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Borussia Dortmund vs Tottenham Match Preview


Ahmed Ahmed

Tue, 05 Mar 2019 10:15 GMT

Borussia Dortmund will have close to a full-strength side as they face Tottenham in the second-leg of the Champions League last 16 tie on Tuesday, March 5. Right- back Lukasz Piszczek is the only player that is confirmed to be missing for the Bundesliga leaders, with Chelsea bound Christian Pulisic also considered to be a doubt.

Dortmund manager Lucien Favre will be looking for his side to overturn a three-goal deficit after losing the first-leg 3-0 at Wembley on February 13th. 

Spurs will have Kieran Trippier missing, with the England full-back left out of the travelling squad. Long-term absentee Dele Alli is also out, with both midfielders Eric Dier and Harry Winks doubtful to play. 

Both sides have been in bad form recently with Dortmund dropping a seven-point lead at the top of the league in the last month. BVB are now level on points with defending Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich on 54 points each with Favre's side only ahead on goal difference. 

Tottenham on the other hand have seen themselves fall out of the title race after back-to-back losses to Burnley and Chelsea in recent weeks. After escaping with a lucky draw against north London rivals Arsenal at the weekend, manager Mauricio Pochettino's men will be eager to get back to their winning ways.