Line-ups: Makeshift Real in Dortmund

Real Madrid will start with the same backline that faced Celta Vigo against Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League tonight.

That means starts for Sergio Ramos at right back, youngster Raphael Varane at centre-back, and midfielder Michael Essien at left back.

Up front, Karim Benzema gets the nod ahead of Gonzalo Higuain.

Dortmund start with close to a first choice line-up, Marcel Schmelzer and Mario Gotze having recovered from injuries.

Starting line ups:

Borussia Dortmund: Weidenfeller; Pisczek, Subotic, Hummels, Schmelzer; Kehl, Bender; Gotze, Reus, Grosskreutz; Lewandowski

Bench: Langerak, Lowe, Felipe Santana, Leitner, Gundogan, Perisic, Schieber

Real Madrid: Casillas; Ramos, Pepe, Varane, Essien; Khedira, Xabi Alonso; Ozil, Di Maria, Ronaldo; Benzema

Bench: Adan, Carvalho, Albiol, Kaka, Modric, Callejon, Higuain
 

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