10 December 2019 14:34
Borussia Dortmund midfielder Axel Witsel has undergone an operation after suffering a facial injury at home and has been ruled out of action until next year, manager Lucien Favre has said. The 30-year-old Belgium international was hospitalised after falling at home, Favre told reporters ahead of Dortmund's Champions League clash against Slavia Prague later on Tuesday. "He won't be able to play for the rest of the year … It's a shame for him and us, he's an important player. Hopefully he is back as soon as possible," he said. Dortmund said in a statement on their website that the operation was a success and Witsel had returned home to recover.
Witsel has made 18 appearances in the Champions League and Bundesliga this season, scoring three goals. Dortmund are third in Champions League Group F, level on seven points with second-placed Inter Milan and four behind group leaders Barcelona. For Citizen TV updates Join @citizentvke Telegram channel Video Of The Day: 5 people dead, 32 rescued, 27 unaccounted for in Tassia building collapse Get the biggest daily stories by email Subscribe Thank you for subscribing See our privacy notice Could not subscribe, try again later Invalid Email Inter Milan come into their final Champions League group game knowing they really need a win. Barcelona have already secured top spot in the group, with Inter level on points with Borussia Dortmund. The Germans host Slavia Prague, who can't qualify for the next round of this competition or the Europa League, having already defeated them 2-0 away from home. Here's everything you need to know about the game: The match takes place at the San Siro on Tuesday, December 10. (Image: Getty Images) What time is kick-off? The action gets underway at 8pm Irish time. What channel is it on? Virgin Media Sport Extra 2 will show the action live, with their coverage getting underway at 7.55pm. Betting odds Inter Milan win: 6/4 Barcelona win: 4/1 Draw: 16/5 If you haven't already, be sure to like our Irish Mirror Sport and Irish Mirror GAA pages on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. Borussia Dortmund needs Inter Milan's help to proceed in the Champions League as they take on Slavia Prague. However, Slavia are unable to move off the bottom spot in Group E, despite having secured draws away at Barcelona and Inter earlier in the campaign. When and where to watch Borussia Dortmund vs Slavia Prague Where and when is the Borussia Dortmund vs Slavia Prague, Champions League match being played? The Borussia Dortmund vs Slavia Prague, Champions League match will be played on December 11, 2019, at Signal Iduna Park. What time does the Borussia Dortmund vs Slavia Prague, Champions League match begin? The Borussia Dortmund vs Slavia Prague, Champions League match will begin at 1:30 AM IST. Where to watch Borussia Dortmund vs Slavia Prague, Champions League live in India (TV channels)? The Borussia Dortmund vs Slavia Prague, Champions League live telecast will be on Sony Ten 2 in India. How and where to watch online Borussia Dortmund vs Slavia Prague, Champions League live streaming? The Borussia Dortmund vs Slavia Prague, Champions League live stream will be available on the SonyLIV app in India for premium users. Borussia Dortmund vs Slavia Prague: Predicted Starting XIs Borussia Dortmund possible starting lineup: Burki; Piszczek, Akanji, Zagadou; Hakimi, Witsel, Brandt, Guerreiro; Hazard, Reus, Sancho Slavia Prague possible starting lineup: Kolar; Coufal, Takacs, Kudela, Boril; Soucek, Traore, Stanciu, Sevcik; Olayinka, Masopusts