Batshuayi injured as Dortmund lose Ruhr derby

Michy Batshuayi Injury

Batshuayi injured as Dortmund lose Ruhr derby

Schalke maintained second spot on the table and a four-point lead over third placed Bayer Leverkusen as they beat Borussia Dortmund 2-0 at Veltins Arena. A one-two allowed the Dortmund players to quickly close down the ball, but it was no use given the speed and accuracy of Naldo's sensational strike, his seventh league goal of the season. "But to be here in, our home stadium, and all the families and the fans and everyone, just the atmosphere." said the 19-year-old.

Dortmund dropped to fourth, the last qualification place for the Champions League, five points ahead of Hoffenheim, Eintracht Frankfurt and Leipzig.

"We made individual mistakes", Dortmund coach Peter Stoeger said after his second defeat in 15 games. "Everyone knew we could devour any opponent on a good day".

Yevhen Konoplyanka scored the opening goal after a Marcel Schmelzer error.

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The hosts threatened again moments later as Amine Harit lined up a shot from distance that drifted wide of the right post, while Guido Burgstaller dragged an effort to the left of the target on 13 minutes.

It had also been suggested that the injury means Batshuayi's loan at Dortmund is over and he is heading back to Chelsea for treatment.

The local Ruhr Nachrichten newspaper reported the Belgian striker, who is on loan from Chelsea, is suspected to have suffered a lower-leg fracture.

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