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Dortmund hit by Gundogan injury

15 August 2013 18:18

Borussia Dortmund's Ilkay Gundogan will be missing for two weeks after aggravating a back injury while on international duty with Germany.

The midfielder scored Germany's first goal during their 3-3 draw with Paraguay on Wednesday, but was replaced immediately.

Gundogan, who played 57 minutes of Dortmund's opening-day Bundesliga clash against Augsburg, had been struggling with the injury in pre-season and this latest news will be a blow to coach Juergen Klopp.

A club statement confirmed the 22-year-old's absence.

"Borussia Dortmund midfielder Ilkay Gundogan is expected to be out for two weeks after limping off during Germany´s friendly against Paraguay on Wednesday night," it read.

"His back problems, which are a result of a spinal compression, have increased, according to BVB team doctor Markus Braun."

Gundogan made 45 appearances in all competitions for Dortmund last season.

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3 - 3

Competition
Friendlies
Date
14 August 2013
Kick-off
20:45
Half-time
2 - 3
Full-time
3 - 3
Venue
Fritz-Walter-Stadion (Kaiserslautern)
Attendance
47522

Goals

0 - 1
9' A. Núñez
 (assist by W. Pittoni)
0 - 2
I. Gündogan 18'
(assist by M. Özil) 
1 - 2
T. Müller 31'
(assist by M. Hummels) 
2 - 2
2 - 3
45'+1 M. Samudio
 (assist by R. Santa Cruz)
L. Bender 75'  
3 - 3

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Saturday 27 December

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15:52
15:47
14:45
14:24
14:19
14:00
14:00
13:38
13:31
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13:04
12:45
12:39
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11:55
11:32
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09:48
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11:48
11:10
08:44
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03:45
02:56
01:35
00:46

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