It’s been a strange season for Real Madrid so far, who are struggling a bit in La Liga without a home win in the league. But this match is in the Champions League, and it’s seeing them head to Germany. The Spanish giants are set to face a Borussia Dortmund side that’s been dominating the Bundesliga, but are still searching for their first points in the Champions League group stage.
Real Madrid do have points in the Champions League, in the form of their 3-0 win over APOEL in the group stage opener. They don’t really seem to have found their stride yet this season, though, as various injuries and suspensions to key players have left them a bit stop-start in terms of their momentum as a squad.
Borussia Dortmund haven’t had that problem, rolling their way through their Bundesliga foes with relative ease, including a combined 14-1 scoreline in their last three matches. They got manhandled by Tottenham Hotspur in London, though, and they’ll need to fight hard to get something out of this match against Madrid while they have the home field advantage so as to not risk falling behind in the standings of their Champions League group.
Borussia Dortmund have a number of important players hurt for this match, with all of Raphaël Guerreiro, André Schürrle, Sebastian Rode, Erik Durm, and Marcel Schmelzer looking to be unavailable with a laundry list of injuries. Mateo Kovačić, Karim Benzema, Theo Hernandez, and Marcelo are on the injury list for Real Madrid, leaving them a bit thin in midfield and at left back.
Match info, plus how to watch on TV and stream
Match Date/Time: Tuesday, 2:45 p.m. ET, 8:45 p.m. local
Venue: Signal Iduna Park, Dortmund, Germany
TV: Fox Sports 1 (U.S. - English), ESPN Deportes (U.S. - Spanish), Sky Sport 1 HD, Sky Sport 3/HD, TeleClub Sport Live, SRF zwei (Germany), Movistar+, Antena 3, TV3 (Spain)
Online: Fox Soccer Match Pass, Fox Sports Go, WatchESPN (U.S.)
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