PSV v Borussia Dortmund: Champions League final 16, very first leg – reside | Champions League

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Tonight’s other match is it’s possible the ideal of the very last 16: Internazionale v Atletico Madrid. Scott Murray is your person for that, and so substantially else.

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Luuk de Jong, 33, is owning a helluva time in his 2nd spell at PSV. He has presently scored 27 moments in all competitions and is on course to have his finest goalscoring season. He has scored 32 on three instances, twice for PSV and at the time at Twente.

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The remarkable Johan Bakayoko returns from injury for PSV, who also convey Ismael Saibari into the facet. Andre Ramalho and Ricardo Pepi fall out, with Jerdy Schouten going into defence.

Mats Hummels and Donyell Malen, suit enough to deal with his former club, return for Dortmund in spot of Niklas Sule and Julian Brandt. Ian Maatsen and Jadon Sancho, on personal loan from Leading League FC, each commence.

PSV Eindhoven (4-3-3) Benitez Teze, Schouten, Boscagli, Dest Veerman, Tillman, Saibari Bakayoko, De Jong, Lozano.
Substitutes: Drommel, Waterman, Sambo, Obispo, Ramalho, Pepi, Mauro Junior, Babadi, Van Aanholt.

Borussia Dortmund (4-2-3-1) Kobel Ryerson, Hummels, Schlotterbeck, Maatsen Sabitzer, Emre Can Malen, Reus, Sancho Fullkrug.
Substitutes: Meyer, Lotka, Bensebaini, Ozcan, Duranville, Wolf, Moukoko, Brandt, Watjen, Bynoe-Gittens, Bamba.

Referee Srdjan Jovanovic (Serbia).


Good day and welcome to stay protection of PSV v Borussia Dortmund in the last 16 of the Champions League. As a neutral it is really hard to know what to really feel about this match: exhilaration that a relative outsider will reach the quarter-finals, or weariness that two significant golf equipment – both former winners – have no realistic probability of heading all the way this year. Dunno. It’s possible going a prolonged way is the new all the way.

This tie must notify us how very good PSV are. They are miles crystal clear domestically, acquiring gained 20 and drawn the other two league game titles, but they only just acquired out of their Champions League group and ended up thrashed 4- at the Emirates.

Borussia Dortmund have the reverse issue. They have been spectacular winners of a group of demise – PSG, AC Milan, Newcastle – yet sit a miserable 17 points the Bundesliga leaders Bayer Leverkusen, a not entirely astonishing hangover from very last season’s shattering finale. If they are not mindful, they will not qualify for subsequent season’s Champions League at all.

That can wait for tomorrow. Tonight is all about the 2023-24 tournament, and the probability to put one foot in the very last 8.

Kick off 8pm.

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