Real Madrid face a daunting test against Borussia Dortmund at Signal Iduna Park in Champions League on 27 September.

Where to watch live

Kick-off is set for 7.45pm BST. The game will be broadcast live on BT Sport ESPN.

Overview

Borussia Dortmund won their fourth match on the bounce as goals from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Lukasz Piszczek and Raphael Guerreiro gave the German club a 3-1 win over Freiburg on 23 September. The 1997 European champions have won three and drawn two of their five previous encounters with Real Madrid at Signal Iduna Park.

Marco Reus, Neven Subotic, Erik Durm, Sven Bender are all out injured for the hosts, while Andre Schurrle (knee), Aubameyang and Marc Bartra (both leg) are doubtful to feature.

Goals from Tana and Sergio Araujo cancelled out strikes from Marco Asensio and Karim Benzema as Real were held to a 2-2 draw by Las Palmas on 24 September. The Spanish giants are on a 19-game unbeaten run in all competitions that stretches back to a Champions League quarter-final first-leg defeat against Wolfsburg in April.

Marcelo (calf) and Casemiro (leg) are both sidelined through injury, but Pepe (knee) could return.

What managers say

Thomas Tuchel: "The whistles [from Dortmund fans for Mario Gotze] were not so out of the blue. The absolute majority has expressed its solidarity and these actions show that the majority is behind Mario and he enjoys their full support. But I cannot imagine that this is an ongoing issue, the overwhelming majority of those applauding is significant."

Zinedine Zidane: "We had the chance to win [against Las Palmas] and we haven't done it. We are relaxed, working hard and focused on what we are doing. We have to realise that you can't always win, but we're on the right track and must continue on in the same vein."

Form guide

  • Borussia Dortmund (all competitions): WWWWL
  • Last result: Borussia Dortmund 3-1 Freiburg
  • Real Madrid (all competitions): DDWWW
  • Last result: Las Palmas 2-2 Real Madrid

Betting odds (Betfair)

  • Borussia Dortmund win: 8/5
  • Draw: 23/10
  • Real Madrid win: 17/10

Team news

Borussia Dortmund possible XI: Burki; Piszczek, Papastathopoulos, Ginter, Schmelzer; Pulisic, Gotze, Weigl, Guerreiro, Dembele; Aubameyang

Real Madrid possible XI: Casilla; Carvajal, Pepe, Ramos, Nacho; Modric, Kovacic, Kroos; Bale, Benzema, Ronaldo