Borussia Dortmund advanced to the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals after Erling Haaland scored in each half for a 5-4 victory on aggregate after a dramatic 2-2 draw in Tuesday’s last-16 second leg.
Borussia Dortmund 2-2 Sevilla - Dortmund win 5-4 on aggregate
Goals: 1-0 Haaland (35’), 2-0 Haaland (pen. 54’), 2-1 En-Nesyri (pen. 68’), 2-2 En-Nesyri (90'+6)
Trailing 3-2 after the first leg three weeks previously, Sevilla were obliged to take the game to Dortmund from the off. Lucas Ocampos pounced on a loose pass from Emre Can only three minutes in, but Marwin Hitz clawed away his powerful strike from the edge of the area. Dortmund were pinned back in the opening 10 minutes but Mo Dahoud - who scored their first goal in Spain - then sliced a volley wide from distance. Suso shot off target from a tight angle for Sevilla as the home side - without injured England attacker Jadon Sancho - sat deep and asked the visitors to try and play through them. It was Dortmund, though, who struck first, and no surprise that Haaland was the scorer. Thomas Delaney showed great strength to win the ball back high up the pitch, before Dahoud slipped in Marco Reus who teed up Haaland for a tap in.
Dortmund had a brighter start to the second half, and Haaland bulldozed his way through to put the ball into the net for a second time. His strike was ruled out, though, only for the home side to be awarded a penalty for a pull on Haaland's jersey in an earlier attack. That was only the start of the drama, however, as the Norwegian's penalty - and his follow-up - were both saved by Bounou. The Sevilla keeper had come off his line early, though, meaning Haaland was allowed to retake the spot-kick. The 20-year-old sent his shot into the same corner but this time beat the goalkeeper's dive. Substitute Papu Gomez forced Hitz into a diving stop, but then Can shoved Luuk De Jong as Sevilla got a penalty of their own. Youssef En-Nesyri smashed his effort down the middle to move the Spaniards to within two goals of forcing extra-time. The impressive Jude Bellingham was influential as Dahoud twice went close late on before En-Nesyri powered home a header with seconds remaining. Dortmund clung on, though, to reach the quarter-finals.
- Haaland is the top scorer in the Champions League this season with 10 goals in his six matches after also netting twice in the first leg.
- The Dortmund striker has 20 goals in his first 14 UEFA Champions League appearances. He is now Norway's top goalscorer in the competition, with one more than Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjær, who netted 19 in the competition.
- Haaland also scored twice in Dortmund’s 4-2 defeat against Bayern last weekend, meaning he has 30 goals in all competitions this season. He has scored 47 times in 47 competitive games for Dortmund.
- BVB have reached the quarter-finals of the Champions League for the first time since 2016/17 under Thomas Tuchel.
- Dortmund are unbeaten in eight home games in the Champions League (W5, D3).
- Die Schwarzgelben are also on a run of seven Champions League games without defeat (W5, D2). They last managed that in 2012/13, the last time they reached the final.
Dortmund: Hitz - Morey, Can, Hummels, Schulz (Zagadou 89') - Bellingham, Delaney, Dahoud - Reus (c), Haaland, Hazard (Passlack 67')
Unused subs: Bürki, Drljaca, Moukoko, Brandt, Reinier, Meunier, Piszczek, Tigges, Knauff, Raschl
Out: Akanji (muscle tear), Guerreiro (calf), Reyna (groin), Sancho (thigh), Schmelzer (knee), Witsel (Achilles’ tendon)
Coach: Edin Terzic
Sevilla: Bounou - Navas (c), Kounde, Carlos, Acuna - Jordan (P. Gomez 60'), Fernando (Rakitic 86'), Oscar (Torres 79') - Suso (Munir 86'), En-Nesyri, Ocampos (De Jong 60')
Unused subs: Vaclik, Pastor, S. Gomez, Rekik, Gudelj, Escudero, Romero
Out: Vidal (hamstring)
Coach: Julen Lopetegui
As it happened
BVB are the first team through to the quarter-finals of this season’s Champions League after a 5-4 aggregate victory over Sevilla. They’ll discover their next opponents when the draw is made next Friday.
En-Nesyri powers home a header for his second of the game. They have 30 seconds to take this to extra-time...
GOAL!2 : 2
Six minutes for Dortmund to see out. Sevilla are still two goals away from taking this to extra-time.
Dortmund are trying to slow the game down but Dahoud is allowed time to set himself and shoot, forcing another good save out of Bounou.
Dortmund with the chance to finish this on the counter. Bellingham left to Haaland, who squares back across for Reus. He goes back to the Norwegian, who finds Dahoud in the centre, but his shot is seen and held by Bounou.
An unexpected bicycle kick from the English teenager almost finds the top corner. Just wide though.
Long ball into the box with Reus peeling off the back of his man, but he's on the stretch as he heads it and puts it over the bar.
ONE BACK FOR SEVILLA
Absolutely no stopping that from En-Nesyri, blasting it dead centre and off the bottom of the crossbar. Dortmund still two goals to the good on aggregate.
GOAL!2 : 1
PENALTY TO SEVILLA
Can is penalised for a foul on De Jong and the referee points to the spot.
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Substitute Gomez has a crack from 18 yards, but Hitz does well to turn it around the post stretching low to his left.
The BVB striker is the first player in Champions League history to score at least a brace in four consecutive matches. His 20th goal in the competition also makes him the top scoring Norwegian in the Champions League, surpassing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Same corner to Bounou's left, again he gets a hand to it, but this time can't keep it out and Haaland finally has his deserved second.
VAR saw that Bounou was off his line before the penalty was taken and referee Cakir calls for it to be retaken.
Well, after all that Haaland sees his effort saved by Bounou and then Can is denied on the rebound.
PENALTY TO DORTMUND!
Well this is utterly bizarre. Haaland has just scored for his brace after a brilliant counter-attack, but the goal has been ruled out because Haaland was fouled almost a minute earlier in the Sevilla box! So, no goal but a penalty...
An immediate chance for a second as Haaland's ball from the left finds Hazard, who looks to bend it back across goal into the far corner, but it doesn't quite have the curl.
HAALAND PLAYING WITH HIS REUS
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The Argentine has crack from the edge of the box. It's blocked and Sevilla claim a hand, but referee Cakir and the VAR wave them away.
Two minutes of it at the end of the first half.
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Dortmund have now scored in 34 straight matches in all competitions, which is a new club record at professional level.
It's Haaland's 19th goal in his 14th Champions League game, smashing the record for fewest games to reach that total by 10! Harry Kane was previously the quickest in 24 matches.
Quite frankly from absolutely nowhere and Haaland maintains his record of scoring in every Champions League game this season. Schulz wins the ball back on the left and plays in Dahoud, who slips it through to Reus. Bounou races out to try and close the angle, but the BVB skipper cuts it back to Haaland who'd peeled off the defenders and the Norwegian buries his ninth goal of the campaign.
BVB HOLDING FIRM
Sevilla may be seeing more of the ball, but Dortmund are winning the challenges (60%) to keep the Spaniards at bay.
Dortmund earn a bit of a breather as Diego Carlos goes down holding his thigh and play is stopped.
BELLINGHAM CLEARING UPThe 17-year-old Englishman is the third-youngest player to make eight Champions League appearances.
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Ocampos skips past a couple of challenges as he comes in off the left again before playing it right to Suso, who hits it on the angle. The net ripples but only after the ball bounced off the advertising boards behind the goal.
A first spell of possession for Dortmund before Hummels pings it forward looking for the run of Hazard. He gets there, running on an angle to the right, but doesn't see Diego Carlos has slipped behind him and he has no defender around him, so tries a blind ball high across the box towards Haaland, but he was marked and it's intercepted.
Bar that Dahoud effort, BVB have struggled to get out of their own half under a barrage of attacks from Sevilla. The home side are yet to find any control in the game.
He scored a cracker in the first leg and tries to repeat the feat this time, but Dahoud's effort from 20 yards lacks power to trouble Bounou in the Sevilla goal.
SAVE FROM HITZ
Can gives away possession deep inside his own half and Ocampos cuts into the centre from the left, gets a shot away, which swerves this way and that, but Hitz is equal to it and parries above his head.
TEAMS IN THE TUNNEL
Kick-off is only moments away in Dortmund...
Should BVB win tonight, Edin Terzic would be only the fourth German coach to win his first two Champions League matches. The previous three are Jupp Heynckes, Klaus Toppmöller and Hansi Flick, who all went on to reach the final in their first seasons. Heynckes (1998 with Real Madrid) and Flick (last season with Bayern) even won it.
Dortmund are unbeaten in their last seven Champions League home games (W5, D2) and only lost one of the last 11. The only previous match at home to Sevilla was in the group stage of the 2010/11 UEFA Europa League and ended in a 1-0 defeat – that wouldn’t be enough to send the Spaniards through tonight. The Andalusian team have in fact never progressed in the European Cup/Champions League when losing the first leg, most recently going out against Bayern in 2017/18.
CAPTAIN'S PRIDE“It’d make every one of us incredibly proud to reach the quarter-finals,” said BVB captain Marco Reus at yesterday’s pre-match press conference. Dortmund’s record in the Champions League round of 16 is finely balanced with progression on three occasions and elimination on another three, but they can also be confident knowing that the club has advanced in 14 of the previous 15 ties in UEFA competition where they have won the first leg away from home. They last reached the quarters in 2016/17 under Thomas Tuchel.
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WATCH: HAALAND’S KLASSIKER BRACEHaaland’s brace sees him top the Champions League scoring chart this season with eight goals in only five appearances, having found the back of the net in each of them. It will therefore be a huge relief to Dortmund – and disappointment to Sevilla – to see the Norwegian start tonight after he went off with a knock against Bayern at the weekend – but not before scoring two goals in the first nine minutes.
It’s Dortmund with the upper hand coming into this second leg after two goals from Erling Haaland and a rocket from Mo Dahoud gave BVB a 3-2 win in Seville, despite having fallen behind inside seven minutes. It ended Sevilla’s run of nine straight wins and seven consecutive clean sheets, since which they have lost three of their four matches.
SEVILLA TEAM NEWS
As for Sevilla, it’s a whole nine changes to the team that lost 2-1 at Elche in the league on Saturday. The only survivors are captain Jesus Navas and forward Lucas Ocampos. Goalkeeper Bounou returns after a hand injury behind the usual central defensive partnership of Diego Carlos and Jules Kounde. Their starting XI has far fewer Champions League appearance (180) than the bench (241).
DORTMUND TEAM NEWS
Edin Terzic makes two changes from Saturday’s Klassiker defeat in Munich, as Mateu Morey and Jude Bellingham come in for Thomas Meunier and Dan-Axel Zagadou in a move back to a 4-3-3. Erling Haaland has been passed fit to start after going off with a nasty cut, while Nico Schulz makes his first start in the Champions League for 468 days. Jadon Sancho, Gio Reyna and Raphael Guerreiro are all still out injured.
Vaclik, Pastor, S. Gomez, Rekik, Gudelj, De Jong, Rakitic, Munir, Escudero, Torres, Romero, P. Gomez
Bounou - Navas (c), Kounde, Carlos, Acuna - Jordan, Fernando, Oscar - Suso, En-Nesyri, Ocampos
Bürki, Drljaca, Zagadou, Moukoko, Brandt, Reinier, Meunier, Piszczek, Tigges, Passlack, Knauff, Raschl
Hitz - Morey, Can, Hummels, Schulz - Bellingham, Delaney, Dahoud - Reus (c), Haaland, Hazard
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