For the second time in the club's long history in European competition, BVB will take to the field at the Philips Stadion in Eindhoven. With a good and hopefully successful performance, the team are hoping to lay the foundations to reach the next stage.

Boris Rupert reporting from Eindhoven 

"We have played 34 games in the Bundesliga and six in the group stage to reach this point," said Edin Terzic ahead of the Round of 16 clash in Europe's premier club competition. "Tomorrow it's the Champions League," added Gregor Kobel. "It's always special once you reach the knockout stages. We are looking forward to the challenge. We are highly motivated." 

The same goes for our opponents, who are looking to reach the quarter-finals for the first time since 2007. "We have huge respect both for the task ahead of us and for our opponents," said Edin Terzic, adding: "PSV are doing exceptionally well. They are technically extremely good, quick, strong dribblers, dangerous in front of goal and don't concede many at the other end. Doing that takes more than just a good philosophy – it takes good players too." Former BVB head coach Peter Bosz has put together a team that are dominating the Dutch league, having already found the net some 70 times, while conceding just ten. However, it must be said that while they have conceded just ten in 22 games in the league, they conceded another ten in the group stages in the Champions League and a further four across the two play-off games against Glasgow Rangers (2-2, 5-2). 

Although BVB's most recent outing in Wolfsburg (1-1) wasn't the perfect prelude ahead of the game (Terzic: "On the long, depressing trip back, we analysed some situations in relation to the task ahead of us on Tuesday"), Dortmund do not see themselves as outsiders. They are looking to take their lead from the very impressive performances (and victories) on the road in Newcastle and Milan, but also the fact that BVB have scored the joint-most goals on the counter-attack in the league – a tally matched only by leaders Leverkusen. And there will almost certainly be space to attack given PSV's attacking style of play. Particularly if we can "score the first goal from our own possession or a set-piece," said Terzic, "We want to get on the ball and find space on the counter." 

The BVB head coach is hoping to have Donyell Malen back at his disposal after the Dutch striker missed the game in Wolfsburg. "Donny is feeling much better today. We're about to see him out on the training ground. He's going to train today, and he'll be involved in a light session in the morning. We'll make a decision on him after that." Ramy Bensebaini is also back in the squad. 

And to finish, Edin Terzic once again hammered home the point: "The reason we're here is to lay the foundations to qualify for the next round."