Istanbul - Borussia Dortmund will look to keep the chasing pack at bay with a positive result away to Galatasaray AS in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday night (kick-off 18:45 GMT/ 20:45 CET).

bundesliga.com previews the 2012/13 finalists' trip to the Turkish capital...

For all their struggles domestically, Group D leaders Borussia Dortmund can do no wrong in the Champions League. Die Schwarz-Gelben eased to victory in their first two games, and already have a five-point lead over the 2013/14 Turkish Süper Lig runners-up, who drew 1-1 with RSC Anderlecht and lost 4-1 at Arsenal FC.

The hosts have no fresh injury concerns, although midfielders Blerim Dzemaili and Felipe Melo (pictured) are both one booking away from suspension after picking up yellow cards on matchdays one and two.

Fit-again midfielder Ilkay Gündogan (pictured) could grace the Champions League with his presence for the first time since the 2012/13 final defeat to FC Bayern München. Erik Durm sustained a thigh injury in the warm-up at the weekend and misses out, while Adrian Ramos may be preferred to Ciro Immobile in the lone striker's role.

One of the most experienced heads in the camp, seasoned Dutch international midfielder Wesley Sneijder will be hoping to make the most of Dortmund's current foibles at the Türk Telekom Arena. The 30-year-old warmed up for this one by scoring two exceptional late goals in the derby win over Fenerbahce at the weekend.

is expected to make his first Champions League appearance of the season after returning to the fold following injury on Saturday. The 25-year-old scored five times in last season's competition as BVB were beaten 3-2 on aggregate in the quarter-finals by eventual winners Real Madrid CF.

Hamit Altintop, Galatasaray midfielder: "Our last two Champions League results upset us. We must collect points in the next two games."

Jürgen Klopp, Dortmund head coach: "We'll have to defend very well. That's what I expect us to do and I think we'll gain confidence from that."

Dortmund are without a win in their last five Bundesliga outings after falling to their fifth defeat of the campaign at Köln on Bundesliga Matchday 8. Galatasaray, meanwhile, recorded a priceless 2-1 victory over local rivals Fenerbahce, extending their winning run to three league matches in the process.

The teams met in the 1997/98 Champions League group stage, with holders Dortmund winning 1-0 in Istanbul and 4-1 at home. Galatasaray later enjoyed a 2-0 aggregate win over BVB in the fourth round of the 1999/2000 UEFA Cup.