Two-goal hero Batshuayi accuses Chelsea of "sitting him on the bench"

Alejandro Gomez has been a talismanic figure for Atalanta
Alejandro Gomez has been a talismanic figure for Atalanta
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17 February, 2018

Batshuayi continued his good form with a late brace as Dortmund fought back to beat Atalanta 3-2 at Signal Iduna Park.

The Belgium worldwide completed a loan move from Chelsea at the end of the January transfer window, as he looks to strengthen his chances of featuring at the World Cup.

Batshuayi joined on loan from Chelsea for the remainder of the season to replace the prolific Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who left to join Arsenal for €63.75 million (A$99.96 million) on the final day of the January transfer window.

His brace against Atalanta in the Europa League, including a last-minute victor, was his fourth and fifth goals for Dortmund.

In doing so, he has now outstripped his predecessor at the club in terms of making a scoring start.

The 24-year-old has been quick to prove his worth with Dortmund, becoming the first man in the club's history to plunder five goals in his opening three appearances.

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While it's clear that Michy Batshayi is reaping the rewards of Dortmund's world-class offensive lineup, consisting the likes of Marco Reus, Mario Gotze, Shinji Kagawa, Christian Pulisic etc, we have to give credit to the Belgian for integrating into Dortmund's playing philosophy in the span of just a few days.

"Things are looking good. They looked very nervous and we took advantage of it". But when you play in the Premier League, Champions League and the FA Cup three strikers is the minimum.

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.

Arsenal are now sixth in the English Premier League, eight points behind Chelsea, who hold the fourth and last qualifying berth.

Real Sociedad drew 2-2 with Salzburg, Sporting Lisbon won 3-1 at Astana and Marseille defeated Braga 3-0. It's clearly evident that Batshuayi's real talent is oozing at Dortmund, where he now feels very much at home.


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