|Subotic hopes to return against Wolfsburg - Kehl and Bender also ruled out against Man City|
|[3.12.] Borussia Dortmund will have to do without a number of key players for their UEFA Champions League game against Manchester City on Tuesday (kick-off: 2045 CET). Sebastian Kehl, Sven Bender and Neven Subotic have all been ruled out for the Bundesliga champions´ clash with the Premier League champions.|
Mario Götze, Jakub Blaszczykowski and Lukasz Piszczek have also been rated doubtful, while Chris Löwe and Patrick Owomoyela are out following surgeries.
|Sebastian Kehl and Sven Bender will miss the game against Manchester City. [firo]|
"At the moment I can´t really say which players will start yet," said Jürgen Klopp on Monday. "But we will get a team out." Despite the all the injuries ahead of the last group game in front of a capacity 66,000 crowd at Signal Iduna Park, the BVB coach made clear, "The Champions League is still a very interesting affair. And this should be reflected in our play despite our injury problems."
Kehl (knee), Bender (groin) and Subotic are definitively ruled out, with the Serb suffering from a bruised pelvis and a minor muscle strain, though the injuries are not considered too serious. "It is not as bad as feared," said Klopp on the BVB defender´s injury he sustained on Saturday against Bayern and which will rule him out of the Manchester City clash. But, so Klopp, "there is hope for the match this weekend."
|Neven Subotic with team doctor Markus Braun after being substituted against Bayern.|
Götze and Piszczek sat out the final training session before Tuesday´s match with thigh and hip problems, respectively, while Blaszczykowski missed training with a heavy cold.