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Karim Adeyemi set to miss Dortmund’s Champions League second leg clash with Chelsea

Adeyemi set to miss Dortmund’s second leg clash with Chelsea

Borussia Dortmund have confirmed that Karim Adeyemi will miss up to three weeks of action after suffering a torn muscle fibre in the 4-1 home victory over Hertha Berlin.

The 21-year-old picked up the knock after helping his side establish a two-goal lead with a goal and an assist inside the opening half an hour.

The former Salzburg man opened the scoring in the 27th minute but sustained the injury while setting up strike partner Donyell Malen just four minutes later. 

He was then replaced by Jamie Bynoe-Gittens in the 35th minute.

Adeyemi will miss Dortmund games against TSG Hoffenheim, RB Leipzig, and the Champions League second leg against Chelsea.

The versatile forward will be sorely missed against the struggling Blues, having helped his side to victory in the first leg with a stunning solo goal.

His speed, agility and composure were key to the goal and could have proven to be a problem for the Chelsea defence in the reverse fixture at Stamford Bridge.

Dortmund have had their fair share of injury problems this season, but Adeyemi’s absence will be a huge blow for both the player and the club, with the Germany international finally starting to find his feet in the team.

Earlier in the season, the striker had struggled to replicate the impressive form that saw Der BVB snap him up from Austrian side RB Salzburg last summer.

However, the youngster has burst into life following the World Cup break, registering four goals and two assists in his last six games.

Adeyemi has scored six goals and provided three assists in 24 appearances across all competitions since joining Edin Terzic’s side, but they will have to do without him for the next couple of games.

Dortmund have been in imperious form since the tail end of January, winning their last eight games on the bounce. 

They will be looking to continue that run when they take on Hoffenheim next weekend.

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