Several Borussia Dortmund players were in action on Wednesday with their national teams, wrapping up the international break before heading back to the Bundesliga.
Borussia Dortmund get back to action in the Bundesliga on Saturday when they take on Hoffenheim. Before that, several Dortmund players were finishing up their final game of what has been a very long international break. Dortmund had 6 players in action in the UEFA Nations League on Tuesday with five of them coming out as winners.
Thomas Delaney and Denmark grabbed a tightly contested 1-0 victory over Jadon Sancho and the England squad. England lost Harry Maguire to an early red card which forced them down to 10 men. Denamrk took advantage and came out on top, with Delaney playing 90 minutes in midfield. Sancho was only a substitute in this game, coming on in the 73rd minute.
Axel Witsel and Thomas Meunier started for Belgium in a 2-1 win over Iceland. Both were able to complete the 90 minutes without injury so will be coming back fully fit to Dortmund. Raphael Guerreiro and Portugal were 3-0 winners against Sweden, with the Borussia Dortmund star playing the full game at left-back. This game came fresh off the news of Cristiano Ronaldo testing positive with the Coronavirus. The whole Portugal squad was obviously in close contact with Ronaldo during the positive testing but they were allowed to play after testing negative. Hopefully there are no issues with the DFL and Guerreiro prior to Saturday’s game.
Erling Haaland rounds out today’s games with a 1-0 win over Nothern Ireland. It was a rare quiet game for Haaland who was held off the score sheet. Haaland has been on fire recently and hopefully can keep it that way going back to the Bundesliga. The striker was one of very few players to play in all three games across the international break, with one of them even going to extra time. So he will no doubt be tired heading back into club football.