Lukasz Piszczek (c.) has made 20 league appearances this season, 19 of them from the start
Lukasz Piszczek (c.) has made 20 league appearances this season, 19 of them from the start
Bundesliga

BVB's Piszczek out for six weeks

Dortmund - Borussia Dortmund have suffered a major blow with the news that defender Lukasz Piszczek will be out of action for six weeks after injuring ankle ligaments in Tuesday's 2-1 UEFA Champions League defeat to Juventus.

Out of second leg

The 29-year-old Poland international was withdrawn from the action in Turin after a collision with opposing midfielder Paul Pogba and complained after the last-16 first leg that "every step hurts".

It has now been confirmed that the former Hertha Berlin right-back will miss the return leg against the Italians in three weeks' time, as well as a large chunk of league action, including this weekend's

Revierderby

against local rivals FC Schalke 04 and the visit of champions FC Bayern München on Matchday 27. Marco Reus'

away goal

means Borussia are in with a fighting chance of reaching the quarter-finals of the Champions League for the third season in a row.