BVB will be without midfielder Thomas Delaney until the second half of the season. The Denmark international tore ligaments in his right ankle in a EURO qualifier against the Republic of Ireland in Dublin on Monday evening.

However, coach Lucien Favre did have some good news to report regarding Marco Reus at the press conference prior to the meeting with SC Paderborn. "Marco has been able to participate in every session this week, he's okay," said the Swiss tactician.