He looks a bit like a beat up boxer. But for Dortmund’s Mats Hummels “it was worth it”. The defensive veteran suffered a cut in the eye in the final sprint of the game against Augsburg and then posted from the dressing room.
Hummels was injured in a duel with Augsburg’s Maximilian Bauer in the 89th minute. The Dortmund player remained dazed, had to be treated and ultimately replaced. “He was stapled in the eye and has a pretty good violet,” explained coach Edin Terzic. “90 minutes to go” Hummels himself later addressed the public from the dressing room. With his left eye clearly drawn, he lets it be known: “It was worth it. 90 minutes left.” On Twitter, he put it slightly differently: “It’s all worth it. One more time.” In addition, a black and a yellow heart. The message is clear: one more win, at home against Mainz at the weekend, and then the first championship title since 2012 is actually a reality. In fact, BVB now has all the trumps in the title fight. Dortmund won 3-0 at FC Augsburg in the 33rd round and went two points ahead of defending champions Bayern Munich, who lost 3-1 to RB Leipzig on Saturday. The leaders won their first league title since Fix 2012 at home against Mainz on Saturday, Bayern are still visiting Cologne.
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