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

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Dortmund-vs-Barcelona

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.

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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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