On Wednesday night (kick-off 21:00 CET), BVB face a vital Champions League match away to Sevilla FC. A win won't be enough to book the Black & Yellows a place in the round of 16 - but a defeat won't spell the end of the road either.
Boris Rupert reporting from Sevilla
"To make it to the knockout stage, we'll most likely need to get ten points. We have three now - and four more opportunities to pick up points," said Edin Terzic, adding: "The Champions League is not a forgiving place to be. We need to get points in both games against Sevilla." Julian Brandt took a similar view of things: "Every Champions League match is critical for us if we want to progress. We'll approach this game like any other. We want to get a win tomorrow.''
Their opponents have had a poor start to the season, but Terzic isn't reading too much into that. "Sevilla have huge potential. They have been one of the most successful clubs in Europe over the last ten years. And they have the chance tomorrow to get their Champions League campaign up and running. We are prepared for a Sevilla team at the top of their game. We have the utmost respect for the club, for the team, for the coach. If we give anything less than 100 percent, we'll lose."
The Black & Yellow squad is well aware of this. "Sevilla may have their backs to the wall," said Brandt, adding: "But two years ago we faced an incredibly tough opponent here, who demanded everything of us. If we don't manage to be at the top of our game, it will be an extremely difficult game for us, regardless of how things stand in the group table.''