Paderborn vs Borussia Dortmund LIVE: Jadon Sancho STARTS for the first time since the Bundesliga’s restart as BVB fight back after Bayern Munich defeat
- Paderborn host Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga on Sunday evening
- Jadon Sancho looks set to start for Dortmund after suffering with fitness issues
- Dortmund lost to Bayern Munich last time out and are looking to bounce back
Borussia Dortmund visit Paderborn on Sunday evening with Jadon Sancho eager to impress as they look to bounce back from their midweek defeat by Bayern Munich.
Erling Haaland and Co look to be out of the title race after losing 1-0 at home to the Bavarians following a sensational chip from Joshua Kimmich.
Now, the focus is on securing a Champions League place and coming out on top of one of the most competitive chasing packs around. Tonight they face Bundesliga bottom side Paderborn, who are 12 points from safety.
Follow live updates here ahead of tonight’s 5pm kick-off.
Paderborn XI: Zingerle, Hunemeier, Strohdiek, Schonlau, Srbeny, Antwi-Adjei, Drager, Collins, Mamba, Holtmann, Vasiliadis
Subs: Jastrzembski, Zolinski, Evans, Jans, Sabiri, Michel, Proger, Ritter, Huth
Dortmund were already playing catch up before their defeat in Der Klassiker on Tuesday evening, which ended a run of six games without defeat.
But going into today’s late game they sit 10 points behind their great rivals after they delivered a 5-0 hammering of Fortuna Dusseldorf on Saturday.
But Lucien Favre will be buoyed by the return of Jadon Sancho, who has scored 17 goals this season.
But the Swiss will have to do without Erling Haaland, who suffered an injury in the 1-0 defeat to Bayern.
And as expected, Jadon Sancho returns to the starting XI for the first time since the Bundesliga restart.
Dortmund XI: Burki, Akanji, Hummels, Piszczek, Hakimi, Guerreiro, Delaney, Can, Hazard, Sancho, Brandt
Subs: Hitz, Reyna, Witsel, Schmelzer, Morey, Baledri, Furich, Gotze, Raschl
Hello and welcome to Sportsmail’s coverage of Borussia Dortmund’s trip to Paderborn.
Lucien Favre’s side saw their title dreams all but ended in midweek after their home defeat to Bayern Munich.
But with a Champions League place still in need of being secured, Dortmund can ill-afford to drop more points at the Benteler-Arena.
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