After an impressive first-leg showing in Spain, Borussia Dortmund will look to finish off Sevilla in the second-leg of their UEFA Champions League tie when both teams meet this Tuesday.
Stadium: Signal Iduna Park
They are unbeaten in six of their last home games in all competitions.
Sevilla have lost all two of their last away games in all competition.
They have also lost their last three matches in all competitions—their worst streak for over two years.
Borussia Dortmund will look to build on an impressive attacking showing in Spain when they welcome Sevilla to the Signal Iduna Park.
The German side made light work of their counterpart in their latest meeting and could have won the game with even a bigger margin. But they head into this tie in a commanding position and with three away goals in the bag. With such an advantage, only a catastrophe will see them miss out on a place in the next round.
Edin Terzić’s side lost for the first time in five games in their last outing against the giant-slaying team in Bayern. The nature of that loss was certainly unprofessional as they capitulated at the back, but they will be encouraged by the attacking show that saw them score twice in the opening ten minutes against the Champions League holders.
Against Sevilla, the hosts will hope that they can put up a great defensive showing and deny the current Europa League holders any chance of a miraculous comeback.
Possible Dortmund line-ups
Marwin Hitz; Mateu Morey, Mats Hummels, Manuel Akanji, Thomas Meunier; Thomas Delaney, Mahmoud Dahoud; Thorgan Hazard, Marco Reus, Jude Bellingham; Erling Haaland.
Unavailable: Akanji (thigh), Sancho (hamstring), Schmelzer (knee), Witsel (achilles)
Doubtful: Guerreiro (groin), Reyna (groin)
It would make all of us incredibly proud to make it through to the quarter-finals. We have to be prepared for everything and we will be.
We expect a very good match from Sevilla, even if their last few results haven’t been great. We’re preparing for them to show a very different intensity in Dortmund.Edin Terzić, Borussia Dortmund Manager
Despite qualifying for this round unbeaten throughout the group stage, Sevilla have proved in recent meetings to be a team lacking ideas and belief in themselves.
Last year’s Europa League winners were one of the most in-form teams in Europe early this year, but since they met with BVB, they have been inconsistent and have struggled badly.
They head into this tie with one win from their last five competitive games. In that, they scored five goals but conceded ten times. However, before their recent wobble, they were on a run of nine consecutive wins before they met with Dortmund.
They will hope to arrest that slump when they travel to Germany, to face Dortmund. However, with Haaland and Dortmund in form, the visitors must tighten up at the back if they will hope to get anything from this tie.
Possible Sevilla line-ups
Tomas Vaclik; Karim Rekik, Jules Kounde, Diego Carlos, Jesus Navas; Ivan Rakitic, Fernando, Joan Jordan; Alejandro Gomez, Suso, Youssef En-Nesyri.
Unavailable: Aleix Vidal (muscular)
Doubtful: Bounou (finger)
Misses next match if booked: Acuna, Oscar Rodriguez
We’re playing against Dortmund, who have a great team and have very good players. Among them, [Erling] Haaland, who is a world-class player.
With the frequency of matches, everything goes quickly. What matters is how you face each challenge. This is a big but exciting challenge.Julen Lopetegui, Sevilla Manager
Borussia Dortmund : Draw : Sevilla :: 2.20 : 3.60 : 3.10
Dortmund 3—1 Sevilla