Batshuayi double delights Dortmund in Europa League

Batshuayi double delights Dortmund in Europa League

The Belgium global joined the Bundesliga side on loan for the rest of the season after suffering from a lack of game time at Stamford Bridge.

The vast majority of his appearances came off the bench, leaving him frustrated at his limited opportunities.

Michy Batshuayi, who arrived on loan from Chelsea, scored in his third straight game for Dortmund, providing the victor in stoppage time for Dortmund, which had trailed, 2-1.

"I'm now playing with a lot of confidence".

Batshuayi has since been loaned to the Bundesliga giants, and he reveals it was frustrating being benched despite scoring goals for Chelsea.

And it's easy to see why.

However, since his move to Germany, the Belgium global forward has scored five goals in his first three starts, including a brace in the 3-2 victory over Atalanta during their UEFA Europa League clash on Thursday evening.

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"I don't know if Conte was watching my game", said Batshuayi.

But it is not just the stalling Premier League champions who should be asking why Batshuayi is not banging in the goals for them.

Chelsea refused to sell the Belgium striker in January but may be open to negotiating Batshuayi's departure in the summer if it opens the door for them to sign Pulisic. "I talked to him two or three times and told him I'll put my trust in him and he can show his qualities".

The Belgian forward has already netted five goals and an assist in just three games for the Black and Yellows so far.

Reus and Dortmund have now set their sights on Gladbach, who will still be smarting from a 6-1 thrashing at the Signal Iduna Park in the season's first Battle of the Borussias on Matchday 6.

Speaking after Thursday's victory, Batshuayi spoke of his plight at Chelsea and said after moving to Dortmund he is now in the "perfect" environment to thrive.

Mkhitaryan then laid on the third goal for Mesut Ozil in the 58th minute before Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina saved a stoppage-time penalty by Tom Pettersson.

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