Dortmunds Kehl to play Real with mask

04 November 2012 06:47

Borussia Dortmund captain Sebastian Kehl will face Real Madrid on Tuesday in the Champions League wearing a special mask after breaking his nose in the Bundesliga on Saturday.

The 32-year-old was fitted with a special mask after he came off only 20 minutes into Dortmund's goalless draw against VfB Stuttgart after being elbowed in the face by Stuttgart's Raphael Holzhauser.

After being treated, Kehl was fitted for the mask on Sunday with Dortmund top of Group D in the Champions League and leading second-placed Real by a point after their 2-1 win over Madrid at Borussia a fortnight ago when Kehl was outstanding.

Dortmund chairman Hans-Joachim Watzke said he was furious Holzhauser only received a yellow card for the incident.

"I am not implying there was any intention by Holzhauser, but you simply can't do that in an aerial duel. That is a clear red," he told German daily Die Welt.

Source: AFP