DAILY DORTMUND DIARY, 05 Sept 2014:
Roman Weidenfeller has stated that his love for the club was the main reason behind him agreeing to a one-year contract extension at Borussia Dortmund, where he has played for the past twelve years. The 34 year-old goalkeeper’s original deal was due to expire in the summer, but has been extended to 2016 with a small pay increase.
Hervé Matthys was the only Dortmund player involved in international duty last night, playing 80 minutes at centre-back for Belgium U19 in their 2-1 win in Luxembourg. He had a reasonable, if quiet game (6.9), winning 80% of his challenges on the ground and in the air.
Thomas Meißner had a disappointing game (6.2) for TSV Aachen in their 0-2 defeat at Energie Cottbus in the second-flight earlier today. The young defender, on loan at the club from Dortmund, gave away a series of free-kicks despite his aerial prowess. The result sees them slip to 10th.
Dortmund’s Signal Iduna Park plays host to Germany against World Cup winners Brazil tonight, with the German squad featuring nine player from the home club. Up to twenty Dortmund players could be in action tonight for their respective countries.