On Wednesday, Borussia Dortmund travel to Andalusia as they face Sevilla in their third Champions League game.
In their previous Champions League game, Dortmund gave Manchester City a fight at the Etihad before losing 2-1. Jude Bellingham opened the scoring for Dortmund where they managed to hold the lead before the 80th minute when John Stones equalised. Four minutes later, ex-Dortmund player Erling Haaland gave City the lead. This cemented City taking first place in the group, while Dortmund remained second.
In the Bundesliga, BVB are coming off a poor 3-2 loss to FC Köln. Having taken the lead through Julian Brandt, they proceeded to collapse as Florian Kainz and ex-Dortmund player, Stefan Tigges scored in quick succession to take the lead. Dejan Ljubicic extended Köln’s lead before Benno Schmitz scored an own goal to cut the lead to one.
Sevilla on the other hand are in poor form in both the league and Champions League. In their previous European outing, they drew 0-0 away to Copenhagen, and still find themselves bottom of the group. In La Liga they are sitting just above the relegation and at the weekend lost 2-0 to Atletico Madrid with goals from Marcos Llorente and Alvaro Morata.
Dortmund will be wanting to solidify second position in the group with a result in Spain, before they once again face Sevilla in Dortmund in one weeks time, they will also be wanting to start a run of consistency as recently they have struggled to string together a consistent run of results.
The last time the teams faced each other was in the Round of 16 of the 2020-21 Champions League. The first game also in Seville saw Dortmund win 3-2 with Haaland scoring twice and providing an assist for Mahmoud Dahoud. While the second leg saw a 2-2 draw at the Signal Iduna Park where Haaland and Youssef En-Nesyri both scored twice for their teams.
Sevilla: Bono – Jesus Navas, Nianzou, Gudelj, Alex Telles – Jordan, Fernando – Lamela,Isco,Gomez – En-Nesyri
Borussia Dortmund: Meyer – Meunier, Süle, Schlotterbeck, Guerreiro – Özcan – Brandt, Bellingham – Adeyemi, Moukoko, Malen
GGFN | Jack Meenan