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#1 by jinshuiqian0713 , Thu Oct 10, 2019 3:28 am

FRANKFURT - Borussia Dortmund can qualify for the knockout stage of the Champions League if it beats Galatasaray in Group D on Tuesday.Then it can focus on staving off relegation in the Bundesliga.Arsenal, too, will be assured of advancing if it beats Anderlecht at home and Dortmund defeats or draws the Turkish side.Dortmund has won all three matches so far without conceding a goal and has nine points. Arsenal lost to Dortmund but won the next two and is second with six. Anderlecht and Galatasaray have one point each.Here are some things to know about Tuesdays matches.___DORTMUNDS WOESDespite its perfect record in the Champions League, Dortmund is in big trouble in the Bundesliga.Dortmund has dropped to next-to-last after losing 2-1 at Bayern Munich on Saturday, its fifth consecutive loss. Juergen Klopps team has lost seven of its first 10 matches in the Bundesliga season.The last time Dortmund lost seven of its first 10 was 30 years ago.Dortmund is even on points with last-place Bremen, which has scored more goals. Dortmund, Champions League finalist in 2013 and winner in 1997, is 17 points behind Bundesliga leader Bayern and 13 points away from qualifying for next seasons Champions League.One thing to remember, though: When Dortmund began the Champions League with three straight victories, it won the title, in 1997.___DILEMA IN DefenceDortmund central defender Mats Hummels injured his foot in Munich and will be out for several weeks.Hummels left the game at halftime and then watched his replacement, Neven Subotic, make two crucial mistakes than led to Bayerns come-from-behind victory.Hummels and Subotic formed the backbone of Dortmunds championship sides in 2011 and 2012. But Subotic has been slow in regaining form after sitting out more than half a year with a knee injury.Hummels came back from this years World Cup in Brazil with the title but also with an injury and missed the start of the season. Just as he began returning to form, hes now out again.Klopp could decide to play the experienced Subotic against Galatasaray or give another chance to Matthias Ginter. Ginter was in the World Cup squad and was signed away from Frieburg, but has not had a start since giving away an own-goal six weeks ago.___GOOD IN GERMANYGalatasarays 4-0 home defeat to Dortmund gives it little ground for optimism going to Germany but for one fact: the Istanbul side has always performed well there.Galatasaray has won five in Germany, with five defeats and three draws. With Germanys large Turkish immigrant population, Galatasaray has always enjoyed a lot of support there.Galatasaray has won in four of its last six trips to Bundesliga opposition, losing only once.Five Galatasaray players were born in Germany: Hamit Altintop, Hakan Balta, Tarik Camdal, Furkan Ozcal and Yasin Oztekin.Dortmund has three players with Turkish roots Nuri Sahin (injured), Ilkay Gundogan and Burak Camoglu.___ARSENAL EYES KNOCKOUT STAGESArsenal can secure its place in the second round if it beats Anderlecht on Tuesday and Galatasaray does not beat Borussia Dortmund.Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez has scored four times in his last two games, spearheading a strike force boosted further by Theo Walcott returning from a torn knee ligament that has kept him out since January.Walcott made a substitute appearance in Arsenals 3-0 victory over Burnley on Saturday, and will want to step up his comeback on Tuesday.Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger will hope for a smoother game than the last one against Anderlecht, where two goals in the final two minutes of the match in Belgium secured a dramatic 2-1 victory.___ANDRELECHT ADIEU?If Arsenal already dashed Anderlechts confidence with a belated 2-1 come-from-behind win in Brussels last month, injuries and lacklustre form in the Belgian league have only added to its low morale since.The Belgian champions travel to London without two key players. Belgium international Steven Defour, Anderlechts midfield mainstay, injured his calf during a mediocre 1-1 home draw against Lokeren.Even worse, creative forward Matias Suarez will be out for the rest of the year with a knee injury. It leaves Anderlecht without its star players in two lines, and its attack has been a problem for most of the season.In the league, Anderlecht lead by one point over AA Ghent and two over FC Brugge, with only 27 points out of a possible 42.The Champions League has given it little pleasure, with only a draw against Galatasaray giving some relief. Anderlecht has finished bottom of the group in all seven group-stage campaigns since it reached the last 16 in 2000-01. Custom Baseball Jerseys .ca has you covered for whos in, whos out and what to expect from all 30 teams. Fake Nike Baseball Jerseys China . - New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis says the club has an agreement to bring back outside linebacker Parys Haralson on a one-year deal. Starters, when they struggle, have to live with it for five days. For Sergio Santos and Steve Delabar, two of the three men who authored one of the ugliest pitched innings in Blue Jays franchise history on Thursday night, the bounce-back chance came right away. Cheap Baseball Jerseys Authentic .com) - In the absence of Dwight Howard, Donatas Motiejunas had a career night to keep the Houston Rockets winning streak alive. Nike Baseball Jerseys 2020 . LOUIS -- The St.PITTSBURGH -- Olli Maatta is sticking with the Pittsburgh Penguins. The team announced Thursday the 19-year-old defenceman will remain with the club indefinitely rather than return to his junior team, the London Knights of the Ontario Hockey League. The Penguins could have sent Maatta back down and pushed back his rookie status until next year. Instead, Maatta remain in Pittsburgh and enter the first year of his entry-level contract. If he stays more than 40 games, he can become a free agent by age 25. Its heady territory for a kid who in high school a year ago. "Its gone good so far so why change anything?" Maatta said. Maatta, who is from Finland, has one goal and two assists while averaging around 15 minutes of ice time a game for the Penguins. The 22nd overall pick in the 2012 NHL entry draft has wowed coach Dan Bylsma with his skating and impressed teammates with his ability to adapt quickly to the sports highest level. "I think hes played nine games in a row because hes earned the right to play nine games in a row because hes given us the best chance to win hockey games and thats going to happen in the 10th game too," Bylsma said. The odds seemed long during training camp, when Maattas NHL debut figured to be at least a year away.dddddddddddd He made a compelling case for himself during the preseason and was a surprise addition when he survived the final cuts. "I feel like I worked hard for this and they feel like I still need to work hard and get better," he said. "But I feel better about staying here." Maatta isnt a potent offensive player but hasnt hesitated when given the opportunity. His first NHL goal came in a 4-3 shootout win over Vancouver last Saturday when he poked in a rebound with 6:48 remaining in regulation to tie the game. Though Maatta insists the goal wasnt his "welcome to the NHL moment" theres little doubt it gave him a boost thats helped him believe he belonged. "Every game Ive got more confident out there," he said. "Every game I get more confident that I can play at this level." NOTES: The Penguins recalled F Jayson Megna from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the AHL and placed F Beau Bennett on injured reserve retroactive to Oct. 12 ... D Kris Letang, who has not played this season due to a lower body injury, practiced on Thursday and Bylsma said it is "likely" Letang will make be in the lineup on Friday when the Penguins host the New York Islanders. ' ' '

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