Dto exciting in Dortmund. In the preview of the Bundesliga match between Borussia Dortmund and Hertha Berlin, the atmosphere became extremely emotional even before kick-off. The reason: Dortmund said goodbye to three very special players, in addition to other members of the squad who will also leave the entity this summer.
The goodbye of the Sports Director Michael Zorc and the left side Marcel Schmelzertwo club legends, overshadowed the farewell of the Dortmund star in recent years: Erling Haland. Yes, the Norwegian left after impressive records, but the fans wanted to remember two pieces that have been linked to the entity for a long time.
And especially one: Zorc. The life of him, Dortmund. First, as a footballer: a youth squad player and 20 years old wearing the ‘Borussen’ shirt; later, many others linked to the club as ‘Head of Sports’. In total, 44 years of his life dedicated to Dortmund. Schmelzer’s case is also noteworthy because since his debut in 2008 with the first team (he is also a youth squad player), he has always been in the BVB first team.
During his time at Borussia Dortmund, Zorc experienced a victory in the Champions League (1997), was on the verge of bankruptcy and experienced the spectacular return of BVB with Jrgen Klopp, winning the Bundesliga twice in 2011 and 2012. Before the tribute from the stands, with a spectacular tifo, Zorc could not hold back his tears.
For Haaland was a nice tribute from the club, who gave him a bouquet of flowers and a painting. In addition, from the stands they remembered him with chants in his favor, acknowledging the many goals he has scored during his time in Dortmund.
Three first-team players who had been with the team for several years also bid farewell to BVB: Witsel, Roman Burki, and Dan Axel Zagadou.