UEFA Champions League Live Updates: Dortmund, Barcelona rumble in Germany


Both Borussia Dortmund and Barcelona will be looking to start their Champions League group-stage campaigns on a bright note tonight as the two powerhouses face off at the iconic Signal Iduna Park.

The two teams have been drawn into Group F alongside Inter Milan and Slavia Prague, and it is shaping up to be a very interesting battle to secure the top two positions in the section.

According to reports, Lionel Messi is expected to be on the bench for Barcelona but Luis Suarez is likely to start at the Signal Iduna Park.

Messi only returned to training at the weekend following a calf injury and completed another session on Monday morning before traveling to Germany with the rest of his team-mates, but seems set to start as a substitute after not featuring at all for the Catalans this season.

Dortmund have plenty of recent experience when it comes to facing Spanish opposition, but they have actually never locked horns with Barca in the Champions League.

These two teams have only locked horns twice in European competition, with both of those matches coming in the UEFA Super Cup back in 1998.

Barca recorded a 2-0 home win before claiming a 1-1 draw in Germany to record a 3-1 aggregate success.

Having both excelled in their respective domestic games over the weekend, expectations are high for a good game tonight.

Stay with PREMIUM TIMES for Live Updates.

Kickoff is 8.00pm.

Kick off in Germany

Barcelona get the game underway

Goal kick for Dortmund

Early dominance by the visitors…
Ball possession: Borussia Dortmund: 34%, Barcelona: 66%.

Griezmann almost cost his team a goal after a defensive blunder

Luis Suarez flagged offside

Chance for Barcelona but Gerrard Pique’s header is off the target

Yellow card for Dortmund’s Thomas Delaney

Twenty two minutes gone.. Still 0-0

Chance for Dortmund but fantastic save deny the German team the opening goal

Dortmund getting the better chances but they have failed to make it count

Barcelona come close.. Fati shot blocked inside the box

One of the Dortmund player injured

Taken out for treatment as play resumes with a Barcelona corner kick

Jordi Alba taken off for Sergi Roberto

Free kick for Barcelona as Fati is brought down

Three minutes added time

Dangerous corner kick by Barcelona

Dortmund clear thier lines this time

Hakim comits a foul just outside the box.. Barcelona win a free kick

That’s the last chance

Half Time Dortmund 0-0 Barcelona

Second half already underway

Yellow card for Gerrard Pique

Dortmund free kick goes straight into the Barcelona wall

Penalty for Dortmund

Penalty Saved!!!

Lionel Messi in for Ansu Fati

Ivan Rakitic also in for Sergio Busquets

Corner kick for Dortmund

Pique heads away as Barcelona launch a quick counter attack

Yellow card for Rakitic after a deliberate handball

Julian Brandt in for Throgan Hazard as Dortmund make a change

Chance!! Julian tries a shot but it rattles the cross bar.. Dortmund come close

Another crucial save by the Barcelona keeper Ter Stegen

Going into final ten minutes.. Still no goals

Paco off for Larsen.. Still Dortmund 0-0 Barcelona

Three added minutes.. Dortmund 0-0 Barcelona

Close! LIONEL MESSI almost gets a late goal there

Full Time.. Dortmund 0-0 Barcelona

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