Borussia Dortmund captain Marco Reus made his return from seven-month injury break as he started and scored in Monday’s 2-1 win over Sparta Rotterdam on Monday. 

The 31-year-old forward was out with an adductor muscle in February, this forced the attacker to miss the remaining 14 games of the 2019/2020 Bundesliga match.

Speaking to Sky after the game, Dortmund coach Lucien Favre said he was pleased with what he saw from the 31-year-old. 

“He’s ready,” Favre said, looking ahead to Dortmund’s opening game of the 2020/21 season in the DFB-Pokal against Duisburg on Monday. 

“I’m very pleased that he’s back. He has worked well and intensively. I asked him at halftime whether he would be able to continue playing, and he said everything was good. It’s good that he can play 70 minutes straight.” 

Reus scored 12 goals and made seven assists in 26 games for Dortmund in all competition last season

The Germany forward will be hoping for an injury free season as the new Bundesliga season kick start September 18.

The BVB club first game in the new Bundesliga season will be against Borussia Monchengladbach at the Signal Idunna park.