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The Blancos attacker had to leave training due to illness and will sit out the Santiago Bernabeu showdown with BVB

Real Madrid winger Angel Di Maria has been ruled out of his side's Champions League quarter-final match against Borussia Dortmund.

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The Argentina international had been expected to start the game at the Santiago Bernabeu but was laid low by illness just hours before kick-off.

"Di Maria had to leave Real Madrid training today [Wednesday] due to gastroenteritis," a club statement read.

"The Argentine will be out of the match against Borussia Dortmund in the first leg of the Champions League quarter-finals.

"His position will be taken by Jose Rodriguez."

The 26-year-old Di Maria joins left-back Marcelo on the sidelines for the Santiago Bernabeu clash.

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