La Manga - Borussia Dortmund received some good news on Saturday after Germany international midfielder Marco Reus made a successful comeback from injury.

The 25-year-old superstar emerged unscathed after playing the first half of a 1-0 friendly win against Romanian champions FC Steaua Bucuresti in La Manga, Spain, where the Schwarz-Gelben have been preparing for the second half of the Bundesliga season. Dortmund are set to return home on Sunday after nine days in the Spanish sunshine.

Encouraging signs

A little under two months after suffering an ankle injury at SC Paderborn that ruled him out for the remainder of the Hinrunde, Reus was involved in several promising attacks for Jürgen Klopp's side, and linked well with new signing Kevin Kampl.

He was replaced at the interval by Jakub Blaszczykowski, also aiming to get back to full fitness after making just two league appearances so far this term. It was the Pole who scored the game's only goal with six minutes remaining. Worryingly for Klopp, though, Sebastian Kehl had to be withdrawn clutching his shoulder and Kevin Großkreutz limped off with a twisted ankle. It remains to be seen whether the duo will be available for the Matchday 18 encounter at Bayer 04 Leverkusen on 31 January.