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Di Maria misses first leg against Dortmund

02 April 2014 04:02

Real Madrid midfielder Angel di Maria was a late withdrawal from his side's squad to face Borussia Dortmund in their Champions League quarter-final, first leg on Wednesday after suffering gastroenteritis.

The Argentine has become a key part of Carlo Ancelotti's side since the Italian switched to a 4-3-3 formation at the start of 2014 and is likely to be replaced by Asier Illarramendi or Isco.

Brazilian international left-back Marcelo is also missing for Madrid due to a hamstring strain, whilst Dortmund are without six first-team regulars through injury and suspension, including top scorer Robert Lewandowski.

Source: AFP