Dortmund (dpa) – Two weeks before the first competitive match of the new season, Borussia Dortmund is not going well. In the test against SC Paderborn on Friday, the Bundesliga club had to settle for a 1: 1 (0: 0). I.
In the game played at the in-house training center as part of the digital season opener, Borussia revealed worrying weaknesses in the defense following Immanuel Pherai’s 30th minute opening goal. Kai Pröger took advantage of this and scored in the 67th minute to compensate for the courageous second division team.
Brazilian Reinier and recovering Marco Reus, who were on loan to Real Madrid for two years last week, have not yet played. In addition, BVB coach Lucien Favre saw distance from seven other fielders who were sick or under construction. An hour after the race, a second test is scheduled. Opponent is VfL Bochum, which, despite a positive Corona case at the beginning of the week, gave everything flawlessly. Further tests on the players the day before were consistently negative.
Reus is hoping for a comeback shortly after a seven-month forced hiatus. The 31-year-old captain of Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund did not want to rule out the possibility that he would be available again five days later in the cup match against MSV Duisburg (14 September) or at the Bundesliga start against Mönchengladbach. “If it continues like this, everything is an option. But that’s what the coach will ultimately decide,” said Reus.
Reus sustained an adductor injury at the BVB cup in Bremen in early February. After lengthy therapy and health setbacks, he appears to be on the mend and returned to team training this week.
However, the attacking midfielder does not want to rush his return. “It’s not that I was only out for two or three weeks. Now it’s important to me that I reach the level that I think I can play. Whether in the cup or in the first, second or third Bundesliga. match. I don’t care, ”he said.