Real Madrid and Sevilla in Tuesday night Champions League action

Bosz Don't blame defence for Real Madrid defeat

Alejandro Moreno says it would be unfair to expect Cristiano Ronaldo to immediately dominate in his return from suspension.

Although skipper Sergio Ramos will also obviously have an important role, the man best equipped to handle Aubameyang is Raphael Varane, who can use his pace and anticipation to limit the impact of a striker who comes into the game in great form and full of confidence, scoring a hat-trick in Saturday's league win against Borussia Moenchengladbach.

Dortmund and title holders Real meet in the group stage for the second year running and here are three key battles ahead of the game.

A draw away to Liverpool in their opening group game means Sevilla got their European campaign off to a positive start and three points against arguably the weakest side in their group are vital if they want to qualify for the last 16. Spurs have already beaten Dortmund, and with less baggage on their shoulders in Europe can take a free hit at the reigning champions as well.

The claims of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang 8/11 (1.73) and Cristiano Ronaldo 8/15 (1.53) to score are obvious and are unlikely to catch the eye but there's a Dortmund player still offering a potentially juicy pay-out potential after an impressive opening to the campaign.

Cristiano Ronaldo has yet to tally in La Liga but has four goals in his career against Dortmund.

Even in a Champions League game week packed with top class games, Real Madrid's trip to Borussia Dortmund stands out as a potential blockbuster.

Dortmund prepared for their big European clash with a 6-1 victory over Borussia Monchengladbach at the weekend.

The forward's current deal is set to expire in June 2020 but he is now set to follow Marcelo, Isco, Dani Carvajal, Karim Benzema and Marcos Llorente in committing their long-term futures to Los Blancos.

That flexibility has always been cited by opposition managers as the primary difficulty in plotting a route to a clean sheet against Real Madrid.

Rob Train covers Real Madrid and the Spanish national team for ESPN FC.

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