Borussia Dortmund handed blow in title race as Marco Reus is ruled out of clash with Bayer Leverkusen… with league leaders attempting to end horror run of five winless matches
- Marco Reus has been out since the start of February with thigh injury
- Borussia Dortmund have failed to win any of their three games since
- Run includes the 3-0 defeat by Tottenham Hotspur in the Champions League
- Dortmund have seen a nine-point lead in the Bundesliga shrink to just three
Borussia Dortmund captain Marco Reus remains unavailable for the clash against Bayer Leverkusen after failing to recover from a thigh injury.
Dortmund coach Lucien Favre says Reus, arguably the team’s best player in the opening half of the season, will not play in Sunday’s Bundesliga game. Defender Lukasz Piszczek is also out with a heel injury.
Reus hasn’t played since getting injured in Dortmund’s German Cup loss to Werder Bremen on February 5. His club has failed to win since and is now five games without a victory across all competitions.
Marco Reus has missed Borussia Dortmund’s last three games with a thigh injury
Dortmund have a three-point lead in the Bundesliga ahead of a clash with Bayer Leverkusen
Dortmund’s Bundesliga lead over Bayern Munich has shrunk from nine points to three ahead of the weekend’s games. Bayern hosts Hertha Berlin on Saturday.
Sporting director Michael Zorc says ‘we’re still first in the league and have only lost one game. There are enough reasons to go into the game with Leverkusen with confidence.’