Some bitter news followed the commanding 3-1 victory in Leipzig on Saturday: Borussia Dortmund will be without Axel Witsel, 31, in the coming months.

Without any opposition players in his vicinity, the Belgium international tore his Achilles tendon in the first half in Saxony. This was the diagnosis that was revealed in today's examination in Dortmund's Klinikum Westfalen.

The whole BVB family have their fingers crossed that Axel Witsel recovers as quickly as possible!