Erling Haaland fired Borussia Dortmund into the DFB Cup quarter-finals on Tuesday, although his side had to survive a scare against Bundesliga 2 outfit Paderborn, who sent the game into extra time before BVB eventually triumphed 3-2.
Borussia Dortmund 3-2 Paderborn
Goals: 1-0 Can (6'), 2-0 Sancho (16'), 2-1 Justvan (79'), 2-2 Owusu (pen. 90'+7), 3-2 Haaland (95')
Mats Hummels was out with a slight knee injury and Marco Reus, Raphael Guerreiro and Gio Reyna were all on the bench at kick-off, but the home side soon began to exert their dominance and put their visitors on the back foot. It wasn’t long before their pressure took its toll, as Can rifled in at the back post after Paderborn failed to clear their lines at a corner. Sancho doubled BVB’s lead with just over a quarter of an hour on the clock when he collected Julian Brandt’s pass in a central position, held off his marker and prodded past goalkeeper Leopold Zingerle from close range. Brandt and Thomas Delaney both went close to adding their names to the scoresheet, while at the other end Marwin Hitz was largely a spectator, although he did have to be alert to keep out a powerful angled shot from Christopher Antwi-Adjei.
Dortmund appeared to have the game under control at that stage, and while they failed to maintain their superiority in the second half, they were rarely threatened by Paderborn as fouls and substitutions interrupted the flow of the game. The tie sparked back into life in the closing stages though when Julian Justvan pulled a goal back from the edge of the box. The visitors pushed for an equaliser but Haaland thought he had killed the game off with a strike on the counter in added time, but it was chalked off following a VAR review and Paderborn awarded a penalty for a foul by Felix Passlack in the build-up. Substitute Prince Osei Owusu converted from the spot with the last kick of the game to send the match into extra time. Both teams tired as the clock ticked on, but Haaland won it for BVB after collecting Delaney's long ball forward and slotting past Zingerle to ensure the 2017 cup winners will be in the quarter-final draw.
- Dortmund were knocked out in the last 16 in each of the last three seasons since winning their fourth DFB Cup under Thomas Tuchel in 2016/17.
- BVB beat Bundesliga 2 strugglers Eintracht Braunschweig 2-0 in the previous round, and put five without reply past third division outfit Duisburg in the first.
- Haaland's only previous goal in two DFB Cup appearances came in last season's last-16 defeat to Werder Bremen.
- Paderborn held Dortmund to a 3-3 draw on their last trip to the Signal Iduna Park - having led 3-0 at half-time but were beaten 6-1 on home soil. Their previous DFB Cup meeting ended in a 7-1 defeat, in the 2015/16 second round.
- Hünemeier is a product of the Dortmund youth system. He went on to make 150 appearances for the second team, but only five in the Bundesliga with the seniors.
Dortmund: Hitz – Morey (Passlack 46'), Piszczek, Akanji, Schulz (Guerreiro 90'+1) - Bellingham (Dahoud 74'), Can, Delaney (c) - Sancho, Haaland, Brandt (Reyna 65')
Unused subs: Ubehaun, Moukoko, Reinier, Tigges
Out: Bürki (shoulder), Hazard (thigh), Hummels (knee), Meunier (knee), Schmelzer (knee), Witsel (Achilles tendon), Zagadou (hamstring)
Coach: Edin Terzic
Paderborn: Zingerle - Ananou, Hünemeier, Schonlau (c), Collins - Schallenberg (Owusu 88'), Thalhammer (Justvan 69') - Führich (Heller 105'), Srbeny (Terrazzino 69'), Antwi-Adjei - Michel (Ingelsson 24')
Unused subs: Huth, Dörfler, Okoroji, Correia
Coach: Steffen Baumgart
As it happened!
DORTMUND GO THROUGH!
BVB appeared to be cruising into the quarter-finals after the first 45 minutes, but Paderborn fought back and scored twice late on in the second half to force extra time. Haaland's finish was decisive, booking Dortmund's place in the next round.
Zingerle comes up for a corner as Paderborn pile everyone forward. It's whipped into the box but Hitz does well to punch clear.
TWO MORE MINUTES
We're into stoppage time now. Paderborn have 120 seconds to score again!
The England international is helped off the field after receiving treatment for a little while. He's replaced by Reus for the final few minutes.
SUPERB FROM PASSLACK
The youngster dribbles down the right, skipping past two or three challenges before getting to the corner flag. He runs down a few more seconds there before conceding a goal kick.
ALMOST FROM GUERREIRO
The Portuguese shoots from 16 yards but his goal-bond effort deflects off a Paderborn boot and goes out for a corner.
Fatigue is starting to show in a number of players on both sides now. Their touch isn't quite as sharp, and more passes are going astray. The real question is whether that will lead to another goal in the next few minutes...
15 more minutes to go!
There were six additional minutes owing to injuries and the VAR review, but now we're in a brief half-time break in extra time. The action will get underway again shortly.
SPACE OPENING UP
Dortmund are getting in behind Paderborn with increasing regularity now. Haaland bursts into space down the right and tries to square it to Reyna, arriving in the box, but his pass lacks the required accuracy and Zingerle pounces on it.
HAALAND ALMOST IN
Sancho dribbles forward through the middle and lays the ball off to Passlack, charging down the right. He could shoot as he arrives into the box but instead tries to find Haaland in the centre. He pass is behind him though, and Paderborn can clear.
Can does brilliantly to dribble out from the back, surging past three defenders before playing a superb ball behind the Paderborn defence. Haaland is first to it, well ahead of Zingerle, who is stranded in no-man's land a long way off his line. Haaland tries to curl it past him into the far corner, but gets his angles wrong and the ball drifts wide. That could - and should - have been the goal to put the game to bed!
VAR REVIEW - GOAL GIVEN
It's checked for offside as Haaland was just in Paderborn's half when Delaney's pass was played, but the goal is given.
HAALAND RESTORES DORTMUND'S LEAD!
The striker collects Delaney's long ball forward, races down on goal and slots it past Zingerle to put BVB 3-2 up!
Extra time begins!
End of second half
There certainly was a late twist! Haaland thought he had sealed the win after breaking forward on his own and putting the ball in the net. His goal was initially given, but after the referee checked his pitch-side VAR monitor, he ruled it out and awarded a penalty to the visitors for a previous foul by Passlack. Substitute Owusu stepped up to coolly send Hitz the wrong way with the last kick of the game and send the tie into extra time!
Prince Osei Owusu
FOUR MORE MINUTES
We're into the first of four minutes of stoppage time now. Will we see a dramatic late twist?
The forward runs a few more seconds off the clock, shielding the ball from two defenders at the corner flag before winning a corner for his team. Reyna takes it short and Haaland does the same trick again. His frame is so big and strong, the Paderborn players can't get around him.
CAN DORTMUND HOLD ON?
Paderborn are really pushing now, bringing on an extra striker as they look to take the game to extra time.
Akanji gives away a free-kick deep inside his own half, wide on the right. Terrazzino fizzes it in to the box, but Hitz watches it all the way and can clear.
ALMOST FROM SCHULZ
That goal seems to have stirred something in Dortmund, and they keep the ball well for a while as they break down the left. Eventually Schulz finds some space behind the defence and he tries to cross for Haaland in the middle, but it's just flicked out by a covering defender before the Norwegian can get there.
PADERBORN BACK IN IT!
Passlack slips as he tries to clear a cross into the box from the right and his header goes only as far as Justvan on the edge of the box. He controls it, turns his marker and fires a low shot into the net via Hitz's boot. This could make for a very interesting final 10 minutes!
THREE IN THREE FOR SANCHOThe 20-year-old has scored in all three of Dortmund's cup games so far this season. His effort in the 16th minute seems like a long time ago now, with clear-cut chances in the second half few and far between.
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BIG SAVE FROM HITZ!
The ball comes to Führich at the back post and he lashes an effort at goal from six yards. Hitz makes himself big though, and produces an important block.
ALL OR NOTHING
Paderborn coach Baumgart has to go fot it now, with 20 minutes left to play. He brings on two attackers, sacrificing central midfielder Thalhammer for a more forward-thinking XI.
WIDE FROM COLLINS
The Paderborn defender tries his luck from distance after a short corner is worked to him, but it's always sailing wide of the target and isn't close enough to worry Hitz.
BVB haven't looked anywhere near as dangerous in this half, so head coach Terzic brings on Reyna for Brandt in a bid to provide fresh impetus.
The Dortmund attacker curls an inviting cross into the middle, aiming for the unmarked Can, but it's just too high for him to make contact.
NICE FROM DELANEY
The Dane shows some quick feet as he collects a pass on the edge of the box and surges past a defender on the left. He tries to cross into the middle, but it's blocked by a defender.
ALMOST FROM PADERBORN
The home side a caught napping as a free-kick is swung in deep from the right. It bounces past everyone and comes to Srbeny at the back post. He sticks out a leg to redirect it towards goal, but the ball goes just over the bar.
The striker almost intercepts a back pass, having been in the defender's blind spot. He sprints towards the ball, but Zingerle just gets there first and hits the ball off him for a goal kick. Another lucky escape there for the visitors.
There have been a couple of late tackles going in as both teams seek to disrupt the other. It's all a bit stop-start at the moment.
Dortmund have had more of the ball again so far in this half, but neither side has really hit their stride just yet.
The second half is up and running now. Dortmund made one substitution during the break, bringing on Passlack for Morey.
DORTMUND DESERVEDLY AHEADGoals from Can and Sancho have put BVB in the driving seat here, and Dortmund are good value for their lead. They got off to the better start and some clinical finishing has given them a nice cushion at the interval. Paderborn have shown glimpses of what they're capable of, however, and could be right back in this with a goal. After all, Leverkusen were knocked out by fourth-tier side Essen just a few moments ago, so anything can happen...
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LOVELY FROM MOREY
The Dortmund defender pings a brilliant pass from deep wide to Brandt on the right. He takes a touch and tries to cross to Haaland in the middle, but it's cut out at the near post by a defender.
ALMOST A THIRD
Zingerle wants too much time on the ball and is put under pressure by Haaland. The Paderborn goalkeeper misplaces his pass out to Sancho, and the ball ends up with Delaney inside the box - but he shoots wide. A big let-off for the Bundesliga 2 side there.
ALMOST FOR PADERBORN
Antwi-Adjei causes problems again, playing a one-two on the left to get around Morey. He drills a left-footed cross into the box that pings off Can and goes just wide of the far post for a corner.
GOOD SPELL FROM PADERBORN
The away side are having their best period of the game so far, keeping the ball well and for longer than they've managed up to this point. They're struggling to get any space behind Dortmund's defence though.
ANTWI-ADJEI DENIED BY HITZ
Paderborn's best chance so far falls to Antwi-Adjei, who scampers down the left, cuts inside Piszczek and fires a shot towards the far post. Hitz anticipates his effort though, and makes a good save to palm it clear.
BRANDT FROM DISTANCE
Some neat build-up from Dortmund as Sancho flicks the ball to Bellingham in the middle of the park. He slides it forward to Brandt, who lines up a shot from 30 yards out. He catches it well, but his low drive is well saved by Paderborn goalkeeper Zingerle.
Paderborn attacker Michel has to go off due to an injury. He's replaced by Ingelsson.
CAN'S GOALLovely technique from the Germany international to put Dortmund ahead early on.
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HAALAND DOES WELL
Can pings a long ball out from the back, over the visiting defence. Haaland does well to reach it, and after muscling a defender off the ball he darts into the box from the left. He's about to flick it to a teammate but is crowded out by two Paderborn shirts. The referee is well placed and takes a close look to see if it's a penalty, but he waves for play to go on.
SANCHO MAKES IT TWO!
The England international continues his rich vein of form, scoring his third goal in as many cup games this season, and his fourth in his last seven games overall. Latching on to Brandt's pass through the middle, the 20-year-old holds off a defender and toe pokes it past the goalkeeper from close range.
FIRST APPROACH FROM PADERBORN
The visitors win a free-kick on the right. Führichs' delivery finds Hünemeier, but he can't test Hitz with his header.
OVER FROM SCHULZ!
BVB almost grab a second as Haaland charges down on goal. He's forced wide by the goalkeeper and the ball comes to Schulz. There are two defenders covering on the line and he tries to curl a shot with his weaker right foot, but it floats well over the target.
HOME SIDE IN FRONT!
Dortmund go close from their first corner, with Akanji seeing his header cleared off the line, but they take the lead from the next one. Haaland's shot isn't properly cleared and it falls kindly to Can at the back post. The Germany international fires home from eight yards.
HALF-OPENING FOR DORTMUND
Delaney plays a brilliant ball out from the back to get around Paderborn's high pressing. Sancho surges forward and times his pass perfectly into the run of Haaland, who's crept into the box. He's just about to shoot, but a defender slides in to clear for a corner.
DORTMUND ON TOP
The hosts have been the better side so far, winning more tackles and spending the majority of time in Paderborn's half, particularly down the right wing.
HERE WE GO!
The ball is rolling at the Signal Iduna Park as Dortmund bid to reach the quarter-finals.
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CHANCE OF SILVERWARE
Dortmund last won this competition in 2017, and following Bayern Munich's shock elimination in the last round by Holstein Kiel, this year represents a good opportunity to get their hands on the trophy again. However, the likes of Bundesliga top-four rivals RB Leipzig, Bayer Leverkusen, Borussia Mönchengladbach and Wolfsburg are all still involved too...
DORTMUND UNBEATEN AGAINST PADERBORN
These teams have faced each other eight times previously: two friendlies, two DFB Cup meetings and four times in the Bundesliga. BVB have won five of those, drawing three. The last time the teams squared off in the cup was in October 2015, when Dortmund won 7-1 on home turf in the second round.
Visiting coach Steffen Baumgart has kept the same 11 players that lost 3-1 to Hamburg at the weekend, a result that left them ninth in the table and 10 points off the promotion pace in Bundesliga 2.
DORTMUND TEAM NEWS
BVB coach Edin Terzic has made four changes to the side that came from behind to defeat Augsburg at the weekend: Piszczek, Schulz, Can and Bellingham all start, with Hummels rested from the squad altogether here due to a slight knee complaint, while Reus, Reyna and Guerreiro are all on the bench.
DORTMUND STARTING XI
Hitz – Morey, Piszczek, Akanji, Schulz - Bellingham, Can, Delaney (c) - Sancho, Haaland, Brandt
Ubehaun, Reus, Guerreiro, Moukoko, Reinier, Tigges, Passlack, Reyna
PADERBORN STARTING XI
Zingerle - Ananou, Hünemeier, Schonlau (c), Collins - Schallenberg, Thalhammer - Führich, Srbeny, Antwi-Adjei - Michel
Huth, Heller, Owusu, Dörfler, Ingelsson, Okoroji, Terrazzino, Correia, Justvan