Madrid - Spain striker Paco Alcacer will sit out Borussia Dortmund's crunch
Champions League clash at his former club Barcelona on Wednesday.
Dortmund, who are a point behind group leaders Barcelona, flew to
Spain Tuesday without their striker, who has scored seven goals in 13
games this season, as the 26-year Alcacer has a gastrointestinal
infection, according to his club.
A win at Barcelona's Nou Camp stadium will put either club in the last 16.
Alcacer also injured his knee in the first-half of last Friday's
disappointing 3-3 draw at home to Bundesliga bottom club Paderborn, when
the hosts were three goals down at half-time.
Germany forward Mario Goetze is most likely to start in place of
Alcacer, who joined Dortmund on loan from Barcelona in August 2018, but
was signed permanently for the start of this season in a deal reportedly
worth €21 million.
Dortmund head coach Lucien Favre is under huge pressure after recent
poor results, including a 4-0 thrashing at Bayern Munich, then Friday's
draw at home to Paderborn after a woeful first-half performance.