Champions League - Schmelzer, Blaszczykowski in squad to face Malaga

Borussia Dortmund's Marcel Schmelzer and Jakub Blaszczykowski will travel to Malaga for Wednesday's Champions League quarter-final first leg but it is up to team doctors to rule if they are fit to play, sports director Michael Zorc said on Tuesday.

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Borussia Dortmund's Jakub Blaszczykowski (Reuters)

Defender Schmelzer will need to wear a facemask after breaking his nose in the league on Saturday, while midfielder Blaszczykowski is nursing a groin injury.

"It is up the medical staff to have the final word," said Zorc prior to the team's departure. Dortmund have yet to lose a game in the tournament this season.

The 1997 Champions League winners, who host the Spaniards in the return leg later this month, are looking for their first semi-final appearance in 15 years.

"That time gap alone reveals how important this game is for us. We want to continue having fun on the pitch," Zorc told reporters.

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