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Borussia Dortmund play benefit match for flood victims in Germany

Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund have been giving back to the community of North-Rhine Westphalia region by playing a benefit match - with new signing Marin Pongracic debuting - which raised €295,000.

Dortmund played Westfalenliga sides SpVg Hagen 1911 and SV Hohenlimburg 1910 for 45 minutes each in front of 5,000 fans at a sold-out Ischelandstadion on Tuesday, with the likes of Pongracic, Julian Brandt, Reinier and Marius Wolf all featuring while most of the first-team squad are away on international duty.

The club held the benefit match to help victims of severe flooding in the region on 14 July.

The first 45 minutes ended 4-0 in Dortmund's favour against Hagen, with the second 45 minutes finishing 8-0 against Hohenlimburg - with the likes of Reinier, Brandt, Pongracic and Leonard Maloney all on the scoresheet.

Several Bundesliga clubs have made efforts to support the victims of the flooding this past summer. In response to the devastation, Bayern, together with partner Telekom and fellow Bundesliga outfit Cologne, donated 100,000 euros to the organisation 'Lichtblicke e.V, which will distribute the fund among those affected.

Together, the DFB and DFL agreed to provide a one million Euro donation aimed at dealing with the consequences of the recent catastrophe.