Dortmund 3-1 Juventus (Pre-Season Friendly)


            Borussia Dortmund 3-1 Juventus
                  Reus 11, 58     Volpi 45
                Großkreutz 86
                                           Att: 75,606
    Friendly, Signal Iduna Park. Dry 23°C. Ref: S.Glindemann

       BORUSSIA DORTMUND       |           JUVENTUS      
 1. Roman Weidenfeller    7.6  |   1. Marco Storari         6.3
 2. Andreas Beck          7.0  |   2. Leonardo Bonussi      7.0
 3. Marcel Schmelzer      6.7  |   3. Giorgio Chiellini (c) 5.3
 4. Felipe Santana        7.8  |   4. Davide Astori         7.0
 5. Mats Hummels (c)      7.0  |   5. Kwadwo Asamoah        7.0
 6. Ilkay Gündogan        7.0  |   6. Luca Marrone          6.6
 7. Sven Bender           7.3  |   7. Simone Pepe           6.8
 8. Mario Götze           7.6  |   8. Claudio Marchisio     6.9
 9. Viktor Fischer        7.0  |   9. Demiro Volpi          7.2
10. Robert Lewandowski    7.0  |  10. Allesandro Matri      6.3
11. Marco Reus            8.8  |  11. Sebastian Giovinco    6.9
-----------------------------     -----------------------------
SGK Mitchell Langerak     n/a  |  SGK Laurentiu Branescu    6.9
Sub Lukasz Piszczek       7.0  |  Sub Stephan Lichtsteiner  6.9
Sub Taye Taiwo            7.0  |  Sub Aurelio Aita           . 
Sub Marc Hornschuh        n/a  |  Sub Arturo Vidal          7.0
Sub Neven Subotic         7.0  |  Sub Fabio Quagliarella    6.9
Sub Lasse Sobiech          .   |  Sub Martin Cáceres         . 
Sub Roberto               n/a  |  Sub Gianluca Carfora       . 
Sub Moritz Leitner        n/a  |  Sub Andrea Pirlo           .
Sub Jakub Blaszczykowski  6.9  |  Sub Mirko Vucinic         6.7
Sub Kevin Großkreutz      7.3  |  Sub Andrea Barzagli        . 
Sub Ivan Perisic          7.0  |  Sub Mauricio Isla          . 
Sub Julian Schieber       7.0  |  Sub Emanuele Giaccherini   .

Live match report by @realtimeFM:

“Dortmund and Juventus are two very evenly-matched teams and I think a draw looks the most likely result.” – Paul Weiß, German Football Review.

Blaszczykowski is included on the subs’ bench. Could today mark his last appearance at Signal Iduna Park? Pirlo on the bench for Juventus. Interesting that Santana starts ahead of Subotic, maybe a fitness issue, you’d expect this to be BVB’s first-choice starting XI otherwise.

These two sides have played each other 7 times competitively, serving up 25 goals. Let’s hope for another 3 or 4 goal thriller tonight!

00′ Juventus get us underway here at Signal Iduna Park.

01′ Juventus win a corner inside 30 seconds, a long ball down the left is held up by Astori. Beck makes a challenge fairly for the corner.

02′ Dortmund counter from the corner, Lewandowski brings the ball down the left and crosses for Reus but Chiellini heads safely over.

02′ Götze picks out Beck at the far post with the corner but his header is straight at Storari who clutches the ball to his chest.

03′ Santana misses a clearing header and Matri is behind the back four. Hummels pushes him wide and forces him to drag his shot wide.

04′ Reus jinks past two and cuts into the box, Götze knocks the ball wide but Storari comes to collect Beck’s cross.

04′ Lewandowski holds the ball up on the edge of the D before finding Reus 10 yards out. Storari makes a great save at point-blank range.

CHANCE! Borussia Dortmund 0-0 Juventus (Marco Storari saves from Marco Reus 4′)

07′ Pepe has pushed Schmelzer right by the corner flag. Götze can get a dangerous free kick in from here.

07′ Corner. Short free kick to Fischer sees the young Dane’s shot deflected wide.

10′ Lewandowski controls the ball well and uses his strength to get past his man, before firing a shot wide from just inside the box.

11′ GOAL! MARCO REUS volleys a cracker past Storari from 15 yards. Götze chips into Beck who cushions a header down to Reus to slam home. 1-0!

GOAL! Borussia Dortmund 1-0 Juventus (Marco Reus 11′)

14′ Pepe gets past Bender and Schmelzer down Juve’s right, looping cross towards Volpi headed away by Hummels.

15′ Pepe sells Schmelzer a dummy and slips in Marchisio but he fires wide from 15 yards.

16′ Pepe concedes a corner, challenging Fischer after he’s fed by Götze. Lewandowski penalised for a foul on the ‘keeper.

25′ Both sides exchanging possession but no penetration into either final third of late. Dortmund 62% possession according to the stats.

29′ Penalty shout for Dortmund. Bonucci clatters Fischer, but neither penalty nor corner.

31′ Beck sends a great cross into towards Lewandowski who rises highest but powers his header narrow over the bar.

34′ Fischer coming more into the game now, two men challenge him for the corner. Juventus head away. Aerial strength at the back.

38′ BVB win another corner, finds its way to far post, bit of a scramble. Schmelzer goes down and the ball rolls past the post. Goal kick.

42′ Götze heads wide from inside the six yard box, Fischer whipped the cross in from the left.

45′ Right as the clock ticks 45:00, an equaliser for Juventus! DEMIRO VOLPI slots home a rebound after Weidenfeller parries Giovinco’s shot.

GOAL! Borussia Dortmund 1-1 Juventus (Demiro Volpi 45′)

45+1′ Half time and Juventus draw level right before the break. Dortmund creating more chances but not hitting target. 1-1.

Half-Time: Borussia Dortmund 1-1 Juventus (Friendly)


HT: No changes for Dortmund. Juventus have brought on Vidal and Vucinic for Marrone and goal scorer Volpi.

46′ Attendance today is 75,606. 30k more than were here for the Anderlecht friendly. Higher than 9 of BVB’s home league games last season.

46′ Vidal’s first contribution is to trip Götze. FK is about 25 yards out, towards the right of the penalty area.

46′ Reus beats the wall but Storari gets to his right and holds well.

48′ Change for Dortmund: Taiwo replaces Schmelzer. Like for like at left back. Bender just dropping back to protect the back four.

51′ Astori has a crack from the edge of the D, Weidenfeller makes a smart but comfortable save. Pepe offside from the rebound.

52′ Reus wins the corner off the legs of Chiellini. Lewandowski brought the ball forward well on a BVB counter.

58′ MARCO REUS slots home from close range for 2-1. Beck takes a quick throw, Götze gets to the goal line and finds Reus at the near post.

GOAL! Borussia Dortmund 2-1 Juventus (Marco Reus 58′)

61′ Lewandowski penalised for a foul on the Juventus keeper.

63′ Third sub for Juventus: Goalkeeper Storari is replaced by Branescu.

65′ Neven Subotic replaces Mats Hummels for Dortmund. Hummels gingerly walking off.

68′ Juventus conceding free-kicks on the left. Fischer causing problems.

70′ Two Juventus subs: Lichtsteiner and Quagliarella replace Pepe and Matri.

71′ Lewandowski, Reus and Götze are replaced by Großkreutz, Perisic and Blaszczykowski. Fischer goes up top.

74′ Quagliarella offering a lot of pace up front for Juventus. He wins a corner. BVB centre backs look like they’re not closing down.

76′ Fischer releases Blaszczykowski clear, he out paces the defender and was a gat save from the keeper. He can’t get the rebound on target.

80′ Vidal plays in Quagliarella, he’s shadowed to a tight angle and Weidenfeller makes a regulation save at the near post. Corner.

81′ BVB break, Kuba holds it up too long to release Fischer though. Ball eventually falls for Perisic. Shot charged down and deflected wide.

82′ Fischer slots ball a foot wide from six yards. Taiwo given freedom of the pitch down the left. Großkreutz flicked on and Fischer wide.

82′ Lukasz Piszczek replaces Andreas Beck at right back for BVB.

84′ Astori clatters Fischer just outside the box. Schieber replaces him before the free-kick is taken. No injury, already planned.

85′ Julian Schieber has the ball in the back of the net with his first touch but he’s offside from the free-kick whipped in by Perisic.

86′ Dortmund have won this surely. KEVIN GROßKREUTZ taps home from close range. Kuba makes a brilliant challenge on Chiellini and plays Schieber clean through. Branescu spills his shot but the ball falls kindly to Großkreutz who has time to take a touch and slot home. 3-1.

GOAL! Borussia Dortmund 3-1 Juventus (Kevin Großkreutz 86′)

87′ 3-1 is a familiar score between these two sides. This will be the 4th time in their 8 matches, including that 97 Champions League Final.

88′ Looks like BVB are ready to send on subs to replace the original starting players. Let’s see if time allows it to happen.

89′ Changes happens at a BVB corner: Langerak, Hornschuh, Roberto and Leitner replace Weidenfeller, Santana, Gündogan and Bender.

90+1′ One minute to play, offside decision thwarts a quick Juventus break.

90+3′ There’s the final whistle. We asked for four goals and we got them! BVB can be proud of this performance today. Reus was outstanding.

Full-Time: Borussia Dortmund 3-1 Juventus (Friendly)


BVB defended well today, clearing the lines well and denying Juventus any success from crosses into the box. A comfortable performance though the away side were strong out of the blocks in the second-half. It’s competitive action next week for Dortmund, away to non-league opposition in the first round of the cup. Juventus will have to lick their wounds and re-group ahead of hosting AC Milan.

A clean sweep in pre-season for Dortmund, 9 wins from 9 (plus two wins against the Dortmund U23 and U19 squads). Marco Reus and Ivan Perisic leading the scoring with 5 each.


Next matches:

  • 11 August:  Dortmund U23 v. Oly. Lyonnais Reserves (Friendly, Stadion Rote-Erde)
  • 17 August:  SSV Markranstädt v. Borussia Dortmund (Pokal R1, Stadion am Bad)
  • 18 August: Dortmund U23 v. Bayern Munich U23 (Friendly, Stadion Rote-Erde)
  • 24 August: VfL Wolfsburg v. Borussia Dortmund (Bundesliga, Volkswagen Arena)

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