SUNDAY 30 MARCH 2014: Jürgen Klopp, Gray Surman’s predecessor at Borussia Dortmund, has had his contract terminated at Liverpool after today’s 1-2 defeat by Chelsea at Anfield. The club has slumped to 10th in the Premier League after an awful run of 7 defeats in 8 league games.
Rafa Benitez, currently at Valencia, is the bookies’ tip to return to Anfield, though Michael Laudrup, Slaven Bilic, and Marcelo Biesla are also in the running.
Dortmund Reserves ran out 3-2 winners at BFC Dynamo this afternoon, with goals from Lasse Sobiech, Daniel Ginczek, and Marvin Ducksch. Viktor Fischer, despite not getting on the score-sheet himself, had a hand in two of the goals and generally impressed throughout.
Sobiech headed BVB in front inside three minutes from a corner, but Kristof Reinert equalised for the fifth-tier side shortly before the break. Ginczek and Ducksch got a goal apiece to restore, then extend, the lead, before Nico Patschinski scored a late consolation for Dynamo.
The match was Dortmund II’s last scheduled match of the season, but it is believed that further fixtures will be added once the first team’s schedule is less hectic.
Earlier in the day, Dortmund U19s won their fourth match in a row to keep up their slim chances of winning U19 Bundesliga Group 3, with a 2-1 victory at Arminia Bielefeld. Wolfram Müller put the hosts in front after half an hour with a superb free-kick in a first-half otherwise dominated by BVB.
The equaliser came when Benjamin Bella headed home with ten minutes remaining, with the winner coming two minutes later from Masallah Aydemir poking home from a corner.
Dortmund climb to third, but with only five matches remaining, the eight point gap to leaders Schalke may prove to much to overcome.