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Borussia Dortmund have learned to set aside their wobbly domestic form, having won all of their Group D games so far and qualify for the Champions League knockout stage. Travelling to London to face Arsenal on November 27, 03:45(GMT+8), Borussia Dortmund centre-back Sokratis Papastathopoulos’ return from injury could boost Jurgen Klopp's side. Sokratis' qualities could help Dortmund in so many situations, with Mats Hummels out injured. Meanwhile, Olivier Giroud looks set to return for Arsenal.
Southampton have had their last six Premier League fixtures without a defeat after Nathaniel Clyne scored a late goal against Aston Villa to end the match with a draw. Ronald Koeman's side remain second in the league table which is two points ahead Manchester City. Will this match on November 30, 21:30 (GMT+8) be the end of their stay at 2nd spot? A win could see Man City replace Southampton’s seat.
Miranda injured his left thigh while on international duty for Brazil and will miss Atletico Madrid's UEFA Champions League game against Greek side Olympiakos on November 27, 03:45 (GMT+8) at the Estadio Vicente Calderon. But despite Miranda’s absence, Atletico Madrid are confident they could secure the three points and improve their group standing. In the two teams’ most recent match which was on September, Olympiakos were able to come out victorious via a 3-2 scoreline.
Stoke City will be taking advantage of Liverpool's latest slump as they eye to revenge their 3-5 defeat from Premier League's last season. Brendan Rodgers’ side extended their poor start to the season after they were beaten by Crystal Palace, 3-1. But if Liverpool do not turn their form around this November 29, 23:00 (GMT+8) at Anfield against Stoke City, the clubs' American owners might review the manager's position any time soon.
Having qualified for the knockout stages of the Champions League, Real Madrid need not worry that they will face Basel on November 27, 03:45 (GMT+8) without the services of star midfielder Luka Modric, who will be out of action for three months with a thigh injury. They still have Toni Kroos and Sami Khedira, whose tandem work helped Germany win the World Cup. In their recent match-up, the defending champions thumped Basel, 5-1.