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Dortmund’s Aubameyang fit for key Ruhr derby

Berlin: Gabon winger Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is expected to be fit for Tuesday’s key Ruhr Valley derby when Borussia Dortmund host rivals Schalke 04 in the Bundesliga’s top three showdown.

Aubameyang missed second-placed Dortmund’s 3-0 win at Hanover 96 on Saturday with a leg injury as Germany’s Kevin Grosskreutz took his place on the left wing.

But the 24-year-old Gabon star is expected to face third-placed Schalke, who are just one point behind Dortmund after Saturday’s 3-1 win at home to bottom side Eintracht Braunschweig.

“Auba’s not injured, there was a little problem with his leg for this game, but there’s no problem for the derby,” said Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp in Hanover.

There was more good news for Klopp as Germany winger Marco Reus scored their third goal on his return after missing the last few weeks with injury.

Dortmund have drawn Real Madrid in the quarter-finals of the Champions League despite losing 2-1 at home to Zenit St Petersburg on Wednesday as they won 4-3 on aggregate.