Borussia Dortmund vs. VfB Stuttgart | 2017-18 Bundesliga Highlights

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Watch Matchday 29 highlights between Borussia Dortmund and Stuttgart.

- This was all about Dortmund's response to last week's six-goal defeat at Bayern. They brought back Marco Reus after their heaviest defeat for some 27 years in the Bundesliga.

Their start was nervous. Stuttgart enjoying lots of possession but never making clear chances. This for Mario Gómez was their best. An early warning sign, though, for the home team and for coach Peter Stogel.

Christine Pulisic found goals scarce. None since mid-December. Sometimes it needs a stroke of luck to break the cycle, like this-- a cross which became so much more on 38 minutes, deceiving goalkeeper Ron-Robert Zieler.

And that was the spark the home team needed. Nearly a second goal before half time. Reus looking sharp. The fans enjoying both the game and the sunny conditions.

Dortmund controlled the second half with goals to match. Michy Batshuayi's flick, and then, in the right place, to grab Bundesliga goal number seven in just nine matches in the German top flight. Another incisive finish. The Belgian already a key figure for Dortmund.

Before the hour, the result was sealed and a welcome return to the score sheet for Maximilian Philipp. So much of the season missed injured, this his first goal since November's win away in Stuttgart. He did, though, need two bites of the cherry before beating Zieler.

Only Hamburg have scored fewer goals than Stuttgart. Another blank drawn here, despite Gomez's efforts, as their eight-game unbeaten run ended. A strong return to form for Stogel's Dortmund, and just in time. Next, it's the Revierderby, away to Schalke.