Edin Terzic expects Marco Reus and Mats Hummels to be fit for Manchester City clash

Marco Reus had to go off with a knock (Photo by Christian Kaspar-Bartke/Getty Images)
Marco Reus had to go off with a knock (Photo by Christian Kaspar-Bartke/Getty Images) /

Marco Reus and Mats Hummels were both forced off during Borussia Dortmund’s 3-2 win over VfB Stuttgart on Saturday. But head coach Edin Terzic expects the duo to be fit for the second leg of the UEFA Champions League quarterfinal against Manchester City on Wednesday.

Mats Hummels had to be subbed off at half time with what appeared to be stomach cramps. The 32 year old required treatment at half time and was replaced by Emre Can for the second half. Edin Terzic gave an update on Hummels’ status after the game, and was optimistic that the key defender will be available for the crunch clash against Manchester City.

"“Mats suddenly had a bit of a circulation problem and then signalled during the halftime break that he couldn’t continue,” Terzic told Sky Germany. “I think that it will still have a bit of an effect this evening, but will be better tomorrow.”"

Marco Reus limped off in the 67th minute and had to be replaced by Ansgar Knauff, who came off the bench and scored the winner for Borussia Dortmund. And Terzic gave the all-clear on the Borussia Dortmund captain as well.

"“Marco has played a lot over the last few weeks, you shouldn’t forget that,” Terzic said. “He also had an unfortunate incident where he took a knock. But we are confident that it will be better tomorrow.”"

Having Reus and Hummels fit available will be crucial to Borussia Dortmund’s hopes of progressing to the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League. The Black and Yellows are already set to be without Jadon Sancho, as well as long-term absentees Youssoufa Moukoko, Axel Witsel, Dan-Axel Zagadou and Marcel Schmelzer.

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Manchester City hold a 2-1 lead over Borussia Dortmund going into Wednesday’s second leg of the quarterfinal tie. The English Premier League giants won the first leg thanks to goals from Kevin De Bruyne and Phil Foden. But Marco Reus’ away goal means Borussia Dortmund are still very much in the contest heading into the second leg at the Signal Iduna Park.