• Borussia Dortmund could qualify even if they lose or draw this game; only if Napoli fail to better the German’s result against Arsenal.
  • Hence, a win would guarantee Borussia a place in the last-16 of this Champions League, while Marseille will end their European campaign after this game.
  • Marseille are on a run of eight losses in a row in Champions League – this is the longest negative run since Dinamo Zagreb’s 11 consecutive defeats ended last December.
  • Marseille have picked up only one point from their last five games against a German opponent in Europe.
  • Borussia have won three of their last four Champions League fixtures.
  • Dortmund have won only once in France so far, back in March 1997 (1-0 vs Auxerre), and on that occasion they went on to win the trophy.
  • Dortmund have scored only two goals over their eight trips to France so far in European competitions.
  • Jakub Blaszczykowski scored his first Champions League goal against Marseille, back in December 2011.