Borussia Dortmund have left Mats Hummels, Shinji Kagawa, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Sokratis and Ilkay Gundogan behind for Thursday`s Europa League clash at PAOK Salonika ahead of this weekend`s Bayern Munich clash.
Borussia Dortmund goalkeeper Mitchell Langerak has apologised to former team-mate Robert Lewandowski after their goal-mouth collision left the Bayern Munich striker with a fractured cheekbone, nose and concussion.
Dortmund earned some relief from their domestic woes on Tuesday as they qualified for the knockout stages of the Champions League as group winners -- but their 1-1 draw against Anderlecht told of a side still down on confidence and form.
Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has shot down any suggestions Gareth Bale could return to play at left-back after Brazilian international Marcelo was ruled out for a couple of weeks by a hamstring injury.
An Aaron Ramsey header gave patient Arsenal an important 1-0 win at last season`s runners-up Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League on Wednesday, allowing them to take control of Group F with two games left to play.
Arsenal are turning the toughest looking Champions League group into a walk in the park so far and they would take a huge stride towards their customary place in the last 16 with victory over Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday.
Suspended Borussia Dortmund coach Juergen Klopp will watch Tuesday`s Champions League game against Olympique Marseille from the stands but said it would not affect the performance of last season`s runners-up.