Thessaloniki - Borussia Dortmund travel to Greece this week for their Europa League clash with PAOK FC. Thomas Tuchel's side are favourites, and will be looking to extend their winning run in the Europa League to six games (kick-off 21:05 CEST / 19:05 GMT).

Victory in Thessaloniki would see Dortmund retain top spot in the group, moving onto six points. Nonetheless, PAOK are a tough nut to crack, particularly on their own soil.

Top facts

  • This is the first time the two teams have ever met each other in a competitive match. Dortmund's only other encounter with Greek opposition came against Olympiakos in the 2011/12 Champions League season. They won 1-0 at home but lost 3-1 in Greece.
  • The last time PAOK beat a German team was in 1981, when they beat Eintracht Frankfurt 2-0 in the European Cup Winners' Cup.
  • PAOK are yet to concede at home in this season's Europa League. They have won all three of their home games so far, scoring 12 goals in the process.
  • Five big names will be missing for Dortmund in Greece. Mats Hummels, Shinji Kagawa, Sokratis, Ilkay Gündogan and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang have been allowed to stay at home and rest. All five of them have played in 15 games over the last two months.
  • Dortmund have been in immense goalscoring form in their Europa League campaign so far, netting 19 goals in five games.

Team news

Possible line-ups:

PAOK: Olsen - Tzavellas, Costa, Vitor - Tziolis, Kace - Rodrigues, Pelkas, Konstantinidis - Athanasiadis, Mak

Dortmund: Weidenfeller - Ginter, Subotic, Park, Piszczek - Leitner, Bender - Castro, Januzaj, Reus - Ramos