BVB physio raids club shop for replacement shirt

Borussia Dortmund midfielder Sven Bender was forced to play with a club shop replica top after a bloody nose forced him into four changes of shirt against Napoli on Tuesday.

The kit man was sent to the club shop after Bender bloodied three strips in Dortmund’s 3-1 win against the Serie A side.

Footballers are prohibited from playing with blood on their kit and the 24-year-old tried to plug up his bloody nose with cotton wool, but to no avail, and in the end the physio had little option but to head for the club store.

BVB coach Jurgen Klopp said: “It was important that [Bender] stayed on because of his performance.

“It was a great game for him and we had to change his bloodied shirt several times. The last one we got from the club shop.”