Borussia Dortmund will host Real Madrid at the Signal-Iduna-Park on Tuesday as the Bundesliga giants search for their first win in the Champions League. Los Blancos have never won in Dortmund before and they have had a rough start to their season in the La Liga. Cristiano Ronaldo’s goal-scoring exploits would be awaited; he is yet to open his account in La Liga but was on target in Los Blancos’Champions League opener against APOEL Nicosia where they won 3-0. The two teams last met in a Champions League game in 2016, where they had to share points after a 2-2 draw.

Dortmund lost their Champions League opener this season against Tottenham but have since recovered well with 3 back to back victories in the Bundesliga against Koln, Hamburger and Monchengladbach. The reigning champions have a goal-hungry poacher in Cristiano Ronaldo who will be making his 150th appearance in the competition, should he start, and the man’s ability to dismantle big defences in crucial games is a secret to none. For the Germans the biggest positive take away from their last game was the hat-trick from their super forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang who was phenomenal in the victory against Borussia Monchengladbach.

Team News:

Real Madrid: Striker Karim Benzema and left-back Marcelo are the two key absentees for Real. Mateo Kovacic has also been sidelined for long after suffering an adductor strain.

Borussia Dortmund: Marco Reus will not be available for selection as he continues to recover from a ligament injury. The other notable absentees would be defender Raphael Guerreiro and forward Andre Schurrle, both are out with injuries.

Predicted Line-ups

Real Madrid: Navas, Carvajal, Varane, Ramos (c), Nacho, Kroos, Casemiro, Modric, Isco, Asensio, Ronaldo

Dortmund: Burki, Piszczek, Sokratis (c), Toprak, Zagadou, Castro, Sahin, Gotze, Yarmolenko, Aubameyang, Pulisic

When will the match start?

India: 12:15 AM IST (Wednesday, September 27)

How to watch the match?

TV – You can watch the match on Sony Six

Online steam – You can live stream the match on Sonyliv.com and Sony Liv app

First Published | 26 September 2017 10:30 AM
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