Borussia Dortmund vs. Napoli: Preview and TV schedule

Paolo Bruno

If there's one game you don't want to miss on Tuesday, it's Borussia Dortmund against Napoli.

Borussia Dortmund's match at home to Napoli on Tuesday night is almost definitely the pick of the Champions League matchday. The Italians are currently sitting second in Group F, level on points with leaders Arsenal. Dortmund, on the other hand, are a mere three points behind.

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That means that Napoli can secure their place in the knockout stages with a victory, though Dortmund would draw level on points with the partenopei if they win. You couldn't have created a more exciting scenario. Or terrifying, depending on whether you're emotionally involved.

Unfortunately both sides are without big names through injury. Dortmund's defensive crisis sees three quarters of their back line wiped out, while İlkay Gündoğan is still battling a back problem. For Napoli, the big news is the absence of playmaker Marek Hamšík, who limped out of their 1-0 defeat to Parma on Saturday with a foot problem.

Borussia Dortmund injuries and suspensions

Out: İlkay Gündoğan (back), Marcel Schmelzer (calf), Mats Hummels (heel), Neven Subotić (knee). In doubt: None.

Napoli injuries and suspensions

Out: Juan Zuñiga (knee), Giandomenico Mesto (knee), Marek Hamšík (foot). In doubt: None.

Projected lineups

Borussia Dortmund: Roman Weidenfeller; Erik Durm, Sokratis Papastathopoulos, Sebastian Kehl, Kevin Großkreutz; Nuri Şahin, Sven Bender; Marco Reus, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Jakub Błaszczykowski; Robert Lewandowski.

Napoli: Pepe Reina; Pablo Armero, Miguel Britos, Raúl Albiol, Christian Maggio; Gökhan Inler, Valon Behrami, Blerim Džemaili; Lorenzo Insigne, Gonzalo Higuaín, José Callejón.

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

Venue: Westfalenstadion , Dortmund, Germany

TV: Sky Sport (Germany), Sky Sport 3 HD Italia, Premium Calcio, Sky Calcio 2 (Italy).

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

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