Borussia Dortmund’s rejuvenated Mario Götze relishing Bayern return | Marcus Christenson

Having recovered from illness, the forward and his teammates can take a major step towards the Bundesliga title on Saturday

“Bayern Munich didn’t finish me,” Mario Götze said this week but on Saturday afternoon he can pretty much put an end to the Bavarian club’s title hopes this season. His Borussia Dortmund are two points ahead of their Bavarian rivals before the game at the Allianz Arena and an away win would go a long way to securing the club’s first Bundesliga title since 2012.

For Götze it is a fantastic position to be seven months into a season he started on the sidelines with questions still remaining over his fitness after the metabolic disease he suffered in 2017. The fact that Dortmund can pip Bayern to the title makes it even sweeter for the 26-year-old who had three tough years at the reigning German champions between 2013-16.

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