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Urawa Reds 2 Borussia Dortmund 3: Gotze returns as Schurrle wins it for his side

Source: Mario Gotze returned to action for the first time since January as Borussia Dortmund beat Urawa Reds in a five-goal thriller.

Andre Schurrle scored a late winner as Borussia Dortmund marked Mario Gotze's return to action with a 3-2 victory over Urawa Reds.

Peter Bosz's side, beaten by fourth-tier Rot-Weiss Essen by the same scoreline in their opening friendly, deservedly trailed to Shinzo Koroki's 24th-minute opener in Saitama.

A quick-fire double from half-time substitute Emre Mor – brought on along with Gotze, making his first appearance since January – put the visitors ahead going into the final 10 minutes.

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It looked as though Wataru Endo had secured a hard-earned draw for the eighth-placed J.League side, but his misplaced header allowed Schurrle to settle it at the death.

The Reds were denied a penalty when Rafael Silva took a tumble in the box following a challenge from Marc Bartra, with the referee unmoved.