Tuchel expects duo to be fit

Borussia Dortmund boss Thomas Tuchel expects Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Marco Reus to be passed fit for Sunday's clash against Stuttgart.

The duo were sidelined for Thursday evening's 1-0 Europa League defeat to Krasnodar, with Die Borussens already assured of a spot in the last-32.

The pair have been instrumental for Dortmund thus far this season, Aubameyang netting 23 goals in 21 appearances, while Reus has scored 12 goals for the club.

Tuchel, though, believes they will be back in the squad when his side welcomes Stuttgart to the Westfalenstadion on Sunday.

"It looks very good, but we are still cautious with the prediction," he said in his pre-match press conference. "I assume that Aubameyang and Reus will be fit to play on Sunday, also Park."

Dortmund have lost their last two games in all competitions and Tuchel is hopeful the duo can spur his side on this weekend.

"Of course, you can be accused of a lack of coolness [in the final third] – we also are," Tuchel added.

"It is a topic within the team. In the final or penultimate pass, accuracy is lacking. Consecutive defeats rankle with us."

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