Dortmund native Marco Reus returned to his hometown club in 2012 after spending his first three seasons in the Bundesliga with Borussia Möchengladbach. He made his Bundesliga debut at the age of 20 in 2009.
Although he is regarded as one of the most talented players in the Bundesliga, but a series of injuries has kept him ouot of major national team tournaments, apart from the 2012 Euro, where he saw limited action. He was named to Joachim Löw's preliminary squads for both the 2014 World Cup and Euro 2016 in France, but was left out of both final squads due to injury.
A point against Bruges on Wednesday night will be enough to see the Bundesliga table toppers into the next round of the Champions League. A win would put them on course for top spot. Elsewhere, Schalke travel to Porto.
Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund have extended their lead over Bayern Munich to nine points after holding on for a hard-fought victory in Mainz. Substitute Paco Alcacer was again instrumental for Lucien Favre's team.
Germany are set to face Russia in a friendly, but will be without Dortmund forward Marco Reus. Joachim Löw is expected to field some younger players but has warned that the evolution of the team will be a slow process.