Bundesliga Dortmund signed 28-year-old striker Sebastian Aller from Eredivisie Ajax in July last year. After suffering from testicular cancer for half a year, the team finally defeated the Bundesliga 5-1 yesterday. Dusseldorf came off the bench in the second half of the warm-up match and made his first appearance for the new club.
He was diagnosed shortly after joining and was forced to take a truce for 6 months of treatment
Before the transfer, Allais contributed 34 goals on behalf of Ajax and attracted Dortmund’s attention. Since the 22-year-old forward Erling Haaland joined the Premier League Manchester City, Dortmund introduced Allais to fill the vacancy of Haaland,
Unexpectedly, this new aid was absent for less than two weeks and suffered from testicular cancer, and the malignant tumor had to be removed immediately. As a result, he not only missed pre-season training, but also missed all Dortmund games for the first half of the season.
Returning squad makes first appearance for Borussia Dortmund
And this Dortmund new aid finally returned to the team to resume training this week after six months of chemotherapy and 2 surgeries.
In this warm-up match to start the Bundesliga season after the World Cup in Qatar, Dortmund relied on 24-year-old midfielder Felix Paslack, 20-year-old forward Karam Andemi, 23-year-old defender Nico Schlotterbeck and 23-year-old striker Donnell Mullen scored twice in a brilliant 5-1 victory.
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After returning from fighting against the illness, Alai also made his debut in the second half of yesterday’s warm-up match. This is his first appearance for the team since his move to Borussia Dortmund. Dortmund coach Edin Terzic and teammates 19-year-old midfielder Jude Bellingham warmly welcomed Allais’ comeback.
Allais also admitted after the game that the 6-month road to recovery was very difficult, but he has persisted until today, and said that training with the players made him happy, and now he is gradually regaining the feeling on the court. He also revealed that his body is also closely watched by the team. As long as his physical condition is in good condition, he will participate in Dortmund’s next Bundesliga.
The striker, recovering from cancer, is also aiming to make his comeback against Augsburg next Sunday in the Bundesliga, which will be his club and Bundesliga debut since his move.