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Sahin: Bayern will always dominate Bundesliga

Nuri Sahin lauded Mats Hummels' dominance in Borussia Dortmund's defence and says the centre-back makes his life easier in midfield.

Hummels returned from injury in the Schwarzgelben's 2-1 win at Eintracht Braunschweig on Friday, which was the club's first win in five Bundesliga matches.

Sahin, who is coming up on the end of his 18-month loan from Real Madrid, lauded the impact that the 25-year-old Germany international has on Jurgen Klopp's side.

"Hummel is just a very dominant figure on the pitch," the midfielder, 25, told Kicker. "His presence and his charisma help us. I can play 10 feet farther forward, which makes it much easier for me to play well."

Sahin also praised summer signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who scored both of Dortmund's goals when it defeated Braunschweig last week.

"He's a great guy and his self-confidence is uncanny," the Turkey international of the former Saint-Etienne forward. "He very often instinctively does the right thing. 

"He has shown in France that he's always scored a lot of goals. It's an indicator of his high quality."

Dortmund's next clash is Saturday's visit to Werder Bremen as last season's Champions League runners-up look to close the four-point gap between them and second-placed Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen.

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