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Dortmund insists to play the derby following Can’s positive COVID19 result

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Borussia Dortmund confirmed Emre Can’s positive result, though the club wants to play the awaited derby clash vs Schalke.

In spite of Emre Can’s positive result for COVID19, Borussia Dortmund suggested that the first Revierderby should take place.

Consequently, Dortmund announced Can’s positive test on Friday just before their Bundesliga clash on the weekend. Subsequently, they will face bitter-enemies Schalke at Signal Iduna Park on Saturday.

Nevertheless, the German international will go through self-isolation at home. Moreover, the rest of the squad and staff members tested negative. Therefore, BVB affirmed that the game with Schalke will still go ahead.

“Borussia Dortmund player Emre Can, 26, tested positive for Covid-19 on Friday,” a statement posted on Dortmund’s website read.

“The Germany international, who was unable to travel with the team for the Champions League match in Rome due to suspension, is currently not experiencing any symptoms and is in quarantine at home.

“All the other test results for players and staff members came back negative on Friday.

“Following intensive discussions with the health authorities in Dortmund, the final training session prior to the Ruhr derby on Saturday was postponed at the late notice from its original time of 17:00 CET to 18:30 CET. There is no reason for the game not to go ahead.”

In a tough spot.

Additionally, Dortmund is leveled up with champions Bayern Munich following three wins out of four. Both the teams are evidently behind first-placed RB Leipzig.

However, on the other side, Schalke managed to secure only one point from the first four Bundesliga fixtures.

Moreover, Dortmund will hope to recoup from the 3-1 loss to Lazio on Tuesday in the Champions League opener.

Giovanni Reyna proved his presence on the field following his assist to Erling Haaland.

Apparently, the US international received instructions on the positioning between Lazio’s midfield and defensive line.

Reyna told CBS Sports after the game: “Just try to stay in between the lines a little bit,” Reyna said of his instructions. “Jude came out and was a little more defensive and I had to go in and try to create with Erling and the guys in front. Just try to get between the lines and try to spark a comeback.”

“It’s Champions League, it’s pretty self-explanatory,” Reyna added. “Wherever you go and whoever you play, it’s going to be a tough game. 

“I think we started a little bit slow. We still had some chances that we could have scored to make it a little more difficult for them. We could have played a little bit better but now we have to refuel and get ready for the weekend.”