It was a long night in Seville – in the hard-working rather than the partying sense: there were physiotherapist appointments up until 2:00 in the morning; then, the following morning, the players who saw no or limited action in last night's 4-1 victory completed a session on the pitch, while the others did an active regeneration at the hotel.

Boris Rupert reporting from Seville

There are only 66 hours between the final whistle of the Champions League match in Seville and kick-off in the Bundesliga classic against Bayern Munich on Saturday. The legs are tired, but the body is full of adrenaline. The 4-1 victory at Sevilla, the biggest European away win in six years (Legia Warsaw were thrashed 6-0 away in September 2016), "boosts our self-belief even further," said Emre Can, adding ahead of the clash with his former club: "We need to be 100% on the ball and throw ourselves into the challenges. And then we'll see what happens." It is a view shared by Munich-born Karim Adeyemi: "The fact we won gives us a few percentage points more. Now we're up against one of the best opponents in the league. We want to get the three points!"

Added to the three points from the opening-day win against Copenhagen, the three points in Seville leave BVB in an outstanding position in Group G of the UEFA Champions League. Another victory in the return fixture at SIGNAL IDUNA PARK next Tuesday would see Borussia Dortmund book their place in the round of 16 after only four rounds of matches – provided that group leaders Manchester City do not lose the group's other game against FC Copenhagen.

3-0 against Copenhagen, 4-1 in Seville – the wins in the Champions League have been considerably bigger than in the Bundesliga (four 1-0s, one 3-1). With a 3-0 lead under their belts at the break, the wobble after the restart did not prove as critical as in the recent game in Cologne. "We gave it everything. But if we're honest with each other, we had a phase in which we were consistently a little too late," explained Julian Brandt. "Fortunately, we managed to catch ourselves." That was one of the differences compared to the Cologne match. The other: "We scored more goals in the first half. We were finally clinical."

There was a good feeling in the air as the team boarded the plane in the early afternoon. The Eurowings Team Bus is scheduled to land in Dortmund at 16:30 CET. Then there will only be 50 hours until kick-off.

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