Shinji Kagawa made a dream return to Dortmund, scoring on his second debut for the club in a 3-1 win over Freiburg.
The Japan international, who went the entire 2013/14 campaign without scoring once, needed just 40 minutes of his first game back in yellow and black to score his first goal on his return to the Bundesliga.
Seven minutes earlier, he had played a hand in Adrian Ramos putting Dortmund in front while Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang added a third.
Oliver Sorg grabbed a consolation at the death for Freiburg, who remain without a win this season.
Kagawa looked like he had never been away as he sent a low ball into the path of Kevin Grosskreutz, who needed only one touch to place the ball on a plate for Ramos to lift into the roof of the net at the near post.
It was the same trio who combined for Dortmund’s second, and Kagawa’s first back at the club.
Grosskreutz this time sent Ramos clear down the right and his ball across the face of goal was missed by Henrikh Mkhitaryan, but inviting for Kagawa to place first time into the bottom left-hand corner.
The Japan midfielder was given a standing ovation when he left the field in the 64th minute, to be replaced by Italy’s Ciro Immobile.
The Italian sub then laid on the third for Aubameyang.
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