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.
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.
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