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Michy Batshuayi’s Borussia Dortmund debut couldn’t have been more eventful

The on-loan Chelsea striker scored twice and assisted another in a 3-2 victory over Cologne

Look away now Chelsea fans.

Michy Batshuayi may have been one of the most popular figures at the club with the fans, but he failed to earn Antonio Conte’s trust in his 18 months at Stamford Bridge.


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As a result, the Belgian striker was part of a transfer merry-go-round that saw him shipped off to Borussia Dortmund on loan while the Blues signed Olivier Giroud as his replacement.

And Batshuayi has got off to a flying start in Germany.

Batshuayi celebrates his debut goal

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Batshuayi celebrates his debut goal

Thrown in straight from the start against Bundesliga basement side Cologne, Batshuayi scored twice AND produced an assist as Dortmund earned a topsy turvy 3-2 victory.

The 24-year-old took just 34 minutes to break his duck, firing home Jeremy Toljan’s low cross.

After Dortmund were pegged back Batshuayi was again the man to put them in front, slotting in from a tight angle after Christian Pulisic’s through ball.

The Batsman was in clinical form

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The Batsman was in clinical form

Batshuayi – known as Batman – went from hero to villain when he lost Jorge Mere at a corner allowing the Cologne defender to equalise.

But that man was involved again in the decisive moment, setting up another former Chelsea man Andre Schurrle to score the winner.

Batshuayi even thought he had a hat-trick, but a goal initially awarded before half time was disallowed confusingly by VAR.

Right at home?

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Right at home?

Interestingly, he became the first player since Arsenal new boy Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to score twice on his Dortmund debut.

If this is a sign of things to come his time in Germany won’t be dull…


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