Picking the Best Borussia Dortmund Lineup to Face Red Bull Salzburg on Thursday

​Due to their loss to Red Bull Salzburg in the first leg of this Europa League tie, Dortmund will have to put out a strong team. 


They will want to win the competition, especially considering the Bundesliga title is well out of reach. 

Goalkeeper

  • Bürki
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Roman Burki has been ​Dortmund's first choice keeper all this campaign, so he should start. 


Burki has eight clean sheets in the Bundesliga this season. ​

Defence

  • Piszczek
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  • Toprak
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  • Sokratis
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  • Schmelzer
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New signing Manuel Akanji is cup tied, so Omer Toprak and ​Sokratis should be expected to start as Dortmund's centre back partnership. Both have three appearances in the Europa League this season.


Lukasz Piszczek has one assist in the competition this season and Marcel Schmelzer has contributed a goal. They are Dortmund's strongest full back pairing so they should start this match. 

Midfield

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  • Castro
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  • Pulisic
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  • Reus
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  • Schürrle
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Dortmund's midfield will be key in winning this game, especially due to the form of winger Marco Reus. Since returning from his long term injury, Reus has scored three goals in the ​Bundesliga and has been influential in Dortmund's improved form. 


​Andre Schurrle should be expected to start due to his form in the Europa League this season. He has two goals in three games in the competition. 

Forwards

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Since joining Dortmund on loan in January, Michy Batshuayi has been a revelation, scoring seven goals in nine appearances. This tally includes two goals in the Europa League, so it is imperative that the Belgian striker starts this game. 


Batshuayi was the hero in Dortmund's win over Eintracht Frankfurt at the weekend, netting a brace from the bench, including a 93rd minute winner.