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Batshuayi Scores Brace on Debut for Dortmund

Batshuayi Scores Brace on Debut for DortmundBatshuayi Scores Brace on Debut for Dortmund

Michy Batshuayi reminded Chelsea fans of his talents with a brace in his debut game for Borussia Dortmund on Friday.

The Belgian signed for Dortmund on loan from Chelsea for the remainder of the season and is a direct replacement for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who joined Arsenal, Metro reported.

Dortmund threw Batshuayi straight into the deep end by starting the 24-year-old against FC Cologne on Friday.

Batshuayi has played second fiddle to Alvaro Morata this season, spending much of the campaign watching from the bench, but the striker showed zero signs of rust against Cologne.

It took Batshuayi just 34 minutes to get off the mark for Dortmund and the attacker grabbed his second in the 62nd minute to restore his side’s lead.

Batshuayi could have scored a hat-trick, but VAR ruled out a goal in the 44th minute for offside.

Dortmund needed a late winner from another former Blue, Andre Schurrle, as the attacker fired in a goal in the 84th minute.

Batshuayi will return to Chelsea at the end of the season as Antonio Conte and the club is convinced he has a future there.

Conte blocked Batshuayi’s loan move right up until the final day of the January window as Chelsea searched for a replacement.

Olivier Giroud arrived from Arsenal and Batshuayi will have further competition for a place at Chelsea when he returns to London.

Batshuayi will be hoping his hotstreak continues with the World Cup taking place in Russia this summer.

Belgium has a host of talented attackers to pick from and Batshuayi will be eager to link up with his Chelsea team-mates Eden Hazard and Thibaut Courtois at the tournament.

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