Sevilla 2-3 Borussia Dortmund: results, summary and goals, Champions League last 16
Sevilla FC-Borussia Dortmund: as it happened
Real Madrid fans demand...
After the stunning performances of Mbappé and Haaland this week in the Champions League, Real Madrid followers are calling on Florentino Pérez to sign one or both of them. Alfredo Relaño takes a look at the situation:
Thanks for joining us tonight as BVB take a step closer to the next stage of the 2020/21 UEFA Champions League with a 2-3 win over Sevilla.
Advantage BVB but the tie is far from over and surely Sevilla cannot play that badly again.
FT All over in Seville. BVB claim a big win with three important away goals. The second win in Spain for the Bundesliga men.
Check over and no spot kick as the Sevilla manager is booked for protesting
Free for BVB and that surely is it. Too much, too little too late for Sevilla
Hitz saves as Diego Carlos drives a weak shot at the keeper
3 mins. of time to be added
Last minute of the game as Sancho almost finds the corner of the Sevilla net. Haaland carded for a foul on Navas
BVB change: Meunier on with Dahoud making way
Sancho fouled and Oscar set to be carded for the challenge
Another free for Sevilla in a dangerous area ...Oscar again to take.... A shocker from the former Leganes man as he drills the ball way over the BVB bar
Five left here in Seville. A more respectable scoreline for Lopetegui's men
Goooooooooool De Jong latches onto an Oscar free and just eases the ball past Hitz
Brandt has a go with an acrobatic effort which is high and wide. Sevilla still looking for a way through but it is certainly not the night for the men from El Nervion. As poor as I've seen them play all season.
Brandt also set to join the action for the visitors. Reus making way for BVB
Brandt also set to join the action for the visitors.
Switch for BVB: Guerreiro off with Passlack on
15 left here in the Andalusian capital. Sevilla still pushing and a 2-3 scoreline would give a glimmer of hope to the Spanish side but one feels that 1-3 would be a stretch to overcome.
Oscar to take the free kick. The ball almost goes in as the keeper makes a last gasp save pushing the ball onto the post.
Hummels first name in the book tonight as he fouls De Jong.
Oscar Rodriguez to enter the action with Jordan exiting
Bellingham shoots and Bono parrys, the ball falls to Reus but Haaland is offside
Dortmund happy to sit that bit deeper now and Terzic would be delighted to take this scoreline back to Germany for the second leg. March 9th is the date for the return leg, also at 21:00 CET.
Another poor final ball from Sevilla (Kounde the culprit this time) but a better showing from the LaLiga side in the second half albeit Hitz has yet to really be tested.
Sevilla strike after great work from Navas. Escudero forcing a corner as finally a ball is aimed at De Jong.
Sevilla need to be somewhat more direct.... En Nesyri got nothing in terms of service and the wingers and central player for the home side need to get some balls into De Jong.
On: De Jong, Munir & Torres - off Suso, En Nesyri & El Papu
Fernando sitting deeper now is level to Haaland and deprives the Norwegian as Sevilla still dominate possession-wise
De Jong, Munir two of the players sent to come on ... Oliver too posied to enter the fray.
Papu Gomez now sitting in a central role with Jordan and Gudelj alongside the Argentine
Changes imminent with Sevilla poised to make three switches
Sevilla need to up the tempo somewhat as their play has been very pedestrian and all too predictable all evening. En Nesyri has not had a look in all evening.
Good work from Papu as he drills the ball into the box and BVB defend. Brighter start from Sevilla now as they start to dominate the early stages of possession in the second half.
Another goal for the visitors one would feel would be a final nail in the coffin for Sevilla's UCL adventure.
Far from a vintage first half from the Croatian international in the first 45'.
Rakitic off for the Serbian international as Sevilla start the second half
A massively uncharacteristic performance from Julen Lopetegui's men in the first half as Gudelj is set to come on.
The teams are back on the pitch and Sevilla facing a major hurdle as they trail 1-3 .... three away goals for the German side!
The whistle sounds in Seville and it's Borussia Dortmund very much in charge as they lead 1-3 .... Two for Haaland after Dahoud drew the German side level. Suso putting the LaLiga side into an early lead.
Sevilla at 6s and 7s and gobsmacked .... as we saw with Barcelona last night, was it the overconfidence of going ahead early ?
Reus to Haaland and a great finish for the Norwegian.
We've yet to really see Rakitic and Jordan impose themselves as they have done in recent games as Haaland fires Dortmund into a 1-3 lead .... Tooooooorrrrrr !
Five minutes left in the half and Sevilla looking to find an equaliser as the LaLiga side now enjoying the bulk of possession with BVB pegged back.
Ball bobbles around the BVB box, Papu strikes and Diego Carlos heads into the arms of the German keeper as Reus almost sneaks in
Over half an hour gone and we've yet to see En Nesyri in action so far.... very, very limited service for the Moroccan striker.
Haaland delivers a ferocious left foot shot but this time Bono is alert to palm away the danger. Another BVB corner. The Bundesliga side good value for their lead it has to be said. Ten minutes remain as Hummels drives into the ground and another decent chance for the German side.
Patient from Sevilla now as they look for a way through following patient possession football. Despite some neat football, no opening in the wall of yellow and black.
A breathless half as we approach the 30 minute mark..... Sevilla go ahead and it would appear switch off ever so slightly .....Dortmund making it look easy to break down a Sevilla side that have been so strong defensively in recent weeks.
Haalandddddd strikes and puts BVB ahead.... Far too easy as Dortmund carve open the Sevilla side with a fine one-two with Sancho.
Akanji back on his feet and looking good to continue.
Dortmund with ten men momentarily as Sancho tries to weave into the box.
Danger as Dortmund break and Reus and Haaland combine with Navas happy to knock the ball out for a corner. Worry for BVB as Akanji seems to have picked up a muscular problem.
A real game on our hands now with Sevilla's turn to dominate possession as they look to re-group after the BVB goal. A crucial away goal for the German side.
Gooooooooooool. What a strike as BVB draw level..... Dahoud with an exquisite right foot drive to leave Bono with no chance.
Sevilla sitting deeper now and soaking up the pressure looking to strike on the counter.
Kounde breaks forward for Sevilla and drives a right foot shot just wide of the BVB goal. The Frenchman in a similar position from where he scored last week vs. Barça in the Spanish Cup.
Dortmund just lacking the final ball after some good work in the centre of the park. Yet to see Haaland on the ball for the visitors.
After a nervy start, Sevilla now looking composed and boosted by the confidence that an early goal affords.
Suso striking this time with his less strong right foot and the ball taking a wicked deflection to outfox the BVB keeper. An ideal start for the home side.
Suso pulled back by Can ... a card could have been awarded to the German intyernational and indeed would have been at a later stage of the game.
Looking forward to seeing Papu Gomez in his first Champions League start for Sevilla. He's looked excellent in his few starts for Lopetegui's men and has already found the net in the LaLiga game vs Getafe.
Bright start from the men in yellow as they dominate possession with Sevilla chasing shadows
Off we go in Seville. Just 1 win for BVB in Spain in all their 16 Iberian trips !
Reus and Navas exchange pennants.... This has all the ingredients of a fascinating tie between two hugely entertaining sides.
Sevilla in their all white with black socks, BVB in their iconic yellow and black
- 35 Hitz
- 2 Mateu Morey
- 13 Raphael Guerreiro
- 16 Manuel Akanji
- 15 Hummels
- 7 Jadon Sancho
- 8 Dahoud
- 22 Jude Bellingham
- 23 Emre Can
- 11 Marco Reus
- 9 Erling Braut Haaland
- 13 Bounou
- 12 Jules Koundé
- 20 Diego Carlos
- 16 Jesús Navas
- 18 Escudero
- 25 Fernando
- 10 Rakitic
- 8 Joan Jordán
- 42 Alejandro Gómez
- 15 Youssef En-Nesyri
- 7 Suso
A reminder of the teams for those joining us late....
Erratic recently from the Bundesliga side and worries now at the club about a place in the 2021/22 Champions League as the side languish in 6th place currently.
Sevilla flying at the moment. One of the form teams in Spain and looking good for a place in the 2020/21 Copa del Rey final after a 2-0 first leg win over FC Barcelona
With 15' to kick-off, here are the AS English predictions:
Fidel - SFC 2-1 BVB
David - SFC 3-3 BVB
Paul - SFC 2-0 BVB
Will - SFC 3-1 BVB
Dylan - SFC 2-3 BVB
Marco Rose confirmed as Dortmund manager for the 2021/22 campaign
Borussia Mönchengladbach issued a statement confirming head coach Marco Rose has decided to leave for Borussia Dortmund at the end of the season.
Plenty of absences for Dortmund ahead of tonight's clash with the likes of: Hazard, Burki, Piszczek, Rsschi, Schmeitzer and Witsel all absent for Terzic.
Tonight's match official is Dutch referee Danny Makkelie
The Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan looking majestic ahead of tonight's game
Jesus Navas is back in the Sevilla side after missing a couple of games through injury.... Papu Gomez sporting the No. 42 shirt with Carlos Fernandez (who recently moved to Real Sociedad) being the previous owner of that squad number for the Champions League.
Meanwhile, Borussia Dortmund are not having the same good fortune as their Spanish opposition, as they are sixth in the Bundesliga standings with 33 points, including 10 wins, three draws and eight defeats.
After their 2-2 draw at home to Hoffenheim last weekend they are six points behind Eintracht Frankfurt and Wolfsburg in third and fourth place, respectively.
Tonight's UCL clash comes at the right time for Julen Lopetegui’s men, as they have won their last nine matches in all competitions, conceding only one goal in that time (against Alaves in LaLiga).
Sevilla sit fourth in the domestic competition with 45 points, one behind Barcelona and seven more than Real Sociedad, and proved to be too strong together with Chelsea in Champions League Group E. Moreover, they beat Barcelona 2-0 in the Copa del Rey semi-final first leg, which puts them in the driving seat in the competiotion.
Sevilla's very own goal getter is Moroccan forward Youssef En-Nesyri, who has scored 13 goals this season including two hat-tricks in January after joining last year from Spanish minnows Leganés. The 23-year-old forward was also awarded the MVP in LaLiga for the month of January 2021.
All eyes in Seville tonight will be on BVB's Norwegian striker Haaland. The player has scored 39 goals since switching from RB Salzburg last year for 20 million euros ($24.22 million) and was courted by Manchester United before choosing the Germans.
United also chased his Dortmund team-mate Jadon Sancho, Dortmund's second most productive player this season with nine goals and 10 assists, but baulked at his reported 120-million-euro price tag.
Kick-off for tonight's Round of 16 UEFA Champions League action is at 21:00 CET.
Hello and welcome to our live Champions League coverage from the Andalusian capital as Sevilla FC face Borussia Dortmund at the Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan.