If Friday is any indication, Borussia Dortmund won’t be missing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for too long. That’s becauseA�Michy Batshuayi, in his Dortmund debut, would put the club on his back.
Facing off against the worst team in the league,A�FC KA�ln, Dortmund wouldn’t make life easy for themselves. But that’s been their way for the past couple of seasons now. However, whenever the game would go back level,A�Batshuayi was there. His first goal for BVB would put the club up 0-1. His second goal would restore that one-goal lead, 1-2. Then he got credit for an assist, making the final pass beforeA�AndrA� SchA?rrle’s late, thrilling winner.
After weeks of discussion,A�Batshuayi got his move. He could have gone to Tottenham, where he wouldn’t have played much. But he wisely chose to move to Dortmund, where young players always get the chance to thrive. And at this point, they need a proved striker.A�Batshuayi , still only 24 years old, would be just that in Ligue 1. Can he find that form again for Dortmund? It looks like he’s already there.
Right now, Dortmund are second in the table. But that’s because they have played one more match than the other clubs around them. They are level on points (34) with Bayer Leverkusen and Schalke, and one point ahead ofA�Eintracht Frankfurt. Last year’s biggest surprise, RB Leipzig, are sixth on 32 points.
Does Dortmund have their new talisman? It appears that way. For the rest of the season, at least.