A mouthwatering clash awaits as Champions League returns tomorrow when Borussia Dortmund will take on Real Madrid at the Signal Iduna Park. Two of the hot favourites of the group will face each other in a crucial tie as the Germans are in dire need of a victory.
Dortmund have many players injured like Marco Reus, who will missing because of a knee injury. Schmelzer and Guerreiro will take no part as the latter is out with a broken foot. Sebastian Rode is also out for the home side because of a pelvic problem.
Real Madrid on the other side also have a series of players out with an injury. Marcelo is doubtful while striker Karim Benzema is out with an ankle problem, so is Mateo Kovacic, who will miss the match because of a knee problem.
Dortmund are flying high in Bundesliga and they would love to resurrect their form back in Europe. They lost the opening game against Tottenham but the German leaders will be eyeing a better outing at home. With the likes of Aubameyang in prolific form, and Pulisic, Gotze alongside him, Dortmund can create many problems for the Madrid side.
Real Madrid have had a stuttering start in the La Liga, but they will aim to overturn their form in the Champions League. Ronaldo and Asensio are expected to start with Navas on goal, the role of Casemiro and Kroos will be pivotal for Real to stop the Dortmund attackers as the home side will aim to blaze with all cylinders.
Possible Line Up:
Form: (Latest to Right)
Dortmund: D L W W W
Real Madrid: D W W L W
Betting Odds: ( via Skybet )
Real Madrid: 6/5
The match will be broadcast live on Sony Ten 2 from 00.15 am IST Tuesday Night (Wednesday early hours).