Team News: Michael Essien starts in Real Madrid defence

Team News: Essien starts in Madrid defence
© PA Photos
Real Madrid's Michael Essien starts in defence in his side's trip to Borussia Dortmund.

Loanee midfielder Michael Essien has been handed a role at right-back for Real Madrid's trip to Borussia Dortmund.

The Ghana international will form part of a back four that also sees Sergio Ramos start at left-back.

Meanwhile, the hosting Germans will begin the encounter with Robert Lewandowski as a lone striker.

Dortmund: Weidenfeller; Piszczek, Subotic, Hummels, Schmelzer; Kehl, Bender; Gotze, Reus, Grosskreutz; Lewandowski

Madrid: Casillas; Ramos, Varane, Pepe, Essien; Khedira, Alonso; Di Maria, Ozil, Ronaldo; Benzema

Cristiano Ronaldo
Read Next:
Live Commentary: Borussia Dortmund 2-1 Real Madrid - as it happened
>
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole



Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Barcelona87102432122
2Valencia853021101118
3Real Madrid8521157817
4Atletico MadridAtletico8440135816
5Sevilla851294516
6Leganes842273414
7Real Sociedad84131917213
8Villarreal84131110113
9Real Betis84131717013
10Celta Vigo83231813511
11Athletic Bilbao8323109111
12Levante8242810-210
13Espanyol8233711-49
14Getafe822410918
15Deportivo La CorunaDeportivo8224916-78
16EibarEibar8215317-147
17GironaGirona8134713-66
18Las PalmasLas Palmas8206718-116
19AlavesAlaves8107312-93
20Malaga8017418-141