Sevilla will have to pay the price for finishing second in the Group stage behind Chelsea and now it is the time to face Borussia Dortmund who top their Group in the knockout stage.
Sevilla was not regarded as the favourite at the time of the draw last year but as it stands at the moment the Europa League Champions are not a pushover for the Bundesliga team.
Julen Lopetegui’s men have been a different time this year, they have won eight straight games in the domestic scene including the 2-0 win over Barcelona in the Copa del Rey and in those games they have kept seven clean sheets while Borussia Dortmund is struggling to find their feet at this point of the season, Edin Terzic’s men have gone eight games without keeping a clean sheet.
HEAD TO HEAD:
Sevilla and Dortmund have met twice in a competitive game, the met in the Europa League in 2010, with the RojiBlancos edging out the Bundesliga outfit, a 2-2 draw at Sanchez Pizjuan and Sevilla went to the BVB Stadium (Westfalenstadion, Signal Iduna Park) to win 1-0 making the La Liga outfit having a better head to head statistics.
The match is expected to see two of the best modest European team in a battle for the next round, it would be an interesting match to watch.
The clash is expected to witness 2.5 goals with Sevilla doing the damage, though keeping a clean sheet against the likes of Erling Braut Haaland and Jadon Sancho will be a herculean task for Julen Kounde and Diego Carlos.