Real Madrid have no fresh injury concerns for Tuesday’s clash with Borussia Dortmund at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Marcelo, Fabio Coentrao and Sami Khedira remain out, but Alvaro Arbeloa is available after making his comeback from a hamstring injury in Saturday’s win over Zaragoza.
Midfielder Xabi Alonso returns after serving a domestic suspension at the weekend, while Raphael Varane may get the nod over Raul Albiol in central defence.
Borussia Dortmund are hopeful that captain Sebastian Kehl will be fit to play despite suffering a facial injury in Saturday’s goalless draw with Stuttgart.
The 32-year-old had a special protective mask fitted on Sunday, meaning he could start in the Spanish capital, while fellow midfielder Sven Bender may also return from a calf strain.
- The Castilian side’s overall record against German visitors is W18, D3, L2.
- Cristiano Ronaldo (pictured, right) has scored 14 goals in his last 10 Champions League appearances.
- Borussia Dortmund have won just two of their last seven away matches in all competitions.
- The Bundesliga outfit last won a Champions League away game at AC Milan in March 2003.
- Dortmund’s overall record in Spain is W1, D2, L5, with the sole victory coming against Atletico Madrid in the Champions League group stage in 1996-97.