Borussia Dortmund started the journey to the second leg of the Champions League on Tuesday (9 p.m. / Amazon Prime Video) at Chelsea with Gregor Kobel.
The recently highly praised first-choice goalkeeper was on board when the team departed from Dortmund Airport for London. A few minutes before the game against RB Leipzig (2-1), he had complained of muscle problems in his thighs and had to drop out at short notice. "But we don't know yet whether he can play tomorrow," said BVB sporting director Sebastian Kehl. As against Leipzig, substitute keeper Alexander Meyer could guard the goal again.
In addition to Kobel, the recently injured striker Donyell Malen is also there. However, coach Edin Terzic still has to do without Karim Adeyemi after his muscle fiber tear. The international scored Borussia's 1-0 winner in the first leg three weeks ago against the English star ensemble. Kehl has a good chance of reaching the quarter-finals of the premier class for the first time since the 2020/21 season: "It would be great for Borussia Dortmund to be in a quarter-finals of the Champions League again and set an exclamation mark in Europe," said the sports director.