Dortmund captain Marco Reus out of trip to Tottenham

Dortmund's Marco Reus celebrates the opening goal during a German Bundesliga soccer match between Eintracht Frankfurt and Borussia Dortmund in Frankfurt, Germany, Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)

DORTMUND, Germany — Borussia Dortmund captain Marco Reus will miss the side's Champions League round-of-16, first-leg tie at Tottenham on Wednesday due to a thigh injury.

Club official Sebastian Kehl, who liaises with the players, says, "We would of course have liked to have him in London, alone because his presence is a bit intimidating for the opponent. But we'll compensate for his absence."

Reus has been Dortmund's best player this season, scoring 13 goals and setting up nine more in 19 Bundesliga games, but he injured a thigh muscle last Tuesday in a German Cup loss.

He missed the side's 3-3 draw with Hoffenheim on Saturday and it's unclear if he will return in time for the next league game at Nuremberg in a week.

The 18-year-old Jadon Sancho, who starred in Reus' absence against Hoffenheim, will be expected to fill in again on his return to London.

___

More AP soccer: https://apnews.com/apf-Soccer and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports

People also read these

Boys rescued from Thai cave play friendly match...

Oct 7, 2018

The 12 boys and soccer coach from Thailand who were found in a partially flooded cave are again...

Diego Maradona's lawyer says ex-star fathered 3...

Mar 8, 2019

Diego Maradona's lawyer says that the former soccer star and current coach of Mexican club Dorados...

Argentina announces professionalization of...

Mar 16, 2019

Argentina's soccer association has announced that the national women's league will now be granted...

Messi upset with criticism from Argentina fans

Mar 29, 2019

Argentina star Lionel Messi admits he is upset with constant criticism in his homeland

WORLD CUP: Belgium has exceptional talent but so...

Apr 30, 2018

Belgium has all the ingredients for success at the World Cup

About Us

The Score Daily brings to you the up-to-date record of your favorite sports team. Whether it is soccer, football, basketball, tennis, or rugby - you can get all the latest news update right here as we’ve got you covered.

Contact us: sales[at]thescoredaily.com

Subscribe Now!