Borussia Dortmund Will Be Without Their ‘Most Important Player’ Against PSG

Borussia Dortmund will be without their captain, Marco Reus, for the return leg of their UEFA Champions League tie against Paris Saint-Germain set to kick off on March 11 at the Parc des Princes.

In an interview with RMC Sport, Dortmund CEO, Hans-Joachim Watzke confirmed that Reus has not yet fully recovered from a muscle injury suffered on February 4.

“He [Reus] will not be traveling to Paris. He will be ready in a few weeks but not for Paris, it’s too early. For us, it’s bad news. Marco Reus is our captain and for that he is our most important player, for sure.”

Dortmund didn’t seem to miss Reus too much in the first leg at Signal Iduna Park as they defeated PSG 2-1 with Erling Haaland scoring a brace.

While Reus is sidelined, Julian Brandt could feature in this tie for the first time. An ankle injury kept the Germany international out of the first leg but he recently returned to the pitch.

Although, Brandt hasn’t played a full 90 minutes since his return, so keep an eye on Dortmund’s match this Saturday against Borussia Mönchengladbach to see if he starts and goes the distance.

PSG are not without their issues leading up to the Champions League fixture either. Their key absences include Marco Verratti, Thomas Meunier, Ander Herrera, and Thiago Silva. Unlike Dortmund though, PSG has two matches remaining before the rematch to get through unscathed.

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