Borussia Dortmund also has to do without captain Marco Reus, defender Mats Hummels, Marius Wolf and Giovanni Reyna in the Champions League at FC Sevilla on Wednesday.
The quartet was absent from the check-in of the Bundesliga soccer club on Tuesday morning before the flight to Andalusia. But goalkeeper Gregor Kobel flew with. It is uncertain whether the Swiss can also play.
Reus injured his foot in the 1-0 win in the derby against FC Schalke 04 in mid-September. Coach Edin Terzic promised the attacker a comeback this week. Whether Reus can take part again in the prestige duel next Saturday against FC Bayern Munich should be decided at short notice.
Hummels and Wolf have been complaining of cold symptoms since the weekend, Reyna was injured with the US national team. Kobel recently suffered from a torn muscle fiber and back problems.
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