Barcelona’s Ousmane Dembele wary of Borussia Dortmund threat

Barcelona star Ousmane Dembele has warned his team mates they face a big test against Borussia Dortmund in Champions League action this week.

Dembele, who joined the Catalan side from Dortmund in a €105M deal at the start of the 2017-18 season, believes the Bundesliga side will be a big threat for Ernesto Valverde's team

"We have some important games coming up in the next few weeks, starting with Borussia and then Atletico at the weekend," he told an interview with Barca TV, reported in Mundo Deportivo.

"If we beat Borussia then we will qualify for the next stage of the Champions League, meaning this is the most important game of the season so far."

"It wil be a special game against Borussia, and I will be happy to see my former team mates again, but I am focused on Barcelona."

"Borussia are a team that like to attack, and do not concede many goals."

"They will play with real intesity and want to win."

Victory for Valverde's side will put Barcelona in to the last 16, with a game against Inter Milan to spare, however a draw will also be enough to qualify from Group F, should Antonio Conte´s side fail to beat Slavia Prague.

Dembele missed the reverse fixture in Germany earlier this season through injury, but he is expected to start against Lucien Favre's side, with international team mate Clement Lenglet also set to return from injury.

Sergi Roberto who missed the weekend 2-1 La Liga win at Leganes is back from a domestic suspension, but Gerard Pique serves a one game Champions League ban.

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