Sevilla take on Borussia Dortmund tonight (Wednesday) in what promises to be a scintillating contest in the UEFA Champions League.
Indeed, the local boy has nothing to lose now and after yet another draw with TSG Hoffenheim on the weekend, some success in their upcoming Champions League fixture on Wednesday could do well to lift the spirits in the Dortmund camp.
Last season’s Europa League champions Sevilla, however, are far from an easy opponent, having announced themselves as a sturdy bunch under the leadership of Julen Lopetegui.
Unlike the Black and Yellows, the Spanish giants have been doing well in the domestic league as well, and along with FC Barcelona, they are currently the most in-form team in the division.
As a matter of fact, Sevilla are yet to lose or draw a single game in any competition since their 2-1 defeat to Atletico Madrid in early January.
Dortmund, in contrast, have won just one of their last six Bundesliga matches, which has not only derailed their title challenge but has also made them mere outsiders in the race for the top four spots.
Sevilla Vs Borussia Dortmund Lineup
Sevilla XI (4-3-3): Bono, Navas, Koundé, Carlos, Escudero, Jordán, Fernando, Rakitić, Suso, En-Nesyri, Gómez
Borussia Dortmund XI (4-2-3-1): Hitz, Morey, Akanji, Hummels, Guerreiro, Dahoud, Can, Bellingham, Reus, Sancho, Haaland
Kick off is at 21:00 (GMT +1).