Sunderland played out a 1-1 draw with Borussia Dortmund in a pre-season friendly on Friday.
Sunderland's Fabio Borini in action with Nicky Featherstone
It was the Premier League club’s final game of pre-season, as David Moyes’s side remain unbeaten.
Nuri Sahin put Bundesliga outfit Dortmund ahead in the 16th minute, and Kone pulled Sunderland level on 65 minutes with a header.
The performance of the Black Cats against one of Europe’s most entertaining sides was quite encouraging.
Lamine Kone scores for Sunderland
Tough & difficult test but perfect to get ready for Man city! Good result & an unbeaten pre-season Well done team! pic.twitter.com/ve20AfBbUO— Fabio Borini (@borinifabio29) August 5, 2016
Sunderland will kick off their 2016-17 Premier League campaign with an away match against Manchester City.
The Black Cats are going to find it tough to pick up all three points against City away from home at the Etihad Stadium.
Moyes’s side are expected to fight for survival in the Premier League yet again this season.