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We're playing Borussia Dortmund, not Haaland - Lopetegui

Sevilla are still alive and hope to pull off a comeback in their Champions League last-16 tie with Borussia Dortmund, coach Julen Lopetegui claimed after a traumatic string of losses.


Sevilla lost the first leg of the UCL round of 16 tie at home 3-2 last month and could hardly have had a worse run of results heading into Tuesday's return leg in Dortmund.

They suffered back-to-back defeats by Barcelona in La Liga and the Copa del Rey semi-finals, surrendering a 2-0 lead from the first leg to crash out 3-2 on aggregate, before suffering a humbling 2-1 loss at struggling Elche on Saturday.

"Every team goes through good and bad moments but the team is absolutely alive and excited about playing this game," Lopetegui told a news conference.

"We deserve to be here for what we did last season and this campaign and although we have a difficult result to overturn we're going to give it every last effort."


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