Batshuayi delight at debut double

Batshuayi delight at debut double

"I am very happy, but the most important thing was the win", Batshuayi told Eurosport.

Dortmund required a late victor from another former Chelsea star Andre Schurrle to secure all three points as they climbed up to second in the Bundesliga.

The outcome provided a measure of revenge to Dortmund coach Peter Stöger, who was sacked by Cologne at the beginning of December.

In the end, the chain reaction of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's departure from Borussia Dortmund for Arsenal (which in turn allowed Giroud to make the move to Stamford Bridge) saw the "Batsman" replace "Auba" at the Westfalenstadion on loan for the remainder of the season. "We were not flawless in the second half, and if we had lost the match there would certainly be lots of questions".

Michy Batshuayi scored twice and had another disallowed as Borussia Dortmund recorded a 3-2 win over FC Koln in the Bundesliga on Friday night.

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.

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The Belgian could have finished with a hat-trick after having a goal ruled offside before the break.

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Cologne levelled on the hour when Roman Buerki cleared a shot and Simon Zoller nodded in on the rebound but Batshuayi responded only two minute later, pouncing on a defensive error to slot in.

Cologne equalised again on 69 minutes when Mere headed home from a corner.

Swiss centre-back Manuel Akanji, who cost 21.5 million euros ($26.4 million) from Basel last month, made his Dortmund debut in the dying stages off the bench.

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