Second appearance, first goals – Sébastien Haller continues to make amazing progress on his way back to everyday life as a professional footballer.

In Borussia Dortmund's 6-0 (3-0) win against FC Basel, the attacker, who was diagnosed with a testicular tumor shortly after his commitment last summer, scored a hat-trick within seven minutes (81st penalty, 86th minute). , 88 minutes).

Three days after his 15-minute comeback against Fortuna Düsseldorf, the 28-year-old Ivorian international came on for half an hour in Marbella against the Swiss first division club on Friday.

"We're so happy for him"

This increases the chances that Haller will be part of the squad in the first competitive game of the Bundesliga sixth on January 22 (3.30 p.m., in the FAZ live ticker for the Bundesliga and on DAZN) at home against FC Augsburg.

"We're really happy for him.

A hat trick today - things can't go better for him at the moment," commented BVB midfielder Salih Özcan.

Marco Reus (39'), Donyell Malen (50') and Jude Bellingham (54') scored the remaining Dortmund goals in the game, which lasted 60 minutes each.

Coach Edin Terzic took the opportunity to give many professionals match practice.

The injured full-backs Thomas Meunier (thigh problems) and Raphael Guerreiro (muscular problems) were not there.

Medical examinations after BVB's return from the training camp to Germany on Saturday should show how serious their injuries are.