Borussia Dortmund is hopeful that Mario Gotze will be match fit in time for the UEFA Champions League final against Bayern Munich on May 25.
The Germany international suffered a thigh injury in Dortmund's 2-0 loss against Real Madrid on Tuesday, and head coach Jurgen Klopp initially feared that the 20-year-old could miss the remainder of the season due to the knock.
Nevertheless, Dortmund has now revealed that the Champions League final is a realistic option for Gotze following a medical assessment.
"Mario Gotze has suffered a torn thigh muscle in the away game against Madrid. Extensive examination performed by club doctor Markus Braun has confirmed the initial diagnosis," a statement on the club's website reads. "Dr. Braun has stated that participating in the Champions League final on May 25 at Wembley against Bayern Munich is a realistic goal for Gotze."
The final of European club football's elite competition is slated to be Gotze's last match for Dortmund as he will leave for the club's opponent in the May 25 final - and its main Bundesliga rival - Bayern Munich in the summer transfer window.
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