Borussia Dortmund face two fixtures this weekend: the first a trip to Bremen on Saturday and the second in Erfurt the next day. Roman Bürki is set to make his comeback in Sunday's friendly.
The Swiss shot-stopper is fit again two months after sustaining a broken hand in the 1-0 Bundesliga win over Bayern. "Roman has already been earmarked to play in Sunday's friendly," reported coach Thomas Tuchel, who considers it to be a "first endurance test. If, as we hope, he passes it, then he will probably return to competitive action in Mainz."
Sunday's friendly in Erfurt will kick off at 14:30 CET. BVB total! will broadcast the match via a free live stream.
Tuchel hoping for Bender to make quick return
Speaking about Sven Bender's injury, Tuchel said that "everyone is very sad" and that he hopes "he will be able to return a bit quicker than in six weeks". The coach sees the "rapid reduction of the swelling as a first positive indication". (br)