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Michy Batshuayi bags brace, carries Dortmund to vital Bundesliga win

Comes off the bench to snap a five-game scoreless streak

Photo by Alex Grimm/Bongarts/Getty Images

Batman is back! Like superheroes do, Michy Batshuayi swept in to rescue Borussia Dortmund on Sunday against Eintracht Frankfurt.


First, he broke a 1-1 deadlock in the 77th minute.

But after BVB surrendered the equalizer, our capeless crusader struck again!

In the fourth minute of added time he knocked in the winner.

This was no ordinary win for Michy’s Black and Yellows. It puts them three points ahead of Eintracht and into a Champions League place, third in the table.

He took his personal tally to seven goals since his January 31st move to Germany.

The man in contention for the title of Chelsea’s most successful loanee ever is oozing confidence on social media, like he does.

But Michy actually started this game on the bench. Dortmund played 62 minutes without a true striker, fielding former Blue André Schürrle, Max Philipp, Marco Reus and Christian Pulisic — all of whom attacking midfielders by trade — as their scoring threats.

That might have come from the fact that after starting his Dortmund loan spell in blazing form by scoring five times in his first three games, Batshuayi went into a five-game drought. Thus, people began whispering. They suggested he was out of shape because he hadn’t played enough at Chelsea.

He was also racially abused by Atalanta fans in a Europa League match. To his credit, he didn’t take it lying down.

Now that the Belgian striker (and World Cup hopeful) has come back with a bang, it’s a good time to remember that however much they might want to, Dortmund cannot force a sale this summer. There is no buy option in his loan deal.

Which surely frustrates them, as Michy is quickly becoming their good luck charm. When he scores, they win.

That five game scoreless streak? One win, three draws and a loss. The four games with a goal? Four out of four in the win column.

Sorry, meine Damen und Herren: you can’t have him. He’s ours!

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