Marco Reus demonstrated his quality once again on Saturday night while turning out for the German national team in their match against Belarus. The BVB captain scored the second goal in a 2-0 win.
After a short break from football, various members of the BVB squad are back in action for their respective countries. Marco Reus travelled to Belarus with the German national team for the first of two international fixtures. The BVB forward scored the second goal of the match, with an assist from Borussia old boy Matthias Ginter, and in doing so secured a 2-0 win which gives die Mannschaft a 100 percent record in their EURO qualification campaign with two games played. A couple of Black & Yellows in waiting also saw action: Nico Schulz played the full 90 minutes at full-back, while Julian Brandt came on to replace Reus in the 76th minute.
There was also good news from the Final Four of the Nations League in Portugal. Raphael Guerreiro's Portugal reached the final (to be played on Sunday at 20:45 CET) thanks to a 3-1 win over Manuel Akanji's Switzerland. Defeat in the semi-final meant that Akanji faced another teammate in the third-place play-off: the young Englishman Jadon Sancho. The match finished 0-0 after regulation time, with Sancho brought on in the 107th minute to try and break the deadlock. The score remained unchanged however and the match went to penalties. England ultimately prevailed 6-5, with both Sancho and Akanji netting their respective spot-kicks.
Possible return for Achraf Hakimi
It was a successful weekend for both Axel Witsel and Thorgan Hazard. The two BVB players played the full 90 minutes as their Belgium side beat Kazakhstan 3-0 on Saturday night. Next up for the ''red devils'' is a home qualifier against Scotland on Tuesday (20:45 CET).
BVB fans will be pleased to know that a return to action is on the cards for one of the club's stars. On 23 June, Achraf Hakimi's Morocco are scheduled to face Namibia in the Africa Cup of Nations. The 20-year-old defender, who suffered a metatarsal fracture back in April, has been named in the Morocco squad for the upcoming tournament and could well line up against Namibia in what would be his first appearance since being sidelined in April.