Borussia Dortmund: Michy Batshuayi slams Europa League racist abuse

24 February, 2018, 09:26 | Author: Clint Gray
  • Atalanta's defender from Italy Mattia Caldara fights for the ball with Borussia Dortmund's forward from Belgium Michy Batshuayi who accused Atalanta fans of racist abuse after his team's Europa league match

Borussia Dortmund coach Peter Stoger has revealed that Michy Batshuayi's hunger to do well was noticeable from his first day in training.

Both clubs overcame shocks in their second legs to earn their places in Friday's last-16 draw, with Dortmund scoring a late equaliser against Atalanta to advance on a 4-3 aggregate score. The Belgium International will make return to Chelsea at the end of the season, when his loan deal at BVB will expire.

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When the music stopped playing in January, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang found himself at Arsenal, Olivier Giroud was at Chelsea while Michy Batshuayi ended up at Dortmund.

Dortmund's official Twitter account retweeted Batshuayi's original tweet in support of the striker.

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"If they did happen, then I am very sad and absolutely apologise to Batshuayi. This should never happen", Percassi told Sky Italia, as quoted by Football Italia.

Last month the Italian club received a one-game stand closure, which was suspended for one year, after Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly was subjected to racist chants during a Serie A clash.

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The Belgian striker has scored 5 goals in his first 3 appearances including the crucial injury-time victor against Atalanta to make it 3-2 in the first leg.

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