Despite Real Madrid’s underwhelming start to defending their La Liga title, they won their opening Group H game in the Champions League and travel to Dortmund aiming to make it two wins in two.
Key players Karim Benzema and Marcelo are out injured, but Los Blancos still have more than enough quality and will hoping that star Cristiano Ronaldo can regain his top form.
Keylor Navas will start in goal as usual.
Marcelo’s absence through injury means that Nacho will keep his place on the left side of defence.
Dani Carvajal, Raphael Varane and Sergio Ramos will start at the back as usual and extra focus will be placed on the two centre-backs and how they can handle the pace and trickery of Dortmund Striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
Toni Kroos, Casemiro and Luka Modric have all improved significantly since first moving to the Bernabeu and have developed into one of the best midfield trios in the world.
Manager Zinedine Zidane will need Casemiro to keep Nuri Sahin and Mario Gotze quiet so that the Dortmund front three will have has little supply as possible.
Karim Benzema has had a frustrating start to the season, with just one goal in six games, but the Frenchman’s injury means that Cristiano Ronaldo will start down the middle.
Wonderkid Marco Asensio and a revitalised Isco will start either side of the Portuguese star and much will be expected of the front three to improve Madrid’s indifferent start to the season.