Sokratis Pastathopoulus has recovered from his slight ankle injury, that he picked up by rolling his ankle in the second half against Odd BK. After sitting out the match against FC Ingolstadt, the centre-back is an option for the return leg of the Europa League play-offs on Thursday.
While it was an unfortunate landing for Sokratis on Thursday night, it was a good opportunity for Thomas Tuchel to hand Neven Subotic some match practice against die Schanzer. The Serb made a solid impression, barring one minor bobble, showing Borussia Dortmund’s current depth in its full beauty. There is more rotation to follow on the centre-back position within the next couple of games, since it has worked out well.