Goal.com previews the action as the reigning Bundesliga champions travel west to face Didier Deschamps' men at the Stade Velodrome, looking to make a step towards qualification
Fanni, Diawara, N'Koulou, Morel
Valbuena, Amalfitano, Ayew
Piszczek, Subotic, Hummels, Lowe
Gotze, Kagawa, Perisic
Borussia Dortmund come into the game on the back of a win over Mainz at the weekend, and coach Jurgen Klopp is unlikely to tinker with his selection. Young left-back Chris Lowe will slot in for Germany international Marcel Schmelzer, who suffered another injury setback earlier this month.
Captain Sebastian Kehl is set to retain his place in the team as Sven Bender is eased back into action after the knock he took in Dortmund's game against Arsenal. Long-term absentee Julian Koch is also set to miss the match, while striker Lucas Barrios is unlikely to start, but is expected to take part in the game nevertheless.
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- Olympique Marseille have lost seven of their last 15 home games in the Champions League.
- L'OM last faced a German team in a European competition in season 1998-1999, knocking Werder Bremen out of Uefa Cup on the back of a 1-1 draw in Germany, and a 3-2 win in France.
- Didier Deschamps has a score to settle with Dortmund as he lost the 1997 Champions League final 3-1 to BVB, while playing for Juventus.
- Borussia Dortmund have won just once in France. In addition, they have not scored in three games away to opposition from Ligue 1.
- BVB eliminated Auxerre 4-1 on aggregate in the 1996-1997 Champions League quarter-final on their way to lifting the trophy.
- Dortmund return to Europe's premier competition after an eight-year absence.