Bender joins Dortmund injury list ahead of Marseille tie

Reuters , Sunday 8 Dec 2013

Borussia Dortmund will be without injured midfielder Sven Bender in their final Champions League group game at Olympique Marseille on Wednesday, the club said on Sunday

Sven Bender
Dortmund's midfielder Sven Bender (Photo: Reuters)

Germany international Bender stretched ankle ligaments in Saturday's 1-0 defeat to Bayer Leverkusen and he joins a long list of key absentees including Ilkay Guendogan, Mats Hummels and Neven Subotic.

Playmaker Nuri Sahin, who partly tore an ankle ligament in the same game, has a chance of being fit, the club said in a statement.

Last season's runners-up need to win their final Group F game at already-eliminated Marseille to guarantee a place in the knockout stage.

Arsenal top the group on 12 points with Dortmund second on nine points, the same as Napoli.

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