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Shinji Kagawa is already on his way home to Dortmund after Japan went out against the United Arabic Emirates on penalties on Friday. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was struck by the same fate, as Gabon were defeated by hosts Equatorial Guinea.
What might be bad for Japan and Gabon is good news for Dortmund, as both players will arrive before the Bundesliga restarts – and most importantly: Without injury.
Jürgen Klopp will soon have a plethora of options in offensive midfield. Marco Reus, Kevin Kampl, Jakub Blaszczykowski and Kevin Großkreutz are all fully available for Leverkusen, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Shinji Kagawa and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will soon join the squad as well.
Dortmund fans might also be glad that South Korea made it to the final of the Asia Cup, which will be played on 31st of January. It means that BVB won’t have to fear Leverkusen’s Heung-Min Song, who is a specialist when it comes to scoring against the black and yellows with 5 goals in 6 games.