Champions League team news: How Dortmund could line up against Sevilla

Jadon Sancho is set to miss the Champions League clash due to injury with the tie still hanging in the balance.

 
10:49am on Monday 8th March 2021
By
Nicholas Hughes

Jadon Sancho is unlikely to see himself fit enough to feature in Borussia Dortmund’s Champions League Round of 16 second leg tie against Sevilla.

The Englishman missed Dortmund’s defeat to Bayern in the Bundesliga over the weekend and could be forced out of this fixture.

Dortmund are carrying a 3-2 away win into the second leg, with the tie remaining in the balance despite their away goals advantage.

Marcel Schmelzer and Manuel Akanji are ruled out in defence while Raphael Guerreiro also has an injury cloud hovering above his head.

Marwin Hitz should continue in goal having taken the No.1 spot from Roman Burki in January, playing every game since.

Akanji’s absence is likely to force Emre Can back into the centre of defence alongside Mats Hummels with Meunier on the right and Guerreiro to the left as he is set to be given every opportunity to prove his fitness.

Mahmoud Dahoud scored a beauty in the first leg and should continue in midfield, with Thomas Delaney likely to be paired alongside him.

Giovanni Reyna is also unlikely to feature, leaving the attacking midfield stocks looking rather bare heading into the match.

Marco Reus should be a nailed on starter, with Jude Bellingham and Julian Brandt in with a chance of playing alongside the Dortmund captain.

Erling Haaland did all he could in the Bayern game, putting his side 2-0 up inside the first 10 minutes only for Dortmund to eventually fall 4-2.

The Norwegian star had a hand in all three goals in the first leg with a brace and an assist, and currently leads the Champions League golden boot race with eight goals in the competition.

He will remain fixed in place up front and will eye a similarly early impact as the one against Bayern as Dortmund look to make good on their away goal advantage as quickly as possible.

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