Here, Press Association takes a closer look at the German side…

Domestic wobbles

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Dortmund suffered only their second league loss of the season – a 2-1 defeat at Augsburg, on Friday. They looked on course to claim their first Bundesliga title since 2012 ahead of the first leg, when they were five points clear of Bayern Munich at the summit. But champions Bayern joined Dortmund on 54 points after a 5-1 victory over Borussia Monchengladbach on Saturday, and things look ominous.

Return of Reus

Dortmund have been boosted by the return of captain Marco Reus, who missed the first leg with a muscle injury. The German side certainly missed the threat of the German winger, who has scored 17 goals and created 13 others in all competitions this season.

Sizzling Sancho

Tottenham Hotspur v Borussia Dortmund – UEFA Champions League – Round of 16 – First Leg – Wembley Stadium
Jadon Sancho has shone for Dortmund this season (John Walton/PA)

All eyes were on Jadon Sancho in the first leg and the 18-year-old winger is now being linked with a huge move to Manchester United this summer. Sancho burst into the limelight amid an England call-up before Christmas, and remains in fine form. He’s scored nine goals and recorded 14 assists in 31 games this season to earmark him as one of the most exciting talents in Europe.

Last time out

Tottenham Hotspur v Borussia Dortmund – UEFA Champions League – Round of 16 – First Leg – Wembley Stadium
Son Heung-min and Fernando Llorente scored in the first leg (John Walton/PA)

Tottenham put one foot in the last eight after a thrilling second-half performance at Wembley. Spurs were second best in the first half, but put that right after the break as goals from Son Heung-min, Jan Vertonghen and Fernando Llorente swung the tie firmly in their favour.

Tottenham beware

Just three years ago, Dortmund racked up a 3-0 home win over Spurs. It was a much-changed Tottenham team but they were outclassed as Die Schwarz-Gelben took a commanding lead into the second leg of their Europa League last-16 tie. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s header put the hosts ahead at half-time and Reus scored twice after the break.

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