Haaland left OUT of Lazio clash due to injury in huge blow to Dortmund

Borussia Dortmund suffer huge injury blow as Erling Haaland is left OUT of their Champions League squad to face Lazio with a ‘torn hamstring’… and Lucien Favre reveals their star striker will be out until January

  • Erling Haaland is out of Dortmund’s game with Lazio due to a hamstring injury
  • The striker is club’s top scorer this season and his absence will be a huge blow
  • Dortmund can win the group with victory over the Italian side on Wednesday

Erling Haaland has been left out of Borussia Dortmund’s squad for their crunch Champions League clash with Lazio due to a serious injury.

Dortmund’s prolific striker has suffered a torn hamstring, which could keep him out of action for up to four weeks.

And Lucien Favre admitted the 20-year-old ‘will not be able to play again until January.’ 

Erling Haaland has been left out of Dortmund’s squad to play Lazio due to a hamstring injury

Haaland’s injury represents a huge blow to Lucien Favre’s hopes of winning group this evening

The news will come as a huge blow for Dortmund, who can secure their place in the knockout rounds as group winners with victory this evening. 

The German giants are also without Emre Can with the midfielder struggling with a muscular issue.

Regular starters Jadon Sancho and Axel Witsel, meanwhile, have been dropped to the bench.  

Dortmund currently occupy top spot in Group F on nine points but could have their qualification ambitions dented if Lazio were to beat them and Club Brugge win against Zenit St Petersburg.

Regular starter Jadon Sancho has dropped to the bench for the crunch Champions League tie

Haaland has been in sensational form this season with 17 goals in 14 games in all competitions and represents a big loss for Dortmund.

Marco Reus will likely lead the line in his absence with Giovanni Reyna and Thorgan Hazard providing support from wide areas.

With Dortmund missing such a key player and buoyed by their 3-1 victory the last time these two sides met, Lazio will be confident of picking up a result. 

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