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UEFA Champions League

  • November 1, 2011
  • • 3:45 PM
  • • Signal-Iduna-Park, Dortmund
  • Referee: V. Bezborodov
  • • Attendance: 65590

Champions League Preview: Borussia Dortmund - Olympiakos

Champions League Preview: Borussia Dortmund - Olympiakos

Bongarts's previews the action as the reigning German champions host their Greek counterparts in a crucial game at the Signal Iduna Park on Tuesday night




Piszczek, Subotic, Hummels, Schmelzer
Gundogan, Kehl
Gotze, Kagawa, Perisic


Modesto, Mellberg, Papadopoulos, Marcano
Makoun, Orbaiz
Mirallas, Ibagaza, Holebas

Jurgen Klopp is likely to field much the same team that achieved a 1-1 draw against Stuttgart at the Mercedes Benz Arena at the weekend. A doubt for the game is holding midfielder Sven Bender, who is still complaining of recurring numbness in his right foot, and had to withdraw at half-time on Saturday. Ilkay Gundogan could stand-in for the midfield anchor, but youngster Moritz Leitner remains an outside contender.

The left spot in the attacking trident is up for the grabs with both Ivan Perisic and Kevin Grosskreutz in with a chance to appear in the starting XI. Defender Julian Koch is a confirmed absentee for the game on Tuesday as he is still recuperating from an injury.

Ernesto Valverde will not be able to rely on David Fuster, who is out for a month with a rib fracture, and Francisco Yeste, who is still working his way back to full fitness. Ljubomir Fejsa and Giannis Fetfatzidis are set to return to the team after recovering from knocks, but Vasilis Torosidis has been ruled out of the game.

  • Borussia Dortmund was the first German team to win the Champions League after the reformation of the tournament in 1992.
  • BVB's Sven Bender and Moritz Leitner and Olympiakos' Jose Holebas used to play together at 1860 Munich.
  • In its last participation in Europe's elite tournament, Dortmund lost only once at home.
  • Olympiakos won on its last visit to Germany, disposing of Werder Bremen 3-1 in the group stage of 2007-2008 Champions League.
  • Olympiakos' Marco Pantelic has scored twice in eight matches against Dortmund, while playing for Hertha Berlin.


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Available Squads
1Roman WeidenfellerGoalkeeper
4Neven SuboticDefender
15Mats HummelsDefender
26Lukasz PiszczekDefender
29Marcel SchmelzerDefender
5Sebastian KehlMidfielder
8Moritz LeitnerMidfielder
19Mario GötzeMidfielder
19Kevin GroßkreutzMidfielder
9Ivan PerisicMidfielder
7Robert LewandowskiStriker
20Mitchell LangerakGoalkeeper
24Chris LöweDefender
5Felipe SantanaDefender
16Jakub BlaszczykowskiMidfielder
8Ilkay GündoganMidfielder
19L. BarriosStriker
26Shinji KagawaMidfielder
42Balasz MegyeriGoalkeeper
-François ModestoDefender
4Olof MellbergDefender
20Jose HolebasDefender
21Avraam PapadopoulosDefender
-A. IbagazaMidfielder
5Ljubomir FejsaMidfielder
-Rafik Zoheir DjebbourStriker
11Kevin MirallasStriker
-Franco CostanzoGoalkeeper
35Vasilis TorosidisDefender
92Giannis PotouridisDefender
2Giannis ManiatisDefender
22Djamel AbdounMidfielder
17Jean II MakounMidfielder
9Marko PantelicStriker
Players to Watch
Robert Lewandowski
Robert Lewandowski
Position: Striker
Squad Number: 7
Games Goals YC RC
0 0 0 0
Rafik Zoheir Djebbour
Rafik Zoheir Djebbour
Position: Striker
Squad Number: 0
Games Goals YC RC
0 0 0 0

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