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Borussia Dortmund vs Real Madrid: Match Preview

Zinedine Zidane will be hoping his Real Madrid side can perform better than the 2-1 win over bottom placed Alaves at the weekend, whilst Dortmund boss Peter Bosz has seen his side concede just four goals this season.

Madrid and Dortmund renew their European rivalry on Tuesday evening at Signal Iduna Park, having been paired together in five of the last six Champions League competitions.

Dortmund have never lost at home to the Spanish side, having won three and drawn three, but an opening group game defeat to Tottenham Hotspur puts them behind Madrid as favourites for the win.

  • Borussia Dortmund vs Real Madrid – Tuesday September 26th – 19:45 BST

Dortmund come into their Champions League tie with Madrid without a number of key players, missing Andre Schurrle, Raphael Guerreiro, Marcel Schmelzer, Erik Durm and Sebastian Rode, whilst former Barcelona defender Marc Bartra remains a doubt, despite featuring from the bench in Saturday’s 6-1 win over Borussia Monchengladbach.

Peter Bosz will also have Marco Reus unavailable, whilst former Manchester City youngster Jadon Sancho was not selected in the squad.

Potential starting XI: Burki; Piszczek, Sokratis, Toprak, Toljan; Sahin, Kagawa, Gotze, Pulisic, Yarmolenko; Aubameyang.

Real Madrid also have injury problems with Zidane unable to select Marcelo, Mateo Kovacic and Karim Benzema for the trip to Germany, however, Toni Kroos is expected to return.

Potential starting XI: Navas; Carvajal, Ramos, Varane, Nacho; Casemiro, Ceballos, Modric; Isco, Bale, Ronaldo.

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