Daily Diary: Tuesday 11th March 2014


TUESDAY 11TH MARCH 2014: Mario Götze and club captain Mats Hummels have both resumed full training following three-week absence after suffering ankle and hamstring injuries (respectively) in the Champions League match at Spartak Moscow. The club’s staff don’t expect that either will play in tomorrow’s home leg, but may feature during the weekend’s trip to Freiburg.

santanaFellow centre-back Felipe Santana (left) has been sent home from training after appearing to be suffering from a virus. It’s anticipated that he’ll be fit to return for the DFB-Pokal Semi-Final against Bayern Munich in a fortnight’s time.


Marco Reus and Felipe Santana both feature in the Bundesliga Team of the Week after their performances in the 3-1 win over Hamburg on Saturday. Spieler des Tages award went to FSV Mainz striker Petar Sliskovic whose two goals were the difference in their 4-2 win at Düsseldorf.


Greece have been announced as the hosts of the 2017 UEFA U-19 Championship. They held off rival bids from Germany, France, Finland and Denmark to land the honour. The annual competition was last won by France in Lithuania last year. France and Spain have won 10 of the last 14 competitions between them.

Two of the eight UEFA Champions League Last 16 Second Leg ties were played tonight, with Juventus and Manchester City both booking their place in the Quarter-Finals of the continent’s most prestigious club competition. Dortmund host Spartak Moscow tomorrow night, leading 2-1 from the First Leg.


Remaining ties:

 Borussia Dortmund (2) v. (1) Spartak Moscow
 Manchester United (2) v. (0) Schalke

          AC Milan (0) v. (0) Benfica
        Fenerbahçe (2) v. (1) Zenit St Petersburg

         Barcelona (2) v. (0) Dynamo Kyiv
       Real Madrid (0) v. (1) Tottenham Hotspur