Marcel Schmelzer returned to the training pitch as the rest of the team focused on one-touch play with quick passing drills, during which Peter Bosz demanded pace, strength, and precision all at the same time. The team were driven and concentrated when following his instructions under the beating rays of the sun.

Twelve days after suffering an injury while training in Asia (partial tear to the lateral collateral ligament), the team captain has begun training once more. Consequently, hope has grown that the Borussia Dortmund captain will be able to participate come the beginning of the league season on 19 August in Wolfsburg, in about three weeks' time.