a wing-back who will have the freedom to roam down the flank and support the attack as well as contribute defensively by tracking back when needed.

From there, keeping his eyes inside the box to scan for options, he finds the best route to go with his cross, sending the ball low to meet his teammate wide open in the middle of the penalty box, ready to shoot (see frame above). Alongside second-choice goalkeeper Marwin Hitz, Spain U18 defender Mateu Morey and reserve-team players Chris Führich - a scorer of eight fourth-tier goals this season - and Tobias Räschl made up the unused portion of the BVB bench.

Just like Dest, Mazraoui had a rather fast turnaround last year, when he won the starting job at right-back and posted impressive performances on a squad that went as high as the Champions League semifinals. Looking forward the club said: “In the future, the core business will remain professional football with its classic pillars of revenue: games, TV marketing, advertising, retail, and transfers. The 2019–20 Borussia Dortmund season was the 111th season in the football club's history and 44th consecutive and 53rd overall season in the top flight of German football, the Bundesliga, having been promoted from the 2. His speed is that good. In this example, he takes off virtually before he even touches the ball. Defensive contribution is something that we will consider, but it won’t necessarily make it into the deciding factors list. The American star is currently completing his dribbles at an impressive 55.1% rate, while also providing 4 assists in the 2019/20 Eredivisie season, at a very impressive average of 0.25 assists per 90 minutes.

However, it’s hard not to consider the Algeria-born Atal as the perfect fit for Dortmund as a replacement for Hakimi. The midfield also played their part. Another impressive ability he has proven to possess is his crossing game. Yet the real surprise was on the right-hand side of the front three, a position normally reserved for Jadon Sancho. With 7 goals and 10 assists already to his name this year, it’s safe to say that Hakimi has been one of the most dangerous players in Lucien Favre’s squad. Bundesliga Nord in 1976. However, not all is doom and gloom for the German giant who point to the club’s underlying strength in key revenue lines. For comparison, Hakimi is having a +5.7 difference, indicating his teammates are also helping him by converting shots into goals. As does player transfers. "He was involved in all of Dortmund's most dangerous openings.". “Borussia Dortmund has a team that is of high quality. This year, the Moroccan has taken a bit of a step back, and Erik ten Hag had to find different ways to offer him minutes on the field. However, the Algerian is better at creating for himself. Blessed with impressive technical ability and ball control, as well as superb vision of the game, Dest has quickly grown into one of the most raved-about players in European football. Thorgan Hazard was the gleeful recipient of one of Brandt's seek-and-destroy forward passes, despite wrestling with cramp and initially being named on the bench before American teenager Gio Reyna was forced to pull out with a muscle injury sustained in the warm-up. With eight rounds of fixtures remaining, the gap to league leaders Bayern stands at a surmountable four points. However, virtually no other full-back does. He moved to Dortmund in July 2018, where he has not only secured a starting spot for himself but has entered the conversation as one of the most sought after players in Europe at the moment. Perhaps Dest will want to follow his good friend’s footsteps, Christian Pulisic, as he did when he chose the USMNT over the Dutch squad, and begin his climb to superstardom at Borussia. Mazraoui started games at left-back, right-winger as well as in central midfield. Instead, Dest is usually facing low-block opponents, as in the frame above. Max Aarons, the young prospect out of Norwich City, has emerged into the Premier League scene as one of the most promising young players currently playing in the league and is already the transfer target of clubs such as Bayern Munich and Tottenham. "We played well as a team and defensively - that was key. Needless to say, their time will come with fixtures set to come thick and fast in the weeks ahead. The qualification for the Champions league for the fifth consecutive season is pointed out as being important to next year’s revenues, as is the growing international exposure of the Bundesliga via its growing broadcast footprint and improved deals. I like cheering for Chelsea and Borussia Dortmund in my spare time. However, despite his versatility, it’s evident that Mazraoui’s best fit is at full-back, preferably on the right flank.