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Dortmund pair near return

2014-10-11 12:52
Ilkay Gundogan (Supplied)

Cape Town - Borussia Dortmund have been handed a fitness boost as injured pair Marco Reus and Ilkay Gundogan returned to action in a behind-closed-doors friendly on Friday.

Reus has been sidelined since for a month after tearing ankle ligaments for a second time while on international duty with Germany.

Gunodgan, meanwhile, has not played since August last year due to an ongoing back injury, but found the back of the net on his return in the friendly encounter with Bochum's Under-23 side.

Sporting director Michael Zorc expressed his delight at seeing the duo back in action, with both in line to feature in Dortmund's next Bundesliga match against Cologne on October 18.

"Both of them looked very good," Zorc told Dortmund's official website.

"Especially when you consider how long Ilkay has been away.

"He looked very comfortable on the ball, but it was only his first test and it was only for one half so we shouldn't attach too much importance to it."

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