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Kagawa had goosebumps on return

Shinji Kagawa admitted it was "difficult to describe" how he was feeling after his fairy-tale return to Borussia Dortmund.

The Japanese midfielder scored on his second debut for the club he re-joined from Manchester United this summer and also played a part in the first goal of a 3-1 win over Freiburg.

What I feel right now is difficult to describe.

But it's definitely a feeling of great joy to have been able to play in this stadium again. I had goosebumps.

When the whole South Stand called my name, it was an indescribable feeling.

It was a very warm-hearted welcome. The fans had already welcomed me back and that gave me even more motivation to play well for them, and I think I managed that against Freiburg.

– Shinji Kagawa


Reus out for a month

Marco Reus
Marco Reus is just back from one injury. Credit: PA

Borussia Dortmund's Marco Reus has been ruled out for a month with the ankle ligament injury he suffered during Germany's 2-1 win over Scotland on Sunday.

The 25-year-old will miss Dortmund's Champions League ties with Arsenal and Anderlecht as well as up to five Bundesliga encounters due to the injury.


Leverkusen shock Dortmund

Karim Bellarabi
Karim Bellarabi scored after nine seconds. Credit: PA

Karim Bellarabi scored the quickest goal in Bundesliga history and then set up another for Stefan Kiessling as Bayer Leverkusen stunned hosts Borussia Dortmund with a 2-0 win on Saturday evening.

Bellarabi struck after only nine seconds, beating the previous quickest goals scored by Giovane Elber and Ulf Kirsten by two seconds to leave the Westfalenstadion shellshocked.

Borussia Dortmund beat rivals Bayern 2-0 to win German Supercup again

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Silverware for Dortmund, raised aloft by Sebastian Kehl. Credit: PA

Borussia Dortmund took the German Supercup for the second successive year with a 2-0 win over last season's double winners Bayern Munich.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored the goals for Dortmund to make sure the Supercup remains the only domestic trophy still to elude Bayern boss Pep Guardiola.

Kehl steps down as Dortmund captain

Veteran midfielder Sebastian Kehl has stepped down as Borussia Dortmund captain as he plans for his final season as a professional footballer.

The 34-year-old announced the decision in a press conference on Wednesday, saying he preferred to hand over to a successor now while still being around to offer his support.

This important role has filled me with enjoyment and pride. It makes sense now to pass the baton on.

For now I will have the opportunity to stand by my successor and give advice and practical help and support with my experience.

Now the time is right.

– Kehl was speaking on the club's official website.
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