Gotze to make first Borussia Dortmund start in seven months

Joanna Estrada
August 20, 2017

Germany's World Cup-winner Mario Goetze is poised to play for the first time in seven months for Borussia Dortmund at Wolfsburg on Saturday to end his illness misery.

His latest setback means Schuerrle will miss Dortmund's trip to Wolfsburg on Saturday in their opening league match of the new season.

Ousmane Dembele is not in the squad after being suspended for skipping training, with the forward's future uncertain amid interest from Barcelona.

Dortmund continued their domination in the second half when Pulisic crossed for last season's top scorer Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to start his tally for the 2017-18 campaign.

"I am very satisfied". "Not only because of the goal".

Champions Bayern Munich are also on three points after Friday's 3-1 victory over Bayer Leverkusen.

Springboks winger Raymond Rhule breaks through the Argentinian defence during the International Rugby Championship Test match between Argentina and South Africa at The Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth
Christian Pulisic helps Dortmund to big Bundesliga win at Wolfsburg

Hannover, who were promoted alongside Stuttgart last season, marked their top-flight return with a 1-0 win at Mainz.

Australia winger Mathew Leckie scored both goals on his Hertha Berlindebut as they won 2-0 against newly-promoted Stuttgart, while former Leicester striker Andrej Kramaric netted the decisive goal in Hoffenheim's 1-0 home win over Werder Bremen.

Schalke, with 31-year-old coach Domenico Tedesco making his Bundesliga debut, scored once in either half to beat Leipzig 2-0 with the visitors' sensational league run last season already a distant memory.

Dortmund fans have turned against the 20-year-old Dembele, who had six goals and 13 assists in his debut Bundesliga season after joining for EUR15m from Rennes last year.

Nabil Bentaleb put them ahead with a 43rd minute penalty before Yevhen Konoplyanka, who had scored twice in the German Cup on Monday, struck to finish Leipzig off.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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