With three points from two games, the German outfit are currently occupying second spot in Group G, while Sevilla are languishing at the bottom of the four-team table, having pocketed just one point thus far.
Sevilla will host Borussia Dortmund in a UEFA Champions League fixture at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan stadium on Wednesday night. With three points from two games, the German outfit are currently occupying second spot in Group G, while Sevilla are languishing at the bottom of the four-team table, having pocketed just one point thus far. The hosts are heading into the match on the back of a 2-0 defeat to Atletico Madrid in a La Liga fixture on Saturday. The visitors, meanwhile, suffered a 3-2 loss to FC Koln in a Bundesliga match on the same day.
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— Borussia Dortmund (@BVB) October 5, 2022
Sevilla began their European campaign with a 4-0 defeat to Manchester City on September 7, before playing out a goalless draw against Copenhagen, a week later.. Against Copenhagen, Julen Lupetegui’s side dominated possession with 63% of the ball, but lacked quality up front. It has been a disastrous season thus far for the Red-Whites, both in the domestic circuit and continental competition. Last time out, Atletico Madrid netted twice through Marcus Llorente and Alvaro Morata to hand a fourth defeat in seven league games for Sevillistas Rojiblancos. Sevilla are currently languishing at the seventeenth spot in the Spanish top flight standings, having recorded just one win and two defeats thus far.
Dortmund, on the other hand, have won five of their opening eight Bundesliga games to collect 15 points and occupy fourth position in the German top division standings. In their last outing against Koln, BVB lost the match despite scoring twice courtesy of Julian Brandt’s opener and Brenno Schmitz’ late own goal. Ity was Dortmund’s third league defeat of the campaign. Meanwhile, in the European stage, Edin Terzic’s side started off with a dominant 3-0 victory over Copenhagen, before suffering a narrow 2-1 defeat against Manchester City last month.
Sevilla players, Tecatito, Karim Rekik, Jesus corona and Oliver Torres are sidelined with injuries. En-Nesyri is likely to lead the line with Papu Gomez and former Real Madrid-man Isco in support. As for Dortmund, the likes of Marius Wolf, Mats Hummels, Giovanni Reyna, Marco Reus, Gregor Kobel, Jamie Bynoe-Gittens, Mateu Morey, Mahmoud Dahoud, Nico Schulz and Sebastian Haller are unavailable for Wednesday’s encounter because of various reasons.
Sevilla probable starting lineup: Bono, Carmona, Nianzou, Marcao, Telles, Jordan, Delaney, Rakitic, Gomez, En-Nesyri, Isco
Borussia Dortmund probable starting lineup: Meyer, Meunier, Sule, Schlotterbeck, Guerreiro, Can, Bellingham, Moukoko, Brandt, Hazard, Modeste
The UEFA Champions League match between Sevilla and Borussia Dortmund will take place at Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan on Thursday at 12:30 am IST.
|Sevilla vs Borussia Dortmund||Key details|
|Date||October 5 (Spain)|
|Venue||Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan|
|Kickoff time in Spain||9:00 pm|
|Kickoff time in Germany||9:00 pm|
For the football fans in India, live coverage of the UEFA Champions League matches will be available on Sony Sports network. Besides, fans can live stream via Jio TV. Meanwhile, those in Spain can catch the live action on Movistar + and Movistar Liga de Campeones 2; and DAZn network in Germany.