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Dortmund sweating over Gotze fitness ahead of Champions League final

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Rummenigge: I hope Gotze will play the final
Jurgen Klopp fears that Borussia Dortmund will have to make do without the services of Mario Gotze for the remainder of the 2012-13 campaign due to a muscular problem.

The Germany international picked up a knock in the opening stages of BVB's 2-0 Champions League loss against Real Madrid on Tuesday and limped off the pitch after only 14 minutes of play.

It's not yet known exactly how long the 20-year-old will be out of action due to the injury, but Klopp believes Gotze could face a race against time in order to be match fit in time for the Champions League final on May 25.

"Mario picked up a muscle strain. It's going to be race against time for the things to come," Klopp was quoted as saying on the club's official website.

Gotze is expected to undergo a series of tests once Dortmund returns to Germany after Tuesday's match at the Santiago Bernabeu.

The attacking midfielder will certainly miss this weekend's Bundesliga game at home against Bayern.

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