Berlin - Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund hope top-scorer and playmaker
Marco Reus will return from a four-week injury lay-off at Augsburg on
Friday in their final fixture before hosting Tottenham Hotspur.
Dortmund play Spurs at home next Tuesday needing to overturn a 3-0
defeat from the first-leg at Wembley to have any chance of advancing
from the last 16 of the Champions League.
They also need a win at Augsburg on Friday in the Bundesliga title
race as they only hold a three-point lead over defending champions
"He will probably be involved, but we have to wait and then ask the doctor," Dortmund head coach Lucien Favre said on Wednesday.
"He's back in team training, today (Wednesday) was his second
session, but whether he will be back in the (matchday) squad, I can't
Reus, who has scored 13 goals in 19 league games this season, has been sidelined for nearly four weeks by a thigh injury.
During his absence, Dortmund failed to win in three games, only
breaking the run with a 3-2 victory against Bayer Leverkusen last Sunday
when England winger Jadon Sancho starred.
Dortmund will be without wing back Lukasz Piszczek, who has a foot
problem, at Augsburg, but US midfielder Christian Pulisic is expected to
be fit again after recovering from a leg injury.
Favre says he is grateful for a three-day break before Dortmund take on Spurs.
"The schedule is OK, the three days in between are of course
important, but we are just concentrating on the next game," said the
Dortmund will have learnt from Bayern's experience after Niko Kovac's
star-studded side came from behind twice to seal a 3-2 win at Augsburg - also on a Friday - a fortnight ago.
Favre also said that Spanish striker Paco Alcacer could feature again
after making his comeback from a shoulder injury at Leverkusen.
Bayern are at Borussia Moenchengladbach on Saturday looking to avenge
a shock 3-0 defeat at Munich's Allianz Arena when the sides met last
October, but Favre insists his side will only worry about themselves.
"We want to stay true to our philosophy, one game at a time - full
concentration on the next game - that's the most important match," added