Sitting fourth in LaLiga, Sevilla have won five on the spin in league play and nine straight matches across all competitions. They are the in-form side in Spain, behind Barcelona’s recent run in successive top-flight wins, perhaps – but having beaten the Catalan side in the Copa del Rey only a week ago.
Dortmund have managed just one win in the last six in the Bundesliga, seeing them slip down to sixth place in the table as a result, while it was announced this week that Borussia Moenchengladbach manager Marco Rose will leave his post to take over at BVB in the summer.
Earlier in the Champions League, Sevilla came through the group phase after finishing second behind Chelsea, but a comfortable eight points clear of third-placed Krasnodar, with Rennes bottom of the group. Dortmund were group-winners, clear of Lazio, Club Brugges and Zenit – but those games were played out with Lucien Favre in charge, who has since departed. Edin Terzic is in charge on an interim basis.
Here’s everything you need to know.
The game kicks off at 8pm on Wednesday, 17 February at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan.
The match will be shown live on BT Sport 3. Subscribers can stream the match via the BT Sport app and desktop website.
Lucas Ocampos is unlikely to feature after a bad tackle recently. Jesus Navas and Marcos Acuna are both needing late fitness tests and Oscar Rodriguez is a doubt.
Dortmund will be without several starters, in particular goalkeeper Roman Burki and midfielder Axel Witsel. Defenders Dan-Axel Zagadou, Lukasz Piszczek and Thomas Meunier are all out, meaning Emre Can will probably play right-back again. Thomas Delaney has not travelled with the team.
SEV – Bounou; Vidal, Kounde, Carlos, Rekik; Fernando, Rakitic, Jordan; Suso, En-Nesyri, Gomez
BVB – Hitz; Can, Akanji, Hummels, Guerreiro; Bellingham, Dahoud; Sancho, Reus, Reyna; Haaland
The Spanish side are easily the more in-form and have fewer injury absentees, so the emphasis will be on them taking advantage of both factors to establish a first-leg lead. Sevilla 2-1 Dortmund.