Borussia Dortmund re-start their hunt for the Bundesliga trophy on Saturday afternoon in the Revierderby against Schalke 04 in front of an empty Westfalenstadion.
However, the Black and Yellows will have to make do without their best contributor from the beginning. Jadon Sancho, who scored 14 goals and 15 assists in 23 league appearances, is only starting on the bench. As the Athletic reports, the 20-year-old Englishman had muscular problems in his calf this week.
17-year-old Giovanni Reyna will take his place on the wing. The U.S. boy is still waiting for his first goal or assist in the Bundesliga with eight appearances to his name.
BVB coach Lucien Favre, who has to make do without the injured Marco Reus, Dan-Axel Zagadou, Axel Witsel, Emre Can and Nico Schulz, is allowed to make five substitutions due to a rule change on Saturday but Sancho should only make an appearance later in the game if the scoreline requires it.
Bench: Hitz – Sancho, Götze, Balerdi, Morey, Hazard, Schmelzer, Führich, Raschl