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DORTMUND, Germany - The only thing left to resolve in Group D of the Champions League is which team will finish top, Arsenal or Borussia Dortmund. Matt Beleskey Jersey .Dortmund has 12 points and needs a point from its last match against Anderlecht to make sure of finishing as group winner — unless Arsenal wins at Galatasaray by more than six goals.Anderlecht will finish third no matter what and will join the Europa League round of 32 after the break.Galatasaray cannot advance to the next round.Here are some things to know about Tuesdays matches:___GOALKEEPING CHANGEBorussia Dortmund had found itself in a bizarre situation — among the top 16 clubs in Europe but struggling in the Bundesliga. The 1-0 victory over Hoffenheim lifted the 2011 and 2012 champion out of the drop zone.Jurgen Klopp made several changes for Fridays win, leaving four World Cup winners on the bench, including Roman Weidenfeller, Germanys back-up goalkeeper in Brazil. Mitch Langerak, an Australian, played his 12th Bundesliga match and notched his 10th win whilst keeping a clean sheet.Klopp has been noncommittal about the future but Langerak, Weidenfellers lontgtime understudy, could end up with a permanent promotion. Weidenfeller said it was a coaching decision I have to accept.____GUNDOGAN BACKIlkay Gundogan was considered one of Germanys top midfielders until a back injury sidelined him. Gundogan decided against surgery and spent 14 months recovering.The midfielder is back just in time to help Dortmund out of the doldrums. Gundogan scored the winning goal against Hoffenheim with a rare header but also provided the much needed creative spark and the passing he had been known for before his injury.I just have to get used now again to the full load but my back is fine, Gundogan said. Defender Mats Hummels described Gundogan as a fantastic player who was one of the best in his role until the injury.____LESSON LEARNTArsenal has learnt to its cost the perils of finishing second in a Champions League group.The English club was runner-up in three of its last four campaigns, earning last-16 matches against Bayern Munich twice and Barcelona. Arsenal lost all three encounters.Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger may, though, choose to rest star forward Alexis Sanchez after saying the Chile international was in the red zone in reference to his fitness before playing him for the full ninety minutes in Saturdays 3-2 loss at Stoke in the Premier League.____GALATASARAY SEEKS PRESTIGEWith only one point from five games so far, Galatasaray has been eliminated from European competitions for the season and has sacked Italian coach Cesare Prandelli.For the Turks, Tuesdays match against Arsenal is simply a matter of prestige and a vote of confidence in their new manager Hamza Hamzaoglu, the assistant national team coach who replaced Prandelli last week.We play against Arsenal — it is an important game from the point of view of prestige and for our self-confidence, Hamzaoglu said.____ANDERLECHT HURTINGAnderlecht has nothing to play for and is seeking to end a miserable run that has seen it losing twice and drawing once in its last three Belgian league matches.However, Anderlecht remains unbeaten in its away matches in the group, drawing both in Istanbul and coming from three goals down to draw 3-3 against Arsenal in London.The Belgian team will be without midfielder Steven Defour because of a calf injury. Jason Marshall Jersey .m. ET, CBSOPENING LINE — Packers by 3RECORD VS. SPREAD — New England 7-4, Green Bay 5-5-1SERIES RECORD — Tied 5-5. Andy McDonald Jersey . Canadas Kaillie Humphries and Heather Moyse will reunite at this weekends season-opening World Cup at Canada Olympic Park as they begin their buildup to the Winter Games in Sochi. https://www.cheapducks.com/397c-lubomir-visnovsky-jersey-ducks.html . Pistorius denied the allegation that he said to the close friend of the girlfriend he killed: "How can you sleep at night?" The accusation by Kim Myers provided a bizarre twist during the trial of the world-famous double-amputee Olympian, who is facing 25 years to life in prison if convicted of premeditated murder for shooting dead Steenkamp, a 29-year-old model, at his home last year.My thumb is up to the Tampa Bay Lightning, destined to be known as the team that perseveres despite injuries to key players. Tampa loses third-line guys, too - ones whose absence isnt really noticed until you realize there are names in the line-up youve never heard before, and there must be a reason for that. But when the stars are sidelined, it is obvious. The Lightning played more than half of last season without Steven Stamkos and were without goalie Ben Bishop for the playoff series against Montreal. This season began with optimism derived from the healthy presence of those most important cogs, but now, the other two, if you were naming four, are on the sidelines. Victor Hedman and Ryan Callahan are both gone for weeks, not days. Alex Killorn wasnt in last nights lineup and JT Brown and Brett Connolly didnt finish that game in Winnipeg. The Lightning won 4-2, and they sit second in the Eastern Conference standings, despite the injuries. -------- My thumb is down to the plight of the Carolina Hurricanes, who, until they win a game, are best identified as the team that found a way to lose to the Buffalo Sabres. Todd Ewen Jersey. Carolinas miserable start has certainly been affected by injuries - there hasnt been a game that has seen Eric and Jordan Staal and Jeff Skinner on the same line-up sheet, and there wont be until the younger Staal returns from knee surgery, in 2015, and by then, Eric Staal might be somewhere else. But, if the Lightning can be where they are, the Hurricanes, if honest, would tell themselves they should be higher. It must be particularly hard on rookie head coach Bill Peters, who has a coveted job in the NHL but has yet to celebrate his first win. When it comes, let’s say itll be a relief. It may not cause a celebration. (Please note: It is possible to mention the Sabres and the Hurricanes in the same paragraph without referring to Connor McDavid). ' ' '
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