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Aubameyang dropped by Dortmund for 'disciplinary reasons'

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will not play against Stuttgart, but Borussia Dortmund have not confirmed the nature of his indiscretion.

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News 16 Nov 2017, 22:50 IST
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Borussia Dortmund forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Borussia Dortmund have dropped Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from the squad for Friday's game with Stuttgart for "disciplinary reasons".

The Bundesliga club confirmed the news via their official Twitter account on Thursday following reports the striker would not be involved.

"Aubameyang has been removed from the squad for tomorrow's match for disciplinary reasons," the club said, without offering any further clarification on the nature of his indiscretion. 

According to a report in BILD, Dortmund were unhappy that Aubameyang had travelled to Barcelona to party with former teammate Ousmane Dembele.

The 28-year-old has shouldered much of the blame for Dortmund's slump in recent weeks, which has seen them win just one of their last seven games in all competitions.

Aubameyang has not scored since netting a double in the 3-2 Bundesliga defeat to RB Leipzig on October 14 and spoke this week of his eagerness to recapture his form.

"It is expected of me that I score goals," he told Bild.

"That's my job. I face up to criticism even though I don't think everything's fair. I know that I now need to score goals again. But there have been periods like this before."

Dortmund head into the match in third place, six points behind league leaders Bayern Munich and two behind Leipzig. 

.@Aubameyang7 wurde aus disziplinarischen Gründen für das morgige Spiel aus dem Kader gestrichen. #vfbbvb https://t.co/GoY4cZvskO
— Borussia Dortmund (@BVB) November 16, 2017

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