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Details: Borussia Dortmund vs. Real Madrid, Group D, Wednesday, 2:45 p.m.
Where they stand: Real Madrid lead Group D, the so-called "Group of Death," with six points from two matches. Dortmund are second with four.
Mouthwatering matchups will abound when two-time defending German champions Borussia Dortmund host Spanish champions Real Madrid on Wednesday in the Group of Death.
Dortmund, and in particular right-back Lukasz Piszczek, must find a way to defender Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo. Real's midfield must deal with the budding creativity of German wunderkind Mario Götze.
But the player who reportedly has Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho worried is Borussia Dortmund midfielder/forward Marco Reus. As Spanish paper Marca reports:
He is a player with a direct playing style, with a great turn of speed and a good shot. He plays in behind the centre forward Lewandowski in the German national team, in front of Özil, as a second striker together with Klose. His speed, mobility and shooting power make him a player who is difficult to mark, as he surprises everyone, coming up from behind, and with long shots. He has a nose for goal.
That description is based mostly on Reus' performances with the German national team. But Reus has been no slouch in his first season with Dortmund, having scored four goals and assisting two more in eight league appearances.
Stopping Reus could be key to Real maintaining their 100 percent Champions League record intact.