B-V-Briefing: Der Klassiker Special

Borussia Dortmund traveled to Munich and did the unthinkable, they won!

FC Bayern München v Borussia Dortmund - Bundesliga
FC Bayern München v Borussia Dortmund - Bundesliga / Stefan Matzke - sampics/GettyImages
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No, Borussia Dortmund will not win the Bundesliga. Yet, this is a very symbolic victory and something to build on for the Black and Yellows. This squad will no longer look at Bayern Munich and see an unbeatable foe. They’ve walked into the Allianz Arena and left with three points and a clean sheet. A once-in-a-decade win.

The confidence the squad gleans from this win will undoubtedly help their cause against Stuttgart this weekend, and then against Atletico Madrid in their UEFA Champions League quarterfinals next week.

Off the pitch, Marcel Sabitzer has completed his suspension but missed Austria's last game due to illness. He will hope to recover in time for the Stuttgart game. Gregor Kobel missed the Bayern trip due to gastrointestinal issues and could also return this weekend. It remains to be seen how long Donyell Malen will be on the sidelines.

Lastly, some exciting news for the future of Borussia Dortmund. Promising youth prospect Kjell Wätjen signed a professional contract last week, that will keep him at the club through 2028. He’s recently turned eighteen and touted to be an important player in both Germany and BVB's youth squads. Wätjen is a homegrown player, having been affiliated with BVB since 2015.