Gladbach keeper finds his dog after asking for help via Facebook | inside World Soccer

Germany and Borussia Mönchengladbach goalkeeper Marc-André ter Stegen will probably never forget this Christmas.

Marc-André ter Stegen and his dog Bali reunited
Photo: Facebook
On the day before Christmas Eve, the 20-year-old and his girlfriend Daniela were still inconsolable.

Bali, their little puggle, was hit by a car and ran away in shock.

They were unable to track Bali down and in his time of need, ter Stegen called upon the fanbase that grew throughout the year for help.

He published a note and photo of the dog on his Facebook page, which has over 64,000 "likes", asking his fans to spread the word to their friends, notify the police if they see his dog around town or to send a tip to an email address he set up especially for the search.

Hundreds of fans helped look for the dog and offered words of support and a few hours later, ter Stegen posted an update to tell everyone the good news.

He wrote: "Bali has been found! Many thanks for your help, the numerous letters and all the good wishes! I am amazed and speechless, as many have helped.

"For us, it's the perfect Christmas fairy story! I wish you a Merry Christmas! Many, thank you very much!"

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