Dortmund - Mario Götze’s hopes of bowing out on a high with Borussia Dortmund have been given a lift by the club’s doctor, who believes he could be fit to face FC Bayern Munich in the UEFA Champions League final.

Götze limped out of Tuesday’s semi-final against Real Madrid CF after tearing muscle fibres in his thigh.

Recovery "realistic"


It was initially feared his season would be over with a three to five-week recovery period required, ruling him out of Dortmund’s remaining Bundesliga matches and the Wembley final on 25 May.

However, Dr. Braun, despite confirming the initial diagnosis following tests in Dortmund’s Knappschaftskrankenhaus, said on the Westphalian club’s website that there is a “realistic” chance Götze will be fit.

The game would be Götze’s last for Dortmund before moving to Bayern Munich in the summer.