Jadon Sancho was Borussia Dortmund's hero against PSV. - © IMAGO/Moritz Mueller
Jadon Sancho was Borussia Dortmund's hero against PSV. - © IMAGO/Moritz Mueller

Borussia Dortmund reach UEFA Champions League quarter-finals with PSV win


Jadon Sancho's early goal set Borussia Dortmund on their way to a 2-0 victory over PSV at Signal Iduna Park as they progressed to the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals.

Borussia Dortmund 2-0 PSV (Dortmund win 3-1 on agg.)
Goals: 1-0 Sancho 3' (assist: Brandt), 2-0 Reus 90'+5 (assist: Füllkrug)
Luuk de Jong's second-half penalty cancelled out Donyell Malen's 24th-minute opener in the first leg to leave this match evenly poised, and PSV's continued Eredivisie dominance suggested this would be a difficult task for Die Schwarzgelben. However, the hosts were quick out of the blocks and needed fewer than 180 seconds to break the deadlock and go in front both on the night and in the tie. Ian Maatsen had already seen a shot saved by Walter Benítez by the time Sancho arrowed a controlled low effort beyond the Argentinian goalkeeper and in via the post from outside the area. With a little more precision, Dortmund could have been out of sight by the half-hour mark, as Niclas Füllkrug fired wired from a promising position and Benítez produce a double-save from Julian Brandt and Malen. The latter than directed an effort beyond the post before the visitors started to enjoy more possession, albeit without really testing Gregor Kobel. The shot-stopper was required to stop attempts from Guus Til and Johan Bakayoko prior to the interval, but they were ultimately straight at him.

After the break, Malen had a deflected effort comfortably thwarted by Benítez, while De Jong forced Kobel into action and substitute Hirving Lozano struck the post with a fierce strike from distance. Around the hour mark, Füllkrug was presented with a wonderful opportunity to double his side's advantage, but his header lacked power and allowed Benítez to get down and get a hand to the attempt. With less than 15 minutes left on the clock, the Germany international appeared to have given Dortmund the breathing space they craved as he swept home substitute Marco Reus' free-kick, but he was marginally offside when doing so and the strike was therefore ruled out following a VAR intervention. As the game approached its climax, PSV pushed forward in search of an equaliser and extra-time, but it was BVB who had the final say, with Reus stroking beyond Benítez with the last kick of the game. They are now in the Champions League's final eight for the first time since the 2020/21 term, and they will find out their next opponents on Friday, 15 March.

Match stats

  • Sancho's strike was his first Champions League goal in 841 days.
  • Dortmund have lost just two of their past 20 home games in this competition.
  • BVB will now look to reach the semi-finals for the first time since the 2012/13 term, when they made it all the way to the showpiece before losing to Bayern Munich at Wembley.
  • Dortmund remain unbeaten against PSV, with this the fourth meeting between the two teams (W2, D2).
  • Since losing to Paris Saint-Germain in their opening group game, Dortmund are unbeaten in seven UCL games (W4, D3).
  • PSV are now without a win in their last 17 away matches at German clubs.


Dortmund: Kobel - Süle, Hummels, Can (c), Maatsen - Sabitzer, Özcan - Malen (Adeyemi 70'), Brandt (Nmecha 58'), Sancho (Reus 75') - Füllkrug
Unused subs: Meyer, Lotka, Bensebaini, Duranville, Wolf, Moukoko, Wätjen, Bynoe-Gittens
Out: Bamba (muscular), Haller (ankle), Ryerson (skin inflammation), Schlotterbeck (suspended)
Coach: Edin Terzić

PSV: Benítez - Teze, Boscagli, Schouten, Dest - Til (Lozano 46'), Veerman (Pepi 82'), Mauro Júnior (Babadi 86') - Bakayoko, De Jong (c), Tillman
Unused subs: Drommel, Waterman, Sambo, Obispo, Ramalho, Bella-Kotchap, Van Aanholt, Land, Ledezma
Out: Lang (hamstring)
Coach: Peter Bosz 

As it happened!

2 - 0

(1 - 0)

Champions League
Round of 16, 2nd leg
Round of 16, 2nd leg Signal Iduna Park

Full-time: Borussia Dortmund 2-0 PSV

Borussia Dortmund are in the quarter-finals of the Champions League! Jadon Sancho set them on their way in the third minute and, while PSV had chances to equalise late on, substitute Marco Reus finished with composure with the last kick of the game to seal a 3-1 aggregate win.
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Reus puts the game to bed!

That's that now! Füllkug flick a ball on for Reus, who has only Benítez to beat - and he does so with ease!
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Marco Reus


Marco Reus
+ 5

De Jong over

Huge chance for the PSV captain, but he can only fire over from close range! A big let-off for the home side.
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Lozano denied

Another effort from distance from the Mexico international. This time, though, it is more comfortable for Kobel, who grabs the ball.

Teze wide

A rasping shot from the 24-year-old is well-hit but always going wide of the post.

The final minutes

Not long left now for Dortmund as they look to get over the line.

De Jong thwarted

Adeyemi fails to clear a cross, allowing De Jong to get a shot away, but Kobel is never going to be beaten from there and ultimately gathers the ball.

Pepi on

Bosz turns to the former Augsburg striker as he looks to give his side extra impetus in the closing stages.

Offside goal

Füllkrug puts the ball into the back of the net despite Benítez's best efforts from Reus' free-kick, but he is in an offside position when doing so.

Sancho off

The game's only goalscorer gets a well-deserved rest. The question is, will his strike be enough to see Dortmund over the line here?



Bakayoko denied

Kobel gets a strong hand to the winger's attempt from a tight angle to push it out for a corner, which ultimately comes to nothing.

Adeyemi on

Edin Terzić has looked to one of his quickest players in Adeyemi as BVB looked to strike a blow on the counter-attack.

Füllkrug denied

A huge chance for Dortmund to give themselves some extra breathing space as a lovely Malen cross finds its way to Füllkrug, who is in all sorts of space. However, his header lacks the required power and is ultimately pushed away by a diving Benítez.

Nmecha on

The somewhat subdued Brandt makes way for his Germany compatriot, who only returned from a lengthy injury lay-off this past weekend.

Kobel save

The Dortmund stopper got nowhere near that Lozano effort, but he's down quickly to beat away a Teze strike from a tight angle. Terzić looks on pensively - his side haven't got going since the restart.


Hearts in mouths for Dortmund as Lozano fires goalwards from 20 yards, the Mexican's effort cannoning off the upright and behind.

De Jong header

The Dutchman forces an easy save from Kobel, but credit for getting up above his man to win the ball in the first place.


Sancho and Brandt work the ball to Malen, who cuts inside well but places his shot too close to Benítez in the PSV goal.

Second half!

Attacking change for PSV as Hirving Lozano replaces ex-Freiburg midfielder Guus Til. Dortmund are unchanged.



Half-time: Dortmund 1-0 PSV (BVB lead 2-1 on agg.)

Sancho's early strike is the difference at the break. BVB went on to create a number of decent openings, but mistakes crept in as the half wore on. Needless to say they could really use a two-goal cushion to settle the nerves.

PSV finding gaps

Another sniff for PSV as Mauro Júnior picks out former Gladbach striker Luuk de Jong in the Dortmund six-yard area. Luckily for BVB, his back-heeled attempt is off target.

Side netting!

Malen gets into the PSV area once again, but this time his shot is high and into the side netting.

Warning shot

Dortmund are caught cold trying to play out from the back, but Til can't take advantage. His shot from range is meat and drink for Kobel.

Kobel called on

Smart keeping from the Dortmund No.1, who dives to stop Bakayoko's deflected strike nestling into the back of the net.


Malen is agonisingly close to doubling the lead with a shot from inside the area that whistles just past the post. Great play from Sabitzer to find him in the build-up. Let's hope BVB don't come to rue these missed opportunities...

Has the dame broken for Sancho?

The Man United loanee went eight competitive games without scoring for Dortmund. Now he has goals in back-to-back matches...

Double chance!

Brandt releases Malen for a shot at Benítez. The PSV goalkeeper can only parry it back to the Dutchman, whose rebound is put behind for a corner. Dortmund really mean business!

Füllkrug again!

This time the Dortmund striker heads Süle's cross off target. BVB's wide play is really causing problems for PSV...


Ex-PSV man Malen races away and crosses for Füllkrug, but he doesn't make a clean enough connection with his shot from 10 yards and puts it wide.

Set-piece threat

Another Dortmund corner has PSV in a panic as Brandt finds Hummels, who sees his shot blocked.

Dream start for Dortmund!

Dortmund go straight on the attack and win a corner as Benítez parries a Maatsen strike behind. Maatsen's delivery is cleared initially, but the home side get it back with Brandt, who feeds Sancho for a low finish into the bottom corner from 20 yards. BVB lead on the night and 2-1 on aggregate!

Jadon Sancho


Jadon Sancho

Clear objective

Only a win will do for Dortmund. Will they finish the job and reach the quarter-finals of this season's Champions League?

Teams out

An electrifying atmosphere greets the players. The Champions League anthem follows. Kick-off is imminent...

Bosz back

PSV head coach Peter Bosz spent less than six months in charge of Dortmund in 2017, overseeing 24 games in all competitions. He averaged 1.25 points per game, compared to 2.44 at his current station.

Watch: Step inside Signal Iduna Park

Here's a taster of what to expect at Dortmund's world-famous abode tonight...

Tough nut to crack

Since losing to PSG in their opening group game, Dortmund are unbeaten in six UCL matches (W3, D3).

Already through...

Dortmund are bidding to join Bayern, Real, PSG, Arsenal, Barcelona and holders Man City in the quarter-finals. Atlético Madrid host Inter Milan in the other remaining last-16 second leg. The quarter-final, semi-final and final draws take place at 12 CET in Nyon, Switzerland, on 15 March.

More on those teams

Julian Ryerson misses out with a skin complaint, so Niklas Süle moves over to right-back. Mats Hummels comes in for the suspended Nico Schlotterbeck, with Emre Can dropping into defence alongside him. Salih Özcan is the BVB captain's replacement in midfield. As for PSV, Johan Bakayoko is preferred to Hirving Lozano. Jerdy Schouten moves to centre-half, with Joey Veerman returning in midfield.

Dortmund starting line-up

Kobel - Süle, Hummels, Can (c), Maatsen - Sabitzer, Özcan - Malen, Brandt, Sancho - Füllkrug

Dortmund subs

Meyer, Lotka, Bensebaini, Nmecha, Reus, Duranville, Wolf, Moukoko, Adeyemi, Wätjen, Bynoe-Gittens

PSV starting line-up

Benítez - Teze, Boscagli, Schouten, Dest - Til, Veerman, Mauro Júnior - Bakayoko, De Jong (c), Tillman

PSV subs

Drommel, Waterman, Sambo, Obispo, Ramalho, Bella-Kotchap, Pepi, Babadi, Lozano, Van Aanholt, Land, Ledezma

Watch: The best of Sancho back at BVB

PSV end miserable away run

PSV's 3-2 win at Sevilla in the group stage in November was their first UEFA Champions League away win in 16 trips in the competition.

Yellow Walled fortress?

Borussia Dortmund boast a quite brilliant record of eight home matches unbeaten in the UEFA Champions League - stretching back to 2021. Their last five ties in the competition have seen Manchester City, Chelsea, AC Milan, Newcastle and Paris Saint-Germain all visit Dortmund and leave without a win.

Donyell Malen on PSV

"I'm expecting an exciting match. Are there favourites? Of course, we are at home."

Edin Terzic on PSV

"We all know the strengths of PSV, and they reflect Dutch football in general. They keep on producing good wingers, among others. You can see with Donny [Malen] and Ian [Maatsen] how dynamic and technically strong they are, and how they can operate in tight spaces. We are going into the match with a good feeling, and we have earned that right in the first leg."

Fourth v first

Borussia Dortmund are fourth in the Bundesliga currently - having lost just one of their last 13 matches in all competitions. PSV meanwhile enjoy a ten-point advantage over Feyenoord at the top of the Eredivisie.

First-leg recap

Former PSV attacker Donyell Malen struck for Dortmund in the first half before Luuk de Jong's second-half penalty left the tie delicately poised at 1-1.

Watch: Werder Bremen 1-2 Borussia Dortmund - highlights

Two fine first-half goals from Donyell Malen and Jadon Sancho proved enough for Dortmund to seal an away win, despite coming under pressure in the second-half after Marcel Sabitzer was sent off.

Hello and welcome

Thank you for joining us ahead of Borussia Dortmund's decisive UEFA Champions League last 16 second-leg clash with PSV Eindhoven on Wednesday!