With top-scorer and chief playmaker Marco Reus out injured Borussia Dortmund will face Tottenham Hotspur without their best player, says Germany legend Lothar Matthaeus, ahead of tonight's Champions League clash.
Reus has scored 17 goals and created 11 more for the Bundesliga leaders this season, but is absent for the last 16, first leg against Spurs at Wembley with a thigh strain.
""The third-best team in the Premier League against the best in the Bundesliga - I see it as 50/50," Matthaus said. "In Reus, Dortmund are missing their best player."
Right-back Lukasz Piszczek, centre-back Julian Weigl striker Paco Alcacer are also missing for Dortmund while Spurs are without Harry Kane and Delle Alli.