The high-profile clash between Borussia Dortmund and Real Madrid will be under the spotlight on Tuesday evening, with everybody hoping to see an enthralling encounter at Signal-Iduna Park.
The two sites will meet for fifth time in last six UCL seasons, with Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo set to make his 150th European appearance.
This games comes at a good time for Borussia Dortmund, who have finally hit the ground running after a slow start to the season.
The 3-1 loss to Tottenham in London appears to have served as a wake-up call for the Millionaires as they went on to record three comfortable wins in Bundesliga.
Victories over Koln (5-0), Hamburg (3-0) and Borussia M’gladbach (6-1) seriously improved the players’ confidence and now Borussia can be backed at 3.00 (2/1) to see off Real Madrid as well.
It should be noted that the Millionaires were never beaten at home by los Blancos, winning three and drawing three matches.
Head coach Peter Bosz still has serious selection problems as Andre Schurrle, Sebastian Rode and Erik Durm are definitely out injured.
Meanwhile, Raphael Guerreiro, Marco Reus and Marcel Schmelzer are also expected to miss out, but Marc Bartra could return.
Probable starting line-up (4-3-3): Burki – Piszczek, Papastathopoulos, Toprak, Toljan – Gotze, Weigl, Dahoud – Pulisic, Aubameyang, Philipp.
Real Madrid head into the game in completely different mood to their boogeyman opponents, having largely struggled for form of late.
Oddly enough, los Blancos did pretty well on the road, and yet picked up just one point from home games vs Levante and Real Betis.
And having also failed to impress in weekend’s win over Deportivo Alaves, they will have a point to prove at Signal-Iduna Park.
Numerous injury worries are not making Zinedine Zidane’s job any easier, but he is set to field the strongest side available to him at the moment.
Key midfielder Toni Kroos is a slight doubt though, while Karim Benzema, Mateo Kovacic, Marcelo and Theo Hernandez are out injured.
Probable starting line-up (4-3-1-2): Navas – Carvajal, Varane, Ramos, Nacho – Kroos, Casemiro, Modric – Isco – Bale, Ronaldo.