Tuchel: BVB ready for Porto test

BVB Dortmund head coach Thomas Tuchel is expecting FC Porto to take the fight to his side in their Europa League last-32 decider on Thursday.

BVB travel to Estadio do Dragao with a 2-0 advantage from the first leg at Signal Iduna Park a week ago, where Lukasz Piszczek and Marco Reus scored either side of half-time.

But Tuchel is wary of the threat the Dragons will pose in the second leg on home soil in front of their own fans, and has prepared his players for an onslaught as the two teams battle for a place in the last-16 of the competition.

“We are expecting to see FC Porto in full power, with the return of some of the usual players, but, once again, we don’t want to play thinking of the result. We want to win and we are approaching this match as if it were 0-0,” Tuchel said in his pre-match press conference.

“FC Porto has a great audience supporting them, it’s a privilege to play here, in a competition where we can find some of the biggest teams in Europe, and we are confident that we will have a great match.

“We know FC Porto enjoys this type of match, a big match, as they aren’t used to this level in the Portuguese League, a relatively unbalanced championship. We know they are starting the match eager to change the score and we need to be prepared for that.”

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