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Donyell Malen scored Dortmund’s first goal in the 56th minute and Reus headed home the winner for Stuttgart just seven minutes later.
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The result gave coach Marco Rose a record 7 home wins in 7 games since taking over this season.
Dortmund, who face Sporting Lisbon in the Champions League on Wednesday, have 27 points from 12 games and are one point behind Bayern, who lost 2-1 to Augsburg on Friday.
Champions League group winners RB Leipzig and VfL Wolfsburg both lost 2-0 at Hoffenheim in the former to drop to seventh, while Wolves pulled two goals back to draw 2-2 at Arminia Bielefeld to sixth.
Union Berlin hit hard in the first half with goals from Taiwo Avoni and Christopher Tremmel as they beat Haarlem 2-0 in the German derby to move up to fifth place with their first win in their last four games.
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“A great performance against a strong opponent,” said Dortmund’s Rose. “We made a lot of mistakes with the ball, especially in the first half.”
“But it’s an important win that will give us a lot of confidence and energy. We’ll be fine with this result for a few weeks before Christmas.”
“We also have high expectations for ourselves. We saw the result (against Bayern) yesterday. We worked hard and won. We’ve won games. We’re on top and we want to stay there.”
Stuttgart looked sluggish from the start and Dortmund came close with Reus and Malin but struggled to create many clear-cut chances.
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But it was the visitors who had the best chances in the first half, Dortmund’s Grego Kobel palming Tanguy Koulibaly’s sensational cross wide in the 38th minute.
Malen put the visitors in the driving seat under pressure to deliver in the Bundesliga after arriving from PSV Eindhoven for 30 million euros ($33.86) this season, but lasted just seven minutes.
Stuttgart came back quickly and Roberto Massimo made a two-point jump and beat Kobel for the equaliser.
Going for the winner, the visitors quickly broke through and Reus started the journey and finished with a rebound from close range when Stuttgart goalkeeper Florian Mueller stopped Thorgan Hazard’s run.