Borussia Dortmund host Paris Saint-Germain in the first leg of their last 16 Champions League tie on Tuesday.
The Ligue 1 holders pipped Real Madrid to the top spot of Group A, while Borussia Dortmund inched past Inter to qualify as runners up in what was arguably the toughest set of clubs drawn together in Group F.
Marco Reus is injured for the hosts whilst Julian Brandt is unlikely to feature. Haaland will be looking to make it 10 goals in just his seventh game for Dortmund.Neymar has been included in Thomas Tuchel’s squad after over two weeks out, although it remains to be seen how much playing time he will be afforded. Abdou Diallo and Colin Dagba are out.
These two clubs haven’t faced each other in nearly ten years. In 2010, they played twice and drew both times in their campaigns to escape Group J of the Europa League, a feat that only PSG could achieve.
Robert Lewandowski, currently the top scorer in the Bundesliga, came off the bench for Dortmund at Parc des Princes in their last meeting but failed to make an impact as the game ended goalless.
Dortmund are in the midst of a tight scrap at the top of the Bundesliga, battling alongside RB Leipzig to prevent Bayern Munich from winning their eighth consecutive league title. Inconsistency has hampered Lucien Favre’s side this season but they did their part on Friday night, smashing Eintracht Frankfurt 4-0.PSG have been a dominant force in Ligue 1 so far this season, but their recent wobble against relegation-battling Amiens may worry Tuchel.
Dortmund possible starting lineup: Burki; Piszczek, Akanji, Hummels; Hakimi, Can, Witsel, Guerreiro; Sancho, Haaland, Hazard.
PSG possible starting lineup: Navas; Meunier, Marquinhos, Silva, Bernat; Di Maria, Gueye, Verratti, Neymar; Icardi, Mbappe.
Prediction: Borussia Dortmund 2-2 Paris Saint Germain