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UEFA Champions League preview: Sevilla vs. Borussia Dortmund


Combining the UEFA Cup and its successor, the Europa League, into one, they've won it six times, a feat no other side has accomplished.


Excepting 35-year-old Jesus Navas and left-back/winger combination Marcos Acuna and Lucas Ocampos, the squad is also at full strength.


Striker Youssef El-Nasyri is in fine form, as is the new arrival Papu Gomez who scored four goals in 10 while playing for Atalanta in Serie A this past half-season.


It isn't simply that goalkeeper Roman Buerki and veteran defenders Marcel Schmelzer and Axel Witsel are unavailable due to injury, the whole team is out of sorts.


Worryingly, win, lose or draw, only once since November 2020 have they kept a clean sheet, and this suggests this game against Sevilla will be a war of attrition.


They are all but guaranteed to concede, so they will need wunderkind Erling Haaland to continue his insane tally of scoring 23 times in 23 games to keep them in the tie.






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