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Leverkusen F. Wirtz (9), P. Schick (45), M. Diaby (55)
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Dortmund E. Håland (37), J. Brandt (49), R. Guerreiro (71), E. Håland (Pen. 77)
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Dortmund get four internationals back early, Flick says Reus injury "not too serious."

By Peter Vice

Dortmund confirmed on Tuesday that Giovanni Reyna (USA) and Thomas Meunier (Belgium) are already back with the team after sustaining injury on international duty. 

Meunier's Belgium teammate Axel Witsel and team captain Marco Reus are also headed back for the team's training pitch. 

Marco Reus.
Marco Reus.Photo: Tim Reckmann/CC-by-SA 3.0

Availability for the weekend fixture against Leverkusen isn't clear in the case of any one player yet, but Borussia Dortmund do have four of their players back early from the international break. Giovanni Reyna and Thomas Meunier have already rejoined the team. Axel Witsel and Marco Reus should do so today.


Reyna, who suffered a hamstring injury while on international duty for the USMNT, underwent further examinations on Tuesday on what the club labelled a "tendon area injury". The BVB also divulged that Reyna had been subbed off early in his most recent league match with an apparently unrelated thigh issue.

Meunier must also undergo evaluations for muscular problems while no reason for Witsel's departure from the Belgium national team has been given. The latter Belgian international, himself coming off a nasty ACL tear that sidelined him through the second half of last season, has been filling in as an emergency center back for the BVB.

German Bundestrainer Hansi Flick has elaborated a bit on the knee injury that prevented him from taking Reus to Iceland for the German national team's final fixture of the international break.

Flick provided some hopeful news by calling the injury "not too serious" and saying "another recovery day" would have enabled Reus to be eligible for Wednesday's match.


Leverkusen
(4-2-3-1)
1Lukáš Hradecky (C)
30Jeremie Frimpong
6Kossonou Odilon
4Jonathan Tah
5Mitchel Bakker
10Kerem Demirbay ↩79
8Robert Andrich
19Moussa Diaby
27Florian Wirtz
7Paulinho ↩63
14Patrik Schick ↩78
Bench
40Andrey Lunev
13Lucas Alario ↪78
31Amine Adli ↪63
38Karim Bellarabi ↪79
3Panagiotis Retsos
22Daley Sinkgraven
11Nadiem Amiri
25Exequiel Palacios
Dortmund
(4-3-2-1)
1Gregor Kobel
24Thomas Meunier
34Marin Pongracic ↩84
16Manuel Akanji
13Raphaël Guerreiro
22Jude Bellingham ↩89
28Axel Witsel ↩66
8Mahmoud Dahoud
19Julian Brandt
11Marco Reus (C)
9Erling Håland
Bench
35Marwin Hitz
18Youssoufa Moukoko
21Donyell Malen ↪66
36Ansgar Knauff
15Mats Hummels ↪84
20Reinier
30Felix Passlack
39Marius Wolf ↪89
42Göktan Gürpüz

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