Malaga v Dortmund preview

Malaga have already made history and now, in their maiden Champions League campaign, have a third former winner in their sights.

Last Updated: 03/04/13 at 11:19

Isco (r): Mobbed after scoring against Porto in the round of 16

Isco (r): Mobbed after scoring against Porto in the round of 16

Bet £10 Get £30

Daily Offers And Promotions. Join Now & Bet £10 and Get a £30 Free Bet

The Qatari-backed side, in Spain's Second Division just five years ago, have accounted for AC Milan and Porto to get here: a quarter-final against reigning German champions Borussia Dortmund.

"If we are here it is because we have proved we are a great team," winger Joaquin told reporters ahead of Wednesday's first leg at the Rosaleda Stadium.

Manager Manuel Pellegrini led another set of debutants, Villarreal, to the semi-finals in the 2005-06 season and has no injury concerns as he plots a repeat.

Jeremy Toulalan, Martin Demichelis and Roque Santa Cruz are experienced campaigners, while Isco, with free rein to dart between flanks behind the frontman, should give Jurgen Klopp plenty to ponder.

Malaga have kept nine clean sheets in their 12 European home games but face a stern test from a swashbuckling Dortmund side that has scored 91 goals in all competitions this term.

Robert Lewandowski, who has netted 13 time in 13 games, will lead the line, supported by Mario Goetze and Marco Reus, who is expected to have recovered from a knock to the ribs.

Defender Marcel Schmelzer will need a facemask but is likely to play despite breaking his nose in a 2-1 win over Stuttgart, while midfielder Blaszczykowski has travelled but is nursing a groin injury.

Midfielders Sven Bender and Kevin Grosskreutz are doubts with ankle problems but Mats Hummels (also ankle) is certain to miss out.

Despite being described by Pep Guardiola as Europe's most entertaining side this season, Dortmund trail Bayern by a massive 20 points in the Bundesliga. Progress to the last four here - and beyond - would be some panacea.

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

Champions League Fixtures

There are no fixtures at present.

Footer 365

Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois wants rival Petr Cech to stay

Thibaut Courtois wants Petr Cech, his rival for the Chelsea goalkeeper's jersey, to stay at the club.

Champions League: Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger slams decision to send off Aaron Ramsey

Arsene Wenger described Aaron Ramsey's dismissal as "unacceptable" after Arsenal picked up a 0-0 draw at Besiktas.

Sky Bet Championship: Nottingham Forest go top, level with Cardiff, Charlton and Millwall

Nottingham Forest came from behind to replace Bournemouth at the top, level with Cardiff, Charlton and Millwall.

Mail Box

Dear Brendan, Please Sign Di Maria

That's the request to Brendan Rodgers in the mailbox, and not just because it would annoy Man United fans. Plus, more thoughts on why Arsenal didn't want Cescy back...

Man United Fans Still Pining For Mourinho

The morning mailbox ponders where United might be now had the club appointed Jose Mourinho last season, while Chelsea fans are getting very excited...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property