Borussia Dortmund’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang reacts during a game. Photo: REUTERS/Thilo Schmuelgen

DUSSELDORF - Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang returned to training on Monday after he had been left out of the squad for Sunday's match against Wolfsburg following a missed team meeting.

The Gabon international took part in a running session with the squad after he was dropped as a disciplinary measure for the second time this season

Coach Peter Stoeger said Sunday that Aubameyang could return for Friday's match against Hertha Berlin.

"He wasn't in the squad because he missed a very important team meeting - all the lads were there, even the ones who're still injured," Stoeger told Sky Sport on Sunday.

"That leads me to believe at this moment in time that it's not so important to him and that he's not so focused. In such a case, I think, there have to be consequences.

"He was still a little bit surprised nonetheless. He didn't quite perceive it in this way. We talked through it today, but for us it's still a very clear matter."

Stoeger said Aubameyang "briefly indicated that he had forgotten" the team meeting, "but we all know that that's not quite the case."

Sporting director Michael Zorc said the striker would also be fined over the missed team meeting. Without Aubameyang, fourth-placed Dortmund were held to a goalless draw by Wolfsburg, missing the chance to go second in the Bundesliga.

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