Borussia Dortmund will be with out their captain and star player Marco Reus for Wednesday’s Champions League past-16 very first leg versus Spurs owing to a thigh injuries.
The 29-yr-outdated has been in a wealthy vein of kind this marketing campaign, scoring 13 goals and registering a even more 6 assists in 19 league matches for the Bundesliga leaders.
Only Frankfurt striker Luka Jovic has scored additional Bundesliga targets (14) than Reus this term, highlighting his relevance to Lucien Favre’s facet.
Reus was absent through Dortmund’s 3-3 draw with Hoffenheim on Saturday and it has considering the fact that been verified officially by the club that he will not choose component from Spurs at Wembley.
Sebastian Kehl, Reus’ former teammate and now a Dortmund director, reported: ‘We would, of course, have preferred to have him in London, for the reason that his existence is a little bit daunting for the opponent. But we’ll compensate for his absence.’
Reus has been plagued by injury complications throughout his profession, lacking out on both of those the 2014 Planet Cup and 2016 European Championships for Germany due to ankle and belly injuries respectively.
Considering the fact that joining Dortmund from Borussia Monchengladbach in 2012, Reus has missed 105 club online games thanks to numerous injury complications, on the other hand he has been fairly issues-free this time period, missing just three games through personal injury in whole.
Dortmund are nonetheless to verify how very long Reus will be sidelined for and they will be hoping that he can return in time for the next leg at the Westfalenstadion in three months time.
Though dropping Reus is unquestionably a blow to Dortmund, they have loads of other attacking players to bring about Spurs troubles such as Mario Gotze, Paco Alcacer and London-born teenager Jadon Sancho, all of whom are in contention to begin.
Spurs also have injuries issues of their personal with Harry Kane and Dele Alli each dominated out of Wednesday’s activity.