Sébastien Haller, who suffered from testicular cancer in the summer, is improving at a good pace. In the test against Basel, the striker indicated how important he could be for BVB.
Second appearance, first goals – Sébastien Haller continues to make amazing progress on his way back to everyday life as a professional footballer.
In Borussia Dortmund’s 6-0 (3-0) win against FC Basel, the attacker, who was diagnosed with a testicular tumor shortly after his commitment last summer, scored a hat-trick within seven minutes (81st penalty, 86th minute). , 88 minutes).
Three days after his 15-minute comeback against Fortuna Düsseldorf, the 28-year-old Ivorian international played for half an hour in Marbella against the Swiss first division team. This increases the chances that Haller will be part of the squad in the first competitive game of the sixth Bundesliga team on January 22 at home against FC Augsburg. “It’s the best way imaginable,” Haller commented, “every day of training is another step towards full fitness.”
Özcan: “We’re really happy for him”
The reaction of the coach and the teammates was similarly euphoric. “You could see how good it was for him to convert the penalty and how the lads were happy for him when he scored his first goal. That often makes things feel easier on the pitch,” said Fußball-Lehrer Edin Terzic. “We’re really happy for him. A hat-trick today – things can’t get any better for him at the moment,” agreed BVB midfielder Salih Özcan.
Marco Reus (39′), Donyell Malen (50′) and Jude Bellingham (54′) scored the remaining Dortmund goals in the game, which lasted 60 minutes each. Coach Edin Terzic took the opportunity to give many professionals match practice. The injured full-backs Thomas Meunier (thigh problems) and Raphael Guerreiro (muscular problems) were not there. A further medical examination should determine how serious Meunier’s injury is. After the final whistle, Terzic described Guerreiro’s absence as a precautionary measure.
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