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Kagawa a doubt to face Atalanta; Reus, Gotze, Schurrle in contention

Kagawa a doubt to face Atalanta; Reus, Gotze, Schurrle in contention
From ESPN - February 13, 2018

Shinji Kagawa is set to miss Borussia Dortmund's Europa League clash with Atalanta after sustaining a foot injury, but head coach Peter Stoger remains confident of making it past the Serie A club.

Japan international Kagawa picked up the injury during the second half of Dortmund's 2-0 Bundesliga win over Hamburg on Saturday.

"We are waiting for the final diagnosis for Kagawa. It did not look too good, but [it is] still too soon to say whether he is out for Thursday," Stoger told reporters at Dortmund's training ground on Monday. "He is also battling a cold."

Having only picked up two points in their Champions League group with Real Madrid, Tottenham and Apoel Nicosia, Dortmund were relegated to the Europa League with the worst-ever record of all teams sharing their fate.

However, following the dismissal of Peter Bosz, Stoger has turned around Dortmund's domestic season with seven consecutive undefeated matches, although they were eliminated from the DFB Pokal by Bayern Munich.

Dortmund hope to continue their good run against Atalanta but Stoger warned too not take the opponent too lightly.

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