Ilkay Gündogan (r.) is confident he'll be in the Dortmund squad to face 1. FC Köln on Matchday 8 after lining up in a low-key friendly alongside Marco Reus (r.), Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Sebastian Kehl (© Imago)
Ilkay Gündogan (r.) is confident he'll be in the Dortmund squad to face 1. FC Köln on Matchday 8 after lining up in a low-key friendly alongside Marco Reus (r.), Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Sebastian Kehl (© Imago)
Bundesliga

Returning stars help Dortmund to friendly win

Dortmund - Returning Borussia Dortmund quartet , , and were all involved in a 3-2 friendly win over Viktoria Köln on Tuesday.

'Fully involved'

Neven Subotic, Sven Bender, Kevin Großkreutz and Dong-Won Ji also lined up against the regional minnows, with Reus, Mkhitaryan and Julian Derstroff on target for Jürgen Klopp's high-profile hosts.

"I'm available," affirmed Gündogan after the game. "The plan is to dive right back in as soon as the internationals return. I'd like to think I'll be in the squad to face 1. FC Köln at the weekend." The 23-year-old midfielder only returned to first-team training on Monday after over a year on the sidelines with a back problem, while Reus, Mkhitaryan and Kehl last featured for

die Schwarz-Gelben

on Bundesliga Matchday 2 and 4 and in September's UEFA Champions League group stage win over Arsenal FC respectively.