Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund welcome 12-time European Champions Real Madrid to Signal Iduna Park on Tuesday night in Matchday 2 of the UEFA Champions League. While Dortmund lost 3-1 to Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley in Matchday 1, Real Madrid comfortably brushed aside Cypriot champions APOEL Nicosia at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Let’s get straight into the team news.
Borussia Dortmund Team News
Schmelzer (ankle), Guerreiro (broken foot), Durm (hip), Rode (pelvis) and Reus (knee) will all miss the match due to injury. Marc Bartra made a substitute appearance at the weekend but lacks the necessary match fitness to feature in a match of this magnitude. Julian Weigl, Gonzalo Castro and Shinji Kagawa are also available for selection.
Probable XI: Bürki – Piszczek, Sokratis (c), Toprak, Toljan – Pulisic, Sahin, Götze – Yarmolenko, Aubameyang, Phillip.
Real Madrid Team News
Real Madrid, too, have key personnel missing for this blockbuster UEFA Champions League clash. Marcelo (pulled muscle), Hernandez (shoulder), Kovacic (knee) and Benzema (ankle) have not travelled to Germany for the clash. Toni Kroos, who missed the weekend’s La Liga match through injury, has travelled with the squad but is likely to feature on the bench.
Probable XI: Navas – Carvajal, Varane, Ramos (c), Nacho – Isco, Casemiro, Modric – Bale, Asensio – Ronaldo
Best Dream 11 Team
This is the best Dream 11 combination according to me for this match.
Note: Keep checking the following Twitter Accounts for the confirmed team lineups before the deadline.
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