Mönchengladbach - Borussia Mönchengladbach travel to Spain to face Sevilla FC on Tuesday hoping a positive result on their UEFA Champions League group stage debut will help ignite their season.
Mönchengladbach would have hoped to head into their first Champions League game in more optimistic mood than that created by a club-record four successive Bundesliga defeats with which to start the campaign.
Given their unenviable position at the foot of the German top flight, a trip to Spain is not the most welcoming of prospects, but coach Lucien Favre will hope his side can reproduce last season's display when they pushed Sevilla hard in the UEFA Europa League.
- This is Mönchengladbach's first Champions League group stage participation. They missed out after slipping up in the play-offs in 2012/13.
- The two clubs met in the Round of 32 of last season's UEFA Europa League. Sevilla, the eventual champions, prevailed after a 1-0 first-leg win and a thrilling second leg in which Mönchengladbach twice came from behind to level, only to eventually succumb 3-2 (4-2 on aggregate).
- Sent off in that second leg, Foals midfielder Granit Xhaka is suspended for this game.
- Mönchengladbach have lost just two of their last ten away games in European competition.
- This will be the Bundesliga club's seventh visit to Spain, but they have not won there since their first trip when they registered a 4-2 win at Real Zaragoza in the 1974/75 UEFA Cup.
Sevilla FC: Sergio Rico - Coke, Andreolli, Kolodziejczak, Tremoulinas - Krohn-Dehli, Krychowiak - Reyes, Banega, Vitolo - Llorente
Borussia Mönchengladbach: Sommer - Korb, Brouwers, Jantschke, Wendt - Nordtveit, Stindl - Traoré, Hazard - Raffael, Hahn