Dortmund v Tottenham: Confirmed Starting Line-ups – Gundogan dropped, Sahin benched

Borussia Dortmund host Tottenham at the Westfalenstadion in the Europa League Last 16 first-leg tie at the Westfalenstadion.

Both Tottenham and Dortmund go into the game as second placed sides in their respective leagues with both still having a shot at winning their domestic league title.

Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino has rotated his side and is without the suspended Dele Alli as well as Kyle Walker and Danny Rose.

Dortmund boss Thomas Tuchel has fielded a strong side and Turkish intentional Nuri Sahin starts on the bench. Germany international of Turkish origin Ilkay Gundogan has surprisingly been dropped.

Tuchel will be hoping recent speculation linking Gundogan with a move to Manchester City has not disrupted the team.

“I don’t really know [if he will stay], I know what we can offer him and if that’s enough for him to stay then so be it,” Tuchel said in his pre-match press conference.

“We are all looking forward to next season, we are planning and we speak to advisors, it’s part of the job we do. 

“He knows why he’s here, what he’s doing and how he can develop even further and progress with Dortmund.”

Dortmund v Tottenham

Stadium: Westfalenstadion
Kick-Off: 18:00 GMT

Borussia Dortmund confirmed XI: Weidenfeller, Durm, Piszczek, Bender, Hummels, Schmelzer, Weigl, Castro, Mkhitaryan, Reus, Aubameyang
Subs: Bürki, Sahin, Ginter, Leitner, Ramos, Subotic, Kagawa
Manager: Thomas Tuchel

Tottenham confirmed XI: Lloris, Trippier, Alderweireld, Wimmer, Davies; Carroll, Mason; Onomah, Son, Eriksen; Chadli
Subs: Vorm, Carter-Vickers, Walker, Bentaleb, Dembele, Lamela, Kane
Manager: Mauricio Pochettino