Borussia Dortmund will look to end their Portuguese hoodoo when they travel to the Estadio do Dragao for the second leg of their Europa League Round of 32 clash on Thursday evening (kick-off: 21:05CET/20:05GMT).
Thomas Tuchel's side have never won on Portuguese soil, losing each of their last three visits. However, after winning 2-0 in last Thursday's first leg, the coach is in confident mood. "We've changed a few of our basics," explained the former 1. FSV Mainz 05 boss. "As a result, we're not letting teams have many chances. However, I expect to see an improved Porto."
Dortmund welcome back Ilkay Gündogan after the midfielder missed the reverse fixture with a virus. He is expected to slot into the midfield alongside Nuri Sahin - who made his first start of the season in the first leg - though Sven Bender, despite having this week signed a contract extension until 2021, could make way.
- Perhaps surprisingly for two European heavyweights, the first leg of this tie was the first time Dortmund and Porto had ever met in a competitive game. BVB prevailed 2-0 thanks to Lukasz Piszczek - with his first European goal - and Marco Reus.
- Dortmund could have won by more. Henrikh Mkhitaryan's bullet header that bounced back off the post meant that the Armenian has now hit the woodwork four times in the competition - twice more than any other player.
- Die Schwarz-Gelben would become only the fifth club to have won all three major UEFA trophies (Champions League, Europa League and the now-retired Cup Winners' Cup) should they go all the way. Fellow Bundesliga side FC Bayern München have managed that feat, as well as Juventus FC, AFC Ajax and Chelsea FC.
- European champions in 1997, BVB have come close to adding this trophy to their cabinet, losing in finals to Juventus in 1993 and Feyenoord Rotterdam in 2002.
- Only three other clubs have made it from the third qualifying round all the way to the Round of 32: Athletic Bilbao, AS Saint-Etienne and FC Krasnodar are the others.
- Sahin and Porto goalkeeper Iker Casillas were team-mates at Real Madrid in the 2011/12 season, winning La Liga together at the end of that campaign.
Porto: Casillas - Martins Indi, Layun, Verdasca, Angel - Brahimi, Andre, Herrera (c), Corona, Pereira - Aboubakar
Dortmund: Bürki - Piszczek, Subotics, Hummels (c), Schmelzer - Weigl - Gündogan, Sahin - Mkhitaryan, Reus - Aubameyang