Borussia Dortmund midfielders Ilkay Gundogan, Mario Gotze and Jakub ‘Kuba’ B?aszczykowski all look set to miss Wednesday’s match against Real Madrid.
All three were also unavailable for Saturday’s domestic derby against Schalke a game in which they lost further ground on the leaders, Bayern Munich, after the 2-1 defeat.
And Gundogan revealed he is not getting his hopes about making the clash with Los Blancos.
“As things stand, I do not expect to be fit for Wednesday,” said Gundogan told reporters.
Left-back Marcel Schmelzer has a bruised foot, and also remains a doubt for Jurgen Klopp’s side.
BVB has four points in the Group D standings and are two points behind Madrid.