Goal.com'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
Gotze, Kagawa, Perisic
Modesto, Mellberg, Papadopoulos, Marcano
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.
||DID YOU KNOW?|
- 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.