Borussia Dortmund vs. Marseille: Preview and TV schedule

Dean Mouhtaropoulos

Both Borussia Dortmund and Marseille suffered defeats on the opening Champions League matchday, and meet in Germany on Tuesday.

With Borussia Dortmund losing to Napoli and Marseille to Arsenal on the opening Champions League matchday, there's pressure on both sides to bounce back on Tuesday. The two teams go face-to-face in Dortmund, with hosts and last year's finalists clear favourites heading in.

Despite having to contend with a fairly lengthy injury list, Dortmund have only dropped a couple of points in the Bundesliga so far this season. They'll be without Sebastian Kehl, İlkay Gündoğan, Marcel Schmelzer, Łukasz Piszczek and goalkeeper Roman Weidenfeller on Tuesday evening -- all regular faces -- though their impressive league form suggests they have the squad depth to cope.

Marseille have won their last couple of Ligue 1 matches and impressed in their narrow 2-1 defeat to Arsenal -- as well as winning both home and away when these sides clashed in the group stages a couple of seasons ago -- though on paper don't seem to have quite enough quality to match their German hosts. However, they do have a rather shorter list of absentees, missing only Jérémy Morel and André-Pierre Gignac through injury.

Borussia Dortmund injuries and suspensions

Out: Sebastian Kehl (foot), İlkay Gündoğan (back), Marcel Schmelzer (thigh), Łukasz Piszczek (hip), Roman Weidenfeller (suspended) In doubt: None.

Marseille injuries and suspensions

Out: Jérémy Morel (knee), André-Pierre Gignac (toe). In doubt: None.

Projected lineups

Borussia Dortmund: Mitchell Langerak; Erik Durm, Mats Hummels, Neven Subotić, Kevin Großkreutz; Nuri Şahin, Lars Bender; Marco Reus, Henrikh Mkhitarayan, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang; Robert Lewandowski

Marseille: Steve Mandanda; Benjamin Mendy, Lucas Mendes, Nicolas N'Koulou, Rod Fanni; Gianelli Imbula, Alaixys Romao; Dimitri Payet, Mathieu Valbuena, André Ayew; Jordan Ayew

Match Date/Time: Tuesday, 8:45 p.m. local, 2:45 p.m. ET

Venue: Signal Iduna Park, Dortmund, Germany

TV: Sky Sport 1/2/HD (Germany), beIN Sport 1 (France)

Online: Fox Soccer 2Go (U.S.), Sportsnet World Online (Canada), Sky Go (Germany)

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