Jude Bellingham was among the goals as Borussia Dortmund consolidated second place in UEFA Champions League Group G with a commanding 4-1 win at Sevilla.
Sevilla 1-4 Borussia Dortmund
Goals: 0-1 Guerreiro 6' (assist: Bellingham), 0-2 Bellingham 41' (assist: Özcan), 0-3 Adeyemi 43' (assist: Moukoko), 1-3 En-Nesyri 51' (assist: Alex Telles), 1-4 Brandt 75' (assist: Moukoko)
Captaining Dortmund for the second time in as many games in the absence of Marco Reus, Bellingham was the architect of Dortmund's opening goal just six minutes in. The 19-year-old sprayed a stunning cross-field ball into the path of Raphael Guerreiro, who took aim from inside the area and fired home with the aid of a deflection. Alexander Meyer had to be alert to stop Youssef En-Nesyri equalising when one-on-one, with the Sevilla striker later having a red card overturned following consultation with the VAR. Youssoufa Moukoko had a shot charged down and Thomas Meunier blazed over on the rebound, before Meyer was called on once more to thwart En-Nesyri. Bellingham punished Jose Carmona's inability to turn in the ensuing corner with a stunning strike into the far corner. Less than two minutes later, Karim Adeyemi drove home on the rebound after Moukoko's initial shot had been saved.
Dortmund had the chance to add to their lead late in the first half, but Julian Brandt was off target when well placed in front of goal. Sevilla showed glimpses of fighting spirit early in the second period as En-Nesyri powered in a header from a corner to reduce the arrears. Yassine Bounou prevented Moukoko from restoring BVB's three-goal cushion from the restart, and was grateful to see the lively striker blaze over soon after. Substitute Donyell Malen shot wide from a tight angle, before Dortmund made the game safe. Moukoko was given all the time in the world to chip a cross onto the head of Julian Brandt, who glanced into the far corner, with the keeper rooted to the spot. Malen passed up the opportunity to add a fifth, while Meyer pushed Kasper Dolberg's unorthodox overhead attempt onto the woodwork in an entertaining finale. The win takes Dortmund five points clear of Sevilla ahead of next week's return fixture on home soil.
- Bellingham has scored in each of Dortmund's opening three fixtures in Europe this term.
- He is the youngest Englishman to captain a team in the Champions League.
- Moukoko produced a single-game brace of assists for the first time in his professional career.
- Meyer was making just his sixth appearance as a Dortmund player.
- Dortmund have won on their last two visits to Spain in the Champions League - both against Sevilla. They had won only one of their previous 11 away games against Spanish clubs in the competition beforehand.
- Although Sevilla are four-time Europa League and two-time UEFA Cup winners, they have never won the Champions League. Dortmund lifted the trophy in 1997.
Sevilla: Bounou - Jesus Navas (c) (Montiel 46'), Carmona, Kike Salas, Telles - Jordan, Gudelj, Rakitic (Delaney 68') - Isco (Gomez 68'), En-Nesyri - Suso (Lamela 46')
Unused subs: Dmitrovic, Flores, Nianzou, Pablo, Januzaj, Dolberg, Rafa Mir
Out: Acuna (muscular), Marcao (muscular), Rekik (hamstring), Tecatito (leg), Torres (ineligible)
Coach: Julen Lopetegui
Dortmund: Meyer; Meunier, Süle, Schlotterbeck, Guerreiro (Rothe 80') - Can, Özcan (Papadopoulos 85') - Adeyemi (Malen 64'), Brandt (Hazard 85'), Bellingham (c) - Moukoko (Modeste 80')
Unused subs: Kobel, Ostrzinski, Coulibaly, Passlack
Out: Bynoe-Gittens (shoulder), Dahoud (shoulder), Haller (testicular cancer), Hummels (ill), Kobel (muscular), Morey (knee), Reus (ankle), Reyna (muscular), Wolf (ill)
Coach: Edin Terzic
As it happened
What a superb win for Borussia Dortmund, the Bundesliga side bossing proceedings against their Spanish opponents. Guerreiro, Bellingham, Adeyemi and Brandt were all on target on a night to remember for Die Schwarzgelben, who cement second spot in the Group G standings behind Manchester City.
BVB ALMOST THERE
En-Nesyri thunders a shot miles over the top and that should be the end of this game.
Kike Salas goes right through Bellingham and the young Sevilla player is shown yellow. No doubt about that one.
Gomez has a go from downtown with a dipping shot that Meyer gets two hands to and pushes over the top.
DOLBERG HITS BAR
An overhead kick from Dolberg comes back off the bar and Sevilla are denied a consolation.
MODESTE'S BIG CHANCE
Substitute Modeste breaks clean through on goals but misses the far post by a whisker with his prodded finish. Great chance spurned by the former Cologne man.
With City thumping Copenhagen in the group's other game, the English Premier League team will top the Group G standings after tonight's action, with Dortmund now second in the standings on six points. Sevilla and Copenhagen are all the way back on one point apiece.
Malen drills a low, left-footed shot at goal from outside the box. Bono gets down to claw wide.
BRANDT AND ADIOS
That is well and truly that. Moukoko sits a terrific pass into the centre where Julian Brandt rises unmarked to direct a tasty header back towards the far post and in.
En-Nesyri is away down the right and the attacker whips an inviting ball across the six yard area. No Sevilla player can manage to connect.
MALEN HAS A GO
Malen beats two players, drives wide, sits the keeper on his backside and then whips a rising shot off target.
Özcan goes into the referee's notebook for a bit of afters.
Lamela is booked for a foul on Ozcan.
TELLES OFF TARGET
Alex Telles jumps with Meunier but the Portuguese full back can't direct his header on target and the home fans give out a collective groan.
The visitors are just trying to take the sting out of this Sevilla fightback. Bellingham holds onto the ball, turning this way and that. Eventually Moukoko breaks free and pops a shot over the bar.
TELLES OFF TARGET
Alex Telles takes a pass from Lamela and drives one first time towards the far post. The ball fizzes just past the upright. Meyer would have been beaten there. The crowd are sensing something here.
Guerreiro takes a whack and needs to come off momentarily. The Portuguese full back takes a few deep breaths, hands on knees, and then jogs back on.
Straight back up the other end and BVB have a chance to extend their lead. Moukoko pulls the trigger after a mazy run but Bono makes the block.
SEVILLA HIT BACK
En-Nesyri jumps highest to head a corner from the left past Meyer and Sevilla have a lifeline.
Sevilla are searching for a way back into this game but BVB are oozing confidence at the moment. This already has the feel of a friendly, such is the extent of Dortmund's lead.
AWAY WE GO AGAIN
Sevilla kick off the second half ...
AMAZING. Dortmund are on their way to three points at the Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan following a stylish first half performance. Jude Bellingham has been simply outstanding, assisting Guerreiro's fabulous opener and scoring a terrific second. Karim Adeyemi's third looks to have put this one to bed.
BRANDT OFF TARGET
Julian Brandt had 4-0 at his feet, but the Dortmund attacker fires off target. Sevilla have well and truly collapsed.
What is happening?! BVB are in heaven here in southern Spain. The men in Black-and-Yellow pour forward again and when the keeper blocks Moukoko's shot, Adeyemi is there to slam home number three!
JUDE BELLINGHAM ! Are you kidding us? What a superb goal from BVB's marauding midfielder. He picks up possession o the left and jogs towards goal. From inside the area, he decides to cut outside and subsequently prods an expert finish into the far corner. That's just wonderful.
Meyer saves brilliantly from En-Nesyri before Carmona misses an unreal chance when right in front of goal. BVB hanging on a bit here as the home fans roar their team back into this one.
Adeyemi gets through on the left and drives a low shot across goal and wide. This is a great spell for the visitors.
How are Dortmund not 2-0 up? The Black-and-Yellows break and suddenly it looks like Terzic's men are lining up to score. Moukoko has a shot blocked before Adeyemi cuts back for Meunier, who blasts off target.
CHANCES AT A PREMIUM
No big chances since that non-sending off incident as both teams calmly pass the ball around when in possession. BVB are very much sitting pretty here as they target a second win in the group.
SEVILLA ALMOST WITH TEN MEN
Dortmund break and look like they are going to be in on goal. En-Nesyri fouls Özcan and the referee brandishes a red card in the direction of the Sevilla man! But wait, VAR has spotted a foul by Adeyemi on Silva in the build up and the red card is rescinded. A let off for Sevilla there.
SUSO SET PIECE
Guerreiro gives up a cheap foul on the edge of the Dortmund box, dumping Soso to the floor. Suso's subsequent free kick hits Süle and flies wide.
Bellingham with a driving run forward gets into a very dangerous position. The England international's final pass for Moukoko is hit just too strongly and the ball dribbles out for a goal kick.
Isco reaches back and connects with a cross from the right. The attacker's glancing header bounces up into the hans of Meyer.
In insane double save from Meyer helps to keep the visitors in front. The BVB shot stopper first denies En-Nesyri and then stops from the same player who looks to score from the rebound.
BVB LEAD !
What a start for Dortmund !!! A formidable pass all the way across the pitch from Bellingham reaches Guerreiro who controls and then slams an unstoppable shot past the 'keeper for 1-0. That was a fantastic goal.
From the subsequent free kick, the ball lands on the head of Süle, who can only nod wide when brilliantly placed. That was a big chance for the visitors.
Interesting night ahead of Sevilla defender Gudelj, who is already in the book for a heavy challenge on Adeyemi.
AWAY WE GO !
It's a beautiful night in the south of Spain and we're underway in the UEFA Champions League ! Drama guaranteed here.
BVB TEAM NEWS
Edin Terzic has opted for a couple of changes to the team that started the weekend defeat against Cologne. Emre Can and Youssoufa Moukoko make it in from the get-go with Donyell Malen and Anthony Modeste dropping to the bench.
Kobel, Ostrzinski, Coulibaly, Papadopoulos, Passlack, Rothe, T. Hazard, Malen, Modeste
DORTMUND STARTING XI
Meyer - Meunier, Süle, Schlotterbeck, Guerreiro - Can, Bellingham, Özcan, Adeyemi, Brandt - Moukoko
Dmitrovic, Flores, Montiel, Nianzou, Pablo, Delaney, Gomez, Januzaj, Dolberg, Lamela, Rafa Mir
SEVILLA STARTING XI
Bono - Jesus Navas, Carmona, Kike Salas, Alex Telles - Gudelj, Jordan, Rakitic, Suso, Isco - En-Nesyri
TERZIC WARYBorussia boss Edin Terzic has played down the fact that Sevilla have endured a poor start to their domestic and European campaigns, the visiting coach insisting, "If we give anything less than 100 percent, we'll lose." BVB's coach added: "Sevilla have huge potential. They have been one of the most successful clubs in Europe over the last ten years. We are prepared for a team at the top of their game. We have the utmost respect for the club, for the team, for the coach."
BVB IN THE MIX
Dortmund are currently second in Group G, three points behind leaders Manchester City, against whom Die Schwarzgelben lost 2-1 on Matchday 2. BVB have three points on the board following their 3-0, Matchday 1 win against Copenhagen. Sevilla, meanwhile, are bottom of the section on goals difference with one point.
Welcome to tonight's Champions League coverage from Spain, where Sevilla meet the Bundesliga's own Borussia Dortmund! This Group G game promises to be an absolute belter, and you can follow all of the action right here with us from 21:00 CET.