Real Madrid aren’t in great shape ahead of their big clash against Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday. They have drawn their last two matches and their front free aren’t fully up to speed. To make matters worse they will be without Casemiro for this fixture and have no similar alternative in their squad. Marcelo’s absence is also a big blow.
Borussia Dortmund, by contrast, are in fantastic shape. They have won their last four matches and scored 20 goals in the process. Everything is starting to click for Thomas Tuchel’s side and they should be confident of beating Madrid, even though Zinedine Zidane’s side have only lost one of their last 15 in Europe. Naija and Bet
The Bundesliga side have won each of their last three matches at home to Madrid and another victory could be on the cards in midweek.
Thomas Tuchel may be forced to field Matthias Ginter at the back with Marc Bartra expected to miss out once again because of injury. Erik Durm, Neven Subotic, Sven Bender and Marco Reus are also missing for the home side.
Christian Pulisic and Emre Mor are vying for a spot on the right flank, with Andre Schurrle unlikely to be fit in time to feature against Real Madrid.