Borussia Dortmund and Barcelona will kick off their UEFA Champions League campaign on Tuesday night in a Group F fixture at the Signal Iduna Park in Dortmund.
Dortmund will head into this tie on the back of an emphatic 4-0 victory over Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday night. Dortmund captain, Marco Reus scored a brace for the hosts, while Paco Alcácer and Raphaël Guerreiro were also on target as the Yellow brigade demolished Leverkusen in front of 80,000 supporters.
Just like the German outfit, would be bubbling with confidence after putting up a 5-star performance at the weekend against Valencia. Ansu Fati, 16-year-old attacker, starred for the Catalans as he became the youngest player to score and assist in a single game in La Liga history.
This will be the third time Dortmund and Barcelona will lock horns against each other in a competitive fixture. The previous two came in the 1997-98 European Super Cup when the Blaugrana won 2-0 at the Camp Nou, while they drew the return leg 1-1 at Dortmund.
Dortmund will miss the services of their star defender Nico Schulz, while defender Łukasz Piszczek is yet to be 100 percent fit.
Barcelona have been handed a major boost as Lionel Messi has been declared fit and looks set to make his first appearance of the season.
Samuel Umtiti (foot) and Ousmane Dembele (hamstring) will miss the trip to Germany as the French duo is still side-lined with injuries.