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Borussia Dortmund make trip to Madrid ahead of Real clash

  • Borussia Dortmund take on Real Madrid at the Bernabeu on Wednesday night
  • The Bundesliga side have failed to make it through to the knockout stages 
  • Peter Bosz’s men are yet to seal third place and Europa League qualification
  • England youth international Jadon Sancho could feature for the German side

Borussia Dortmund have made the trip to the Spanish capital on Tuesday morning ahead of their clash with Real Madrid on Wednesday.

The Bundesliga side were pictured arriving at Dortmund airport as striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Co made their way to the departures lounge.

Peter Bosz’s side has been hit with several injuries as of late, which could prompt England youth international Jadon Sancho to step in for Maximilian Philipp, who twisted his knee in Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Bayer Leverkusen.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang arrived with his team-mates at Dortmund airport on Tuesday

Dortmund's head coach Peter Bosz travels to Madrid with his assistants on a cold, wet morning

Dortmund’s head coach Peter Bosz travels to Madrid with his assistants on a cold, wet morning

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE – GROUP H

 
Team   PL  W GD  Pts 
1. Tottenham 4 8 13 
2. Real Madrid 5 3 1 1 9 10 
3. Borussia Dortmund 5 2 3 -5
4. APOEL 5 0 -12

Because of Philipp’s injury, Dortmund’s sporting director Michael Zorc has said that the English youngster could feature in their final Champions League group game against Zinedine Zidane’s side. 

‘We still have a lot of attacking players in Christian Pulisic, Andriy Yarmolenko, Andre Schurrle and Jadon Sancho, who might get closer to the starting formation through [Philipp’s] injury,’ Zorc told Reviersport.

‘And we hope that with Marco Reus everything will go according to plan.’

After his late summer move from Manchester City, Sancho has only made two appearances for the German side after coming on as a substitute against Bayern Munich and Eintracht Frankfurt. 

Aubameyang and Co are suited and booted ahead of their flight to the Spanish captial

Aubameyang and Co are suited and booted ahead of their flight to the Spanish captial

Winger Christian Pulisic signs autographs for fans before reaching the departures lounge

Winger Christian Pulisic signs autographs for fans before reaching the departures lounge

American winger Christian Pulisic, Neven Subotic and Omer Toprak are among the other names that have travelled to Madrid on Tuesday.

The Bundesliga giants have failed to qualify for the knockout stages of the Champions League after a poor run of performances which saw them unable to pick up a win in five games.

Dortmund have to match or better Apoel Niscosia’s score with Tottenham to secure their place in the knockout stages of the Europa League. 

Nuri Sahin arrives off the Dortmund coach on Tuesday monring

Neven Subotic wheels in his suitcase past the Dortmund fans at the airport's entrance

Nuri Sahin and Neven Subotic arrive at the airport ahead of their flight on Tuesday morning

Dortmund's mascot Emma the Bee greet the players as they arrive off the bus at the airport

Dortmund’s mascot Emma the Bee greet the players as they arrive off the bus at the airport



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