Borussia Dortmund headed to London for their UEFA Champions League Round of 16 first leg at Tottenham Hotspur brimming with optimism but with a number of personnel concerns: four key players were absent as they checked in at Dortmund airport.

Marco Reus (torn muscle fibres), Julian Weigl (flu), Paco Alcácer (shoulder inflammation) and Lukas Piszczek (foot pain) did not join their team-mates for the trip. (br)