There were questions about whether or not Angel Di Maria would be able to start for Real Madrid on Wednesday night following the birth of his child, and he's missed out. While he arrived in Germany today, Luka Modric will start in his place. He's joined by Gonzalo Higuain, who is preferred to Karim Benzema. Injuries to Alvaro Arbeloa, Michael Essien and Marcelo have forced Mourinho's hand in his defensive selection.
Jürgen Klopp has brought back his first choice central defense pairing from the last two seasons, moving Felipe Santana to the bench. Ilkay Gündogan and Sven Bender are preferred in the center of midfield to Nuri Sahin and captain Sebastian Kehl. The front four features no surprises.
Borussia Dortmund starting XI (4-2-3-1): Roman Weidenfeller; Marcel Schmelzer, Mats Hummels, Neven Subotic, Lukasz Piszczek; Ilkay Gündogan, Sven Bender; Marco Reus, Mario Götze, Jakub Blaszczykowsi; Robert Lewandowski