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Tuesday, February 12, 2019, 11:22
Dortmund captain Marco Reus out of trip to Tottenham
By Associated Press
Tuesday, February 12, 2019, 11:22 By Associated Press

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

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."

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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.

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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.

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