Jude Bellingham edged Borussia Dortmund a step closer to the UEFA Champions League last 16 against Sevilla. - © Imago
Jude Bellingham edged Borussia Dortmund a step closer to the UEFA Champions League last 16 against Sevilla. - © Imago
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Historic Jude Bellingham goal secures Borussia Dortmund Sevilla point

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Jude Bellingham broke Wayne Rooney’s record for most UEFA Champions League goals in a single season by an English teenager as Borussia Dortmund drew with Sevilla to consolidate second place in Group G.

Borussia Dortmund 1-1 Sevilla
Goals: 0-1
Nianzou 18' (assist: Rakitic), 1-1 Bellingham 35' (assist: Meunier)

Dortmund won 4-1 in Seville on Matchday 3, but paid the price for a slow start as former Bayern Munich defender Tanguy Nianzou powered in a header from ex-Schalke midfielder Ivan Rakitic’s free-kick. BVB had fought back from 2-0 down to draw with Bayern at the weekend, though, and were level with 10 minutes left of the first half. Donyell Malen barreled forward on the counter, before laying the ball off to Bellingham. He continued his run into the box as he shifted the play out wide to Thomas Meunier, and duly applied the finishing touch via a deflection off Nianzou. The 19-year-old attempted to add a fifth Champions League goal for the campaign to his tally soon after, but sent his 20-yard strike over.

Edin Terzic introduced Raphael Guerreiro at the start of the second half, with teenager Tom Rothe making way at left-back. The Portugal international was straight into the action, driving a shot at a Sevilla defender. Mats Hummels looped the return ball onto the chest of Niklas Süle, who proceeded to thrash a volley on the turn straight at Bounou from range. Former Dortmund forward Adnan Januzaj blazed over, though it wouldn’t have counted due to an offside in the build-up. Gregor Kobel then made himself big to thwart Erik Lamela at point-blank range following a corner. Substitute Gio Reyna went on a mazy run in added time, but his effort went across goal and wide, leaving Dortmund on the cusp of qualification to the round of 16 with two games to go.

Match stats

  • Dortmund are second in Group G, with a five-point cushion on third. They need a point from their final two group games to be absolutely sure of their progress to the knockouts.
  • Bellingham has been directly involved in five goals (four of his own, plus one assist) in this season's competition. Only former teammate Erling Haaland has had a hand in as many.
  • The England international has five goals in 20 Champions League appearances - more than any English teenager in competition history.
  • Rothe, 17, made his full Champions League debut.
  • BVB have lost just one of their previous 10 games at home to Spanish opposition in the Champions League (W5, D4).
  • Sevilla have won only one of their last nine Champions League meetings with Bundesliga clubs (D4, L4), whilst failing to win on their last five competitive visits to Germany.

Teams

Dortmund: Kobel – Meunier (Schlotterbeck 83'), Süle, Hummels (c), Rothe (Guerreiro 46') – Bellingham, Özcan – Adeyemi (Hazard 71'), Brandt, Malen (Reyna 71') – Modeste (Moukoko 64')
Unused subs: Meyer, Wolf, Can, Passlack, Coulibaly, Papadopoulos
Out: Bynoe-Gittens (shoulder), Dahoud (shoulder), Haller (testicular cancer), Morey (knee), Reus (ankle)
Coach:
Edin Terzic

Sevilla: Bounou – Carmona, Nianzou, Marcao (Jordan 90'+1), Acuna (Alex Telles 71') – Jesus Navas (c) (Montiel 90'+1), Gudelj, Rakitic, Suso (Januzaj 59') - En-Nesyri (Isco 59'), Lamela
Unused subs:
Dmitrovic, Flores, Dolberg, Rafa Mir, Delaney, Gomez, Kike Salas
Out:
Rekik (hamstring), Tecatito (leg), Torres (ineligible)
Coach:
Jorge Sampaoli

As it happened

1 - 1

(1 - 1)

Dortmund
FINAL
Sevilla
Champions League
Matchday 4
Matchday 4 Signal Iduna Park
90'
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FULL-TIME! DORTMUND 1-1 SEVILLA

Bellingham's historic goal consolidates Dortmund's position in second in Group G. They need just a point from their final two games to guarantee their place in the last 16.
Full-time
90'

DOUBLE CHANGE

Jordan and Montiel are on for the final stages. Marcao and Jesus Navas make way.
90'

SUSPENDED

Özcan fouls Nianzou, and will now miss the City game due to an accumulation of yellow cards.
90'

Yellow card

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Salih Özcan
Salih Özcan
86'

WAHEY!

Carmona launches a speculative effort into row M, much to the delight of the 80,000 BVB fans in attendance.
84'

TALKING TACTICS

Süle moves to right-back, where he started the game against Bayern, with Schlotterbeck dropping in centrally alongside Hummels.
83'

Substitution

sub
Nico Schlotterbeck
Nico Schlotterbeck
sub
Thomas Meunier
Thomas Meunier
81'

INJURY

Meunier's pulled something. He can't continue. Schlotterbeck is being readied...
78'

HALF CHANCE!

Moukoko makes life uncomfortable for Bounou as the Sevilla goalkeeper tries, but fails, to stop Nianzou's clearance going out for a corner. Hazard sends it in, and Hummels heads over.
71'

Substitution

sub
Alex Telles
sub
Marcos Acuna
71'

DOUBLE CHANGE

Pace and creativity - can Messrs Reyna and Hazard unpick the Sevilla lock?
71'

Substitution

sub
Thorgan Hazard
Thorgan Hazard
sub
Karim Adeyemi
Karim Adeyemi
71'

Substitution

sub
Giovanni Reyna
Giovanni Reyna
sub
Donyell Malen
Donyell Malen
68'

GUERREIR-NO!

Guerreiro catches his attempt well from range, but Bounou is able to gather at the second attempt. Worth a go when your left foot is as razor-sharp as his.
67'

KOBEL TO THE RESCUE!

Dortmund are almost undone by another set piece as Nianzou directs Acuna's corner towards goal. Lamela controls in the six-yard box, but Kobel makes himself big to make a crucial block.
65'

BIG CHANCE!

Former Dortmund forward Januzaj steals a march on the Dortmund centre-backs, but balloons over with the goal at his mercy. An offside flag against Lamela, who provided the cross, spares his blushes.
64'

TEEN FOR VETERAN

Moukoko, who scored the winner from the bench in the Revierderby - and was on target as a starter against Bayern - replaces Modeste. He led a lonely furrow - the teenaged Moukoko should have more joy with his direct running.
64'

Substitution

sub
Youssoufa Moukoko
Youssoufa Moukoko
sub
Anthony Modeste
Anthony Modeste
59'

Substitution

sub
Isco
sub
Youssef En-Nesyri
59'

Substitution

sub
Adnan Januzaj
sub
Suso
52'

SÜLE ON THE TURN!

It's been all Dortmund since the restart as Guerreiro has a shot blocked. Hummels returns the ball with interest, with Süle controlling on the chest and volleying straight at Bounou from 20 yards. Lovely technique, but then he was a striker back in the day...
46'

ROTHE MAKES WAY

The more experienced Guerreiro is on at left-back for BVB. He scored against Copenhagen and in Seville.
46'

Substitution

sub
Raphaël Guerreiro
Raphaël Guerreiro
sub
Tom Rothe
Tom Rothe
Kick-off!
45'

HALF-TIME: DORTMUND 1-1 SEVILLA

Sevilla were rewarded for a bright start, but Dortmund grew into the contest and are back level thanks to that man Jude Bellingham.
Half-time
44'

BELLINGHAM WATCH

Bellingham harries Carmona, sliding in to block the Sevilla man's attempted clearance. He then lets out a roar of disapproval as the ball goes out for a goal-kick rather than a throw down by the corner flag. That's commitment, that's Bellingham.
40'

OVER FROM BELLINGHAM!

Dortmund play keep-ball, before shifting the tempo in the final third. Rothe slips in Brandt, who cuts a ball back to the edge of the box. Bellingham gets there first, but can't keep his shot down. He's been everywhere for the Black-Yellows.
35'

BELLINGHAM!

Four games, four Champions League goals for Bellingham - and with it Wayne Rooney's record for most goals in a single Champions League campaign by an English teenager. Malen starts the move with a driving run up the left. Bellingham arrives to move the ball out to the right, before continuing his run into the box and turning in the return pass via a deflection off Nianzou.
35'

Jude Bellingham

GOAL!

1 : 1
Jude Bellingham
33'

DENIED

Dortmund with a chance on the break through Malen. He tries to get it through to Modeste, but Nianzou gets in the way.
30'

NOT IN THE GROOVE

Dortmund are a touch over 40 percent in the possession stakes. When they do have the ball, it's typically passes across their own back line. Very un-Dortmund so far...
26'

PENALTY?

Boos ring out as Bellingham is bumped over in the penalty box by Carmona. He thinks it's a penalty, as do the home fans, but the team of match officials are unmoved.
22'

PLAN B?

Dortmund's intensity levels aren't yet what they were against Bayern at the weekend. They're struggling to contend with Sevilla's aggression on and off the ball. Terzic may already be thinking about how to roll the dice, as he did to such great effect in Der Klassiker.
17'

BVB CONCEDE

Dortmund trail to a goal from former Bayern defender Tanguy Nianzou. The Frenchman rises highest on the penalty spot to head Rakitic's in-swinging free-kick beyond the reach of Kobel.
17'

Tanguy Nianzou

GOAL!

0 : 1
Tanguy Nianzou
12'

CHANCE!

And it's Rakitic again. He's unmarked as a ball comes into the box from the right from Navas, but is leaning back and spoons over. Relief for BVB!
8'

PERMUTATIONS

Man City were held to a draw in Copenhagen in the group's earlier game, so BVB could climb to within a point of the leaders with a win.
5'

WARNING SHOT

Sevilla move the ball well, before former Schalke midfielder Rakitic pings one over from distance. BVB will know all about his talents.
1'

UNDER WAY!

Dortmund's home stadium is rocking as the game kicks off. Win today, and BVB will be through to the last 16.
Kick-off!

YOU'LL NEVER WALK ALONE

Not at Dortmund's 81,000 capacity Signal Iduna Park, anyway. A stirring rendition of the unmistakable football anthem...

SÜLE THE ROCK

Süle made his third Bundesliga start of the season against former club Bayern on Saturday, but has been involved in all of their Champions League fixtures from the off.

ROLLING BACK THE YEARS

There's been talk of a Germany recall for Hummels, ahead of next month's World Cup. Seeing how BVB have conceded three goals in 691 minutes with him on the pitch compared to seven in 478 minutes without him so far this season, Flick could do worse than take the 33-year-old defender - a World Cup winner in 2014 - to Qatar.
0:31
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WATCH: BELLINGHAM - IT'S ABOUT THE VIBE AND ENERGY

There was nothing soft about Dortmund's under belly as they hit back from the brink to hold Bayern. Bellingham, for one, hopes to use the Klassiker as a platform for the rest of the campaign.

FORTRESS SIGNAL IDUNA PARK

Dortmund have only lost two of their last 13 Champions League home games (W8, D3), and one of their last 11 matches in front of their own fans in the competition against Spanish opposition (W5, D5).

MORE ON THOSE TEAMS

Terzic makes five changes to the team that started the Bayern game. Gregor Kobel returns in goal, while Thomas Meunier and Tom Rothe come in for Nico Schlotterbeck and Raphael Guerreiro. Karim Adeyemi and Anthony Modeste - who scored a 95th-minute equaliser against Bayern - also get the nod. Emre Can and Youssoufa Moukoko make way. The returning Marcos Acuna is among the raft of changes made by the visitors.

DORTMUND STARTING LINE-UP

Kobel – Meunier, Süle, Hummels (c), Schlotterbeck, Rothe – Bellingham, Özcan – Adeyemi, Brandt, Malen – Modeste

DORTMUND SUBS

Meyer, Schlotterbeck, Reyna, Hazard, Guerreiro, Wolf, Moukoko, Can, Passlack, Coulibaly, Papadopoulos

SEVILLA STARTING LINE-UP

Bounou – Carmona, Nianzou, Marcao, Acuna – Jesus Navas (c), Gudelj, Rakitic, Suso - En-Nesyri, Lamela

SEVILLA SUBS

Dmitrovic, Flores, Montiel, Alex Telles, Dolberg, Jordan, Januzaj, Rafa Mir, Delaney, Isco, Gomez, Kike Salas

TERZIC WARY OF SEVILLA CHANGE

Terzic expects a different Sevilla after the Spanish club sacked Lopetegui within two hours of last week's meeting, before appointing Sampaoli in his stead. "This will change some things. We watched the [1-1 draw] against Bilbao. They changed the system three times at the weekend. We have to prepare for that," the BVB coach warned in his pre-match press conference. "But we have to concentrate on our strengths. We'll show one or two things from the first leg and from Saturday. If we can bring that back on the pitch, we have every chance of winning."
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CAPTAIN FANTASTIC

Bellingham set a stand-in captain's example with a goal and assist in Seville. The 19-year-old Kopa Trophy candidate has now scored in each of BVB's three Champions League games so far this season. He makes his 20th appearance in the competition today.
2:03
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WATCH: A CLASSIC KLASSIKER

Dortmund warmed up for Sevilla by coming from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 with Bayern in Der Klassiker.

OPERATION LAST 16

Dortmund took a big step towards the Champions League last 16 with their 4-1 win in Seville last week. The Black-Yellows are now second in Group G on six points - three behind leaders Man City, but five clear of Sevilla and Copenhagen. Victory today coupled with a City win over Copenhagen will send them through with two games to spare.