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JAAAAA! #bvbnap 3-1 FT.— Borussia Dortmund (@BVB) November 26, 2013
Borussia Dortmund 3-1 SSC NapoliFULL TIME: Goals from Marco Reus, Jakub Blaszczykowski and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang hand Dortmund all three points in a must win match against Napoli. How important winning by two goals will be come the end of Matchday 6 is yet to be decided. Dortmund will still need to win in Marseille, but their destiny is still in their own hands.
Borussia Dortmund 3-1 SSC Napoli90+1’ Dortmund are wasting as much time as possible against Napoli, who appear to have given up the ghost in the Signal Iduna Park.
FC Steaua Bucuresti 0-0 FC Schalke 04FULL TIME: Schalke's game on the road against Steaua Bucuresti finishes goalless. A just result after both sides struggled for ideas in the final third.
FC Steaua Bucuresti 0-0 FC Schalke 0490+2’ Both sides are throwing caution to the wind, but are still failing to produce a clear-cut chance which would see either deserve to take home all three points. Basel have taken the lead over Chelsea so if it stays like this, Schalke will have to beat the Swiss side on home soil to ensure their passage into the last 16. Not the simplest of situations.
Borussia Dortmund 3-1 SSC Napoli86’ Henrikh Mkhitaryan goes on another solo run, but with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang dragging defenders in the opposite direction, can only hit the post from a tight angle with his eventual effort on goal. Dortmund earn themselves a corner as a result, but it leads to nothing. Napoli are certainly the most desperate side, yet BVB are doing well to keep them at arm's length.
14 - Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has scored his first goal in UEFA competition in his 14th match. Breakthrough.— OptaFranz (@OptaFranz) November 26, 2013
FC Steaua Bucuresti 0-0 FC Schalke 0485’ Time is running out for Schalke to get their all-important win. Steaua have definitely made life difficult for them, but you can still argue that the Royal Blues have been the best of a bad bunch. Substitute Julian Draxler is doing everything he can to change the game, playing in Adam Szalai, who's tame effort is easily saved.
Borussia Dortmund 3-1 SSC Napoli80’ That tweet (below) shows just how much this means to Dortmund. Lukasz Piszczek is about to come on for Marco Reus in an attempt to sure up the backline.
Borussia Dortmund 3-1 SSC Napoli78’ GOAL!: They've done it! Dortmund move two goals ahead for the second time in the game as Robert Lewandowski leads the counter before slipping the ball into Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who makes up for his earlier mistake by clipping the ball into the far corner with a delicate chip from a tight angle. Can the Schwarz-Gelbe hold on this time?
Borussia Dortmund 2-1 SSC Napoli75’ Napoli have Dotmund well and truly on the back foot after pulling a goal back, but it hasn't taken everything away from the hosts attacking threat as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is played through on goal. The Gabonese international seems to get caught in two minds in the one-on-one situation as Reina sticks out a hand to prevent the winger restoring BVB's two-goal lead.
FC Steaua Bucuresti 0-0 FC Schalke 0477’ Schalke have brought on Julian Draxler for Max Meyer. Steaua go very close to an opening goal though, as Tanase's free-kick clips off the post and behind for a goal kick. It didn't look like Ralf Fährmann would have got there in time. Close call for the Royal Blues.
Oh Mann. #bvbnap 2-1— Borussia Dortmund (@BVB) November 26, 2013
Borussia Dortmund 2-1 SSC Napoli72’ GOAL!: Napoli pull a goal back somewhat against the run of play. Higuain plays the ball through to Insigne, who demonstrated strength and pace before planting the ball beyond Roman Weidenfeller, who despite getting a touch, can't prevent the ball tricking in off the far post. This could lead to a nervous ending. Dortmund know they need to win by at least two goals to stand the best chance of progressing into the last 16.
Borussia Dortmund 2-0 SSC Napoli68’ Dortmund are sitting a little deeper having extended their lead, but Jürgen Klopp has just thrown on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in place of goalscorer Jakub Blaszczykowski to try and inject a bit more pace into his side's forward movements. Not a bad player to bring off the bench!
FC Steaua Bucuresti 0-0 FC Schalke 0467’ Yet another set-piece offers Schalke to take the lead, but after meeting Dennis Aogo's corner with his head, Jermaine Jones fails to find the target. It's not been the most electric of European in Bucharest it has to be said, but Jefferson Farfan continues to look the most likely to make something happen for either side.
Borussia Dortmund 2-0 SSC Napoli61’ GOAL!: And there it is! Dortmund finally extend their lead. Roman Weidenfeller rushes off his line to deny Higuain in a one-on-one situation and from the ensuing counter attack, Marco Reus breaks down the left before playing the ball into space for Jakub Blaszczykowski, who shows no fear in slotting the ball through the legs of the onrushing Reina. There’s no doubting BVB deserve the 2-0 lead, but can they add to it?
Borussia Dortmund 1-0 SSC Napoli58’ Dortmund are pushing forward in search of that second goal which will settle the nerves and are enjoying a really promising period of play that has done everything but produce a goal. Henrikh Mkhitaryan tries to go it alone with a fine solo run, but with other players better placed sees his shot plamed away by Pepe Reina. It's coming though...
FC Steaua Bucuresti 0-0 FC Schalke 0458’ Steaua's lack of composure in front of goal comes back to haunt them as they botch a clear chance to open the scoring against Schalke. Prepelita and Chipciu end up getting in each other's way at the end of a promising counter and though the ball is chipped over Ralf Fährmann there are defenders covering to clear the ball. The game is definitely opening up though.
Borussia Dortmund 1-0 SSC Napoli54’ Two chances in quick succession for the hosts as Marco Reus fires across goal and wide of the target, before Henrikh Mkhitaryan plays in Jakub Blaszczykowski only for the Pole's square ball looking for compatriot Robert Lewandowski to be cut out by Albiol.
Borussia Dortmund 1-0 SSC Napoli51’ The intensity of the encounter between Dortmund and Napoli has shown no signs of dwindling early in the second half. Both teams are still pressing high up the pitch, yet it's BVB who still look the more threatening side as they continue to attempt to break the visitors down on the counter attack.
FC Steaua Bucuresti 0-0 FC Schalke 0450’ Benedikt Höwedes goes close to an opening goal for Schalke, climbing highest at the back post to meet Dennis Aogo only to head wide of the target. That's better from the Royal Blues. It looks like head coach Jens Keller might have had a few choice words for his side following their lacklustre first-half performance. Sven Bender has indeed broken his nose. However, the make-shift centre-back has been given the all clear to continue. HALF TIME: Be sure to check out the official Bundesliga YouTube channel where you can see video like this one of the Borussia Dortmund fans producing a rousing rendition of the world famous song 'You'll Never Walk Alone':
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Borussia Dortmund 1-0 SSC NapoliHALF-TIME: Marco Reus's 10th minute penalty remains the difference between the two sides as they go in at the break following a throughly entertaining first-half.
FC Steaua Bucuresti 0-0 FC Schalke 04HALF-TIME: No goals yet in Bucharest where Schalke have been the slightly better side.
Borussia Dortmund 1-0 SSC Napoli44’ I think a 1-0 lead is plenty to cheer for Dortmund right now. They're not playing like a team in a so-called 'crisis', but are finding time and space at a premium in the Napoli half as Henrikh Mkhitaryan sees his shot from range blocked. At the other end Pablo Armero forces Roman Weidenfeller into a diving save.
Chancen! // Plenty of opportunities. Little to cheer. Yet. #bvbnap 1-0— Borussia Dortmund (@BVB) November 26, 2013
FC Steaua Bucuresti 0-0 FC Schalke 0442’ Schalke's first-half performance has exposed just how much they're missing Kevin-Prince Boateng and Julian Draxler. There's a lack of creativity and aptitude within the Royal Blue ranks and, though they've had eight shots on goal, none have truly threatened to open the scoring.
Borussia Dortmund 1-0 SSC Napoli38’ It's all getting a little bit heated in Dortmund. Raul Albiol joins Higuain in the referee's book for a reckless, from-behind challenge on Henrikh Mkhitaryan. Napoli players surround the match official to voice their displeasure and in the pushing and shoving the ensues, Pandev and Sebastian Kehl both pick up bookings of their own.
Borussia Dortmund 1-0 SSC Napoli35’ Henrikh Mkhitaryan is looking very lively for the Schwarz-Gelbe as the creative Armenian goes on a marauding run, helped by runners either side opening up the space, which culminates in him drawing a strong save out of Pepe Reina. Robert Lewandowski then once again passes up the chance to hand Dortmund a two-goal lead, shooting straight at the Spanish keeper in a one-on-one situation.
FC Steaua Bucuresti 0-0 FC Schalke 0432’ Minutes after an unsighted Ralf Fährmann produced a fine save to prevent Federico Piovaccari breaking the deadlock, Schalke have the ball in the back of the net. However, the was adjudged to have crossed the byline before Jefferson Farfan cut the ball back for Christian Fuchs to slot into the net.
Borussia Dortmund 1-0 SSC Napoli29’ OOOF! Napoli almost do just that as Jose Callejon dances his way down the right flank before smashing an effort across goal and off the far post. Jürgen Klopp's side are never one to settle for a one-goal lead, but the sooner that second goal comes to settle the nerves the better.
Borussia Dortmund 1-0 SSC Napoli26’ Roman Weidenfeller is called in action for the first time in the game as first Goran Pandev and then Gonzalo Higuain force the newly-capped German international to produce routine saves to keep his side in front. Napoli are going to have to do better than that to be Roman!
FC Steaua Bucuresti 0-0 FC Schalke 0425’ The snow is falling thick and fast in Bucharest where, much like their Matchday 1 encounter, Schalke are struggling to truly assert themselves on proceedings. Jefferson Farfan is providing a focal point for all their forward movements, with his pace looking to most likely to open the door for the Royal Blues.
Come on, Manni! #bvbnap 1-0— Borussia Dortmund (@BVB) November 26, 2013
Borussia Dortmund 1-0 SSC Napoli20’ Pepe Reina is at full stretch to deny Marco Reus finding the bottom corner with a sumptuous free-kick. The German international got it up and over the wall, but didn't have enough pace on the effort to beat the Spanish keeper. Meanwhile, make-shift centre-back Sven Bender has had to leave the field with what could be a broken nose. He's stuffed some cotton buds up there to stem the bleeding and looks set to continue once he changes his shirt.
FC Steaua Bucuresti 0-0 FC Schalke 0420’ It has been a very even encounter so far in Romania with neither side yet to carve out a clear sight of goal. Max Meyer and Dennis Aogo have both forced saves out of the Steaua keeper from half-chances, but it was nothing to write home about in truth.
Borussia Dortmund 1-0 SSC Napoli15’ Dortmund should be further ahead as Robert Lewandowski squanders a golden opportunity to extend the lead. Henrikh Mkhitaryan provides the inch-perfect pass to release the Pole in behind only to see him fire into the side-netting as he tried to find the top corner at the near post. This is a very strong start from BVB. Long may it continue.
Borussia Dortmund 1-0 SSC Napoli10’PENALTY + GOAL!: Dortmund's first corner of the game produces the opening goal in a way as Robert Lewandowski is manhandled inside the box, forcing the referee to point to the spot after a moments hesistation. Marco Reus steps up and sends Pepe Reina the wrong way, finding the bottom right-hand corner to give BVB the perfect start to this must-win encounter.
FC Steaua Bucuresti 0-0 FC Schalke 047’ Schalke and Max Meyer in particular have started brightly in the opening exchanges. Both teams seem to be getting a feel for each other, while Ralf Fährmann has enjoyed a few early touches, making his first start of the season in the UEFA Champions League.
Borussia Dortmund 0-0 SSC Napoli4’ As if the pressure on Dortmund wasn't already great. Arsenal FC have taken an early lead at home to Olympique Marseille. BVB are moving the ball well, but regularly coming unstuck against a Napoli side, who look to have taken a leaf out of Jürgen Klopp's book in that they're pressing with great intensity. KICK-OFF: We're underway in tonight's two fixtures. It's a big night for German football. Can they deliver? Let's find out! Sven Bender into the backline alongside Sokratis, while Erik Durm keeps his place at left-back for the injured Marcel Schmelzer. Elsewhere, club captain Sebastian Kehl returns to the fold partnering Nuri Sahin in holding midfield. The changes, however, haven't affected this gentleman's view of how proceedings will unfold, a 3-1 scoreline would be perfect for die Schwarz-Gelben this evening...
Kick-off - 10 mins: When FC Schalke 04 and FC Steaua Bucuresti met in the 2011/12 UEFA Europa League campaign it ended goalless in Romania. Steaua haven’t beaten German opposition since the 1957/58 European Champion Clubs' Cup first round, losing 14 games since then against Bundesliga sides. If The Royal Blues want to continue that run though, they’ll have to do it without Julian Draxler and Kevin-Prince Boateng, both of whom have pulled out due to late injury setbacks. Instead Adam Szalai starts up front, backed up by the trio of Jefferson Farfan, Max Meyer and Christian Fuchs. Elsewhere, Felipe Santana is preferred to Joel Matip at centre-back. One Twitter follower seems very confident of the Bundesliga sides' chances tonight... here to find out all the if’s, when’s and but’s of the possible group stage outcomes. CONFIRMED LINE-UPS: Borussia Dortmund - SSC Napoli Dortmund: Weidenfeller - Großkreutz, Sokratis, S. Bender, Durm - Kehl, Sahin - Blaszczykowski, Mkhitaryan, Reus - Lewandowski Napoli: Reina - Maggio, Raul Albiol, Fernandez, Armero - Behrami, Dzemali - Jose Callejon, Pandev, Mertens - Higuain CONFIRMED LINE-UPS: FC Steaua Bucuresti - FC Schalke 04 FC Steaua Bucuresti: Tatarusanu - Prepelita, Szukala, Gardos, Latovlevici - Bourceanu, Neagu - Popa, Chipciu, Tanase - Piovaccari FC Schalke 04: Fährmann - Uchida, Höwedes, Santana, Aogo - Neustädter, J. Jones - Farfan, Meyer, Fuchs- Szalai Kick-off - 40 mins: FC Schalke 04 picked up a 3-0 win over their Romanian counterparts on Matchday 1 of the UEFA Champions League. Tonight the Royal Blues could book their place in the first knockout round of Europe’s premier club competition for the second season in a row, but will have to rely on FC Chelsea beating FC Basel. Click here to read our exclusive preview. Kick-off - 45 mins: Click here to read our exclusive preview of Borussia Dortmund’s do-or-die encounter with SSC Napoli. Just three days on from their 3-0 defeat in der Klassiker against FC Bayern München, BVB are desperate to arrest their current slump in form, whilst exacting revenge on their Italian counterparts following a 2-1 loss on Matchday 1. Kick-off - 50 mins: Don’t forget to follow bundesliga.com on Twitter for LIVE updates on the scoreline, insights into all the major talking points and a whole host of other Bundesliga goodness.
@Bundesliga_GOAL BVB vs Napoli-3-1— TacticalRodgers (@TacticalRodgers) November 26, 2013