Borussia Dortmund will look to punch their ticket to the quarter finals of the 2015/16 UEFA Europa League when they travel to north London to face Premier League outfit Tottenham Hotspur FC on Thursday (kick-off 21:05CET/20:05GMT).

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BVB take a commanding 3-0 lead to the English capital for this round-of-16 second-leg tie, and know anything other than a heavy defeat will see them into the last eight for the first time since reaching the final of the competition under its former guise, the UEFA Cup, in 2002.

Thomas Tuchel's side are expected to be without Sven Bender and Ilkay Gündogan at White Hart Lane, but otherwise there is a clean bill of health in the BVB camp.

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Match stats

  • Goals from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Marco Reus (two) gave Dortmund their highest-ever win over English opposition in UEFA competition last time out.
  • Dortmund's record against English opposition in England reads: W3, D1, L5.
  • BVB have won four, drawn one and lost one in Europe this season.
  • Along with the Spanish Liga's Athletic Club, Thomas Tuchel's side are one of two clubs to have made it all the way from the third qualifying round to the last 16.
  • Dortmund midfielder Shinji Kagawa, who turns 27 on Thursday, faced Tottenham twice as a Manchester United FC player (D2, L2).
  • Tottenham forward Heung-Min Son scored five times in as many matches against Dortmund whilst playing for Hamburger SV and Bayer 04 Leverkusen.
  • BVB left-back Marcel Schmelzer is set to make his 50th appearance in UEFA competition.
  • Tottenham are unbeaten in seven home matches against German opposition (W6, D1).

Possible line-ups

Tottenham: Lloris - Trippier, Alderweireld, Wimmer, Davies - Mason, Carroll - Onomah, Eriksen, Son - Chadli

Dortmund: Weidenfeller - Piszczek, Subotic, Hummels, Schmelzer - Kagawa, Weigl, Sahin - Mkhitaryan, Reus - Aubameyang