Our prediction for this Champions League match:
Sevilla will be aiming to extend their winning run to nine games when they host Borussia Dortmund at their Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan in the Champions League last 16, first leg. Los Sevillanos look unstoppable at the moments, and it is no wonder bookie see them as slim favourites to win the first leg. All En Nesyri, Kounde, and Fernando should be recalled to the starting XI after the trio was rested in the 1-0 win over Huesca.
Since both Ocampos and Navas miss the game with injuries, home win should not be considered. Borussia Dortmund, on the other hand, did well to win Group F, with the German side leaving the likes of Lazio, Club Brugge, and Zenit behind them. Edin Terzic’s troops, though have been anything but impressive in the Bundesliga this season, which is the main reason why share of spoils is on the cards. Witsel, Zagadou, Burki, Piszczek, and Schmelzer remain sidelined with injuries, while Meunier is a major doubt.
Highlighted Player (Diego Carlos):
Diego Carlos Santos Silva is a Brazilian footballer who plays for Nantes as a defender. His main position is centre-back and his preferred foot is right. Diego Carlos began his youth career at America-SP and in 2010 he moved to Desportivo Brasil. After spending the 2012/2013 season on loan at Sao Paulo, the 185-cm-tall defender returned to Desportivo Brasil.
However, he made his first-team debut with Madureira during his spell with the club (2014). In 2014 Diego Carlos signed a contract with Portuguese club Estoril Praia and he scored two goals in 39 appearances for the Primeira Liga club. It has to be noted, though, that he played for Porto B (on loan) in the 2014/2015 season.
Diego Carlos moved to French club Nantes in the summer of 2016 and you should bear in mind that he quickly established himself as a first-team regular with les Canaris. The Brazilian footballer scored two goals in 34 appearances for Nantes in the 2016/2017 Ligue 1 campaign. His contract with the Ligue 1 side expires on June 20, 2021.
Highlighted Team (Borussia Dortmund):
1909 by eighteen footballers from Dortmund. Die Schwarzgelben (The Black and Yellows) play their home games at Signal Iduna Park, but the stadium’s original name is Westfalenstadion. The capacity of Borussia’s home ground is 81,539 and it has to be noted that the stadium was opened in 1974. BVB have the highest average attendance in the world of football.
Borussia Dortmund have won eight Bundesliga trophies, while clinching the German Cup title three times.
However, the club’s biggest success came in 1997 when they outplayed Juventus in the Champions League final. Karl-Heinz Riedle scored a brace for BVB in the 3-1 win over Juve, with Lars Ricken finding the net in the title game as well. Borussia’s biggest rivals are Schalke 04 and the two teams square off against each other in the Revierderby.