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Stuttgart vs Borussia Dortmund. German Bundesliga.

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Borussia Dortmund ease relegation fears with third straight Bundesliga win

Image: Marco Reus sealed victory for Dortmund

Borussia Dortmund beat VfB Stuttgard 3-2 to ease relegation fears with their third straight Bundesliga win which lifts the club up to 10th in the table.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Ilkay Guendogan scored either side of Florian Klein's penalty for Stuttgart, to put the visitors in the driving seat before Marco Reus added a third late on.

Georg Niedermeier cut the deficit in stoppage time but the hosts ran out of time in the search of an equaliser.

Victory lifted last season's runners-up to 25 points ahead of Tuesday's Champions League last 16 first leg tie with Juventus.

Gabon international Aubameyang saw an early effort ruled out for offside before he capped an attacking Dortmund start with an easy tap-in following a superb run by Reus in the 25th minute.

Stuttgart, the 2007 champions, bounced back unexpectedly when Niedermeier was brought down and Klein converted the penalty to notch their first home goal of the year.

Dortmund kept up the pressure and reclaimed the lead when a clever flick from Japan international Shinji Kagawa led to Gundogan drilling the ball in.

Reus then slotted in the third before Stuttgart grabbed their late goal.

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