Bundesliga Bundesliga 2


Time for a sing-song - tulips from Amsterdam? It's smelling more like roses for Borussia Dortmund as <br> they secure their place in the last 16 of the Champions League with a comprehensive victory at Ajax Marco Reus gets the ball rolling with the opening goal after just eight minutes, perfectly teed up for him by... ...Mario Götze (r.), who is far from finished yet in this one The stand-out attacking midfielder is at the top of his game - which is bad news for Niklas Moisander (r.) and his back-row colleagues Götze duly drills home number two himself with just under ten minutes of the first half remaining And it's effectively game over when Robert Lewandowski puts Dortmund 3-0 up before the interval Lewandowski sticks another past home custodian Kenneth Vermeer to wrap up an eventual 4-1 win - and, as it transpires, top place in the "group of death!" After their disappointing early exit last season, BVB appear to have successfully negotiated the steep learning curve of the Champions League Celebrations too, eventually, at the Veltins Arena, although this proves to be an altogether different affair as Schalke 04 play host to Olympiacos The Greek outfit still have qualification hopes of their own and are giving nothing away - here in the <br> form of former 1860 Munich full back Jose Holebas, against Jefferson Farfan (r.) Youngster Julian Draxler is having no more luck in front of goal than... ...last season's Bundesliga top scorer Klaas-Jan Huntelaar. The number of spurned chances mounts, the clock is ticking down... ...and then Christian Fuchs delivers the breakthrough, the Austrian international left back drilling home <br> the all-important goal inside the final quarter-hour: Royal Blue mission accomplished On Tuesday, FC Bayern take to the pitch at Valencia needing a draw to <br> qualify for the last 16. Javier Martinez (l.), Toni Kroos (r.) and Co. make a promising start... ...in what soon develops into a rugged battle at the Estadio de Mestalla Claudio Pizarro (2. r.) and Javier Martinez (3.l.) try to get on the end of a Toni Kroos corner here David Alaba (r.) is combining well down the flank with Franck Ribery... ...and with 33 minutes on the clock, Antonio Barragan (l.), already on a booking, is given his marching orders by referee Howard Webb for a reckless challenge on Alaba It continues to be a physical encounter: Javier Martinez (l.) is too late to stop Ever Banega here Roberto Soldado (l.) and Holger Badstuber also have plenty of opportunity to get better acquainted Thomas Müller (l.) and Aly Cissokho go head to head for this one. The hosts appear to be waning... ...but with 77 minutes on te clock, they go in front, Sofiane Feghouli's effort taking a deflection off Dante past a despairing... ...Manuel Neuer, who can't quite believe that Bayern are chasing the game now Bastian Schweinsteiger and his teammates pick themselves up in admirable fashion though... ...and five minutes later, Müller knocks the ball past home keeper Guaita (r.) to earn Bayern the point they need to wave the group stages goodbye
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