Robert Lewandowski‘s first-half hat-trick saw BVB comfortably progress at the home of their fifth-tier opponents SSV Markranstädt this afternoon. Pouncing on a Gündogan flick-on in the opening ten minutes, Lewandowski cracked a close-range shot home, before adding two further goals in a five-minute spell before the half-hour mark. Match Report:
SSV Markranstädt 0-3 Borussia Dortmund Lewandowski 9, 25, 29 Att: 6,651 DFB-Pokal First Round, Stadion am Bad. Dry 22°C. Ref: F. Meyer
SSV MARKRANSTADT | BORUSSIA DORTMUND 1. Alexander Moritz 6.3 | 1. Roman Weidenfeller 7.0 2. Sven Werner 7.0 | 2. Andreas Beck 7.4 4. Matthias Buszkowiak ³5.8 | 3. Marcel Schmelzer 7.4 6. Thomas Kläsener 5.4 | 4. Neven Subotic 7.9 7. Theo Schwab ¹5.9 | 5. Mats Hummels (c) 7.4 8. Michael Lerchl 5.9 | 6. Sven Bender 7.2 9. Josef Kräupl ²6.1 | 7. Viktor Fischer 7.0 14. Christian Haufe 5.9 | 8. Ilkay Gündogan 7.7 15. Enrico Köckeritz 7.0 | 9. Robert Lewandowski ²9.5 19. Robert Scannewin 5.7 | 18. Moritz Leitner ¹7.2 26. Patrick Bick (c) 6.8 | 23. Julian Schieber ³7.0 ----------------------------- ----------------------------- 13. Fabian Lechner . | 20. Mitchell Langerak . 3. Sven Neitzel ¹7.0 | 10. Mario Götze ³6.8 10. Henrik Lange ³n/a | 11. Marco Reus ¹6.2 11. Heiko Ohneiser . | 14. Taye Taiwo . 12. Günther Vasic ²6.9 | 16. Lasse Sobiech . 16. Johannes Hasenkamp . | 19. Kevin Großkreutz . | 24. Ivan Perisic ²7.0
Live match report by @realtimeFM:
“I fully expect Dortmund to record an easy win. It wouldn’t surprise me if they were 2 or 3 up by half-time.” – Shai Swisa, worldsoccer.com.
00′ We’re under way as new BVB manager GS oversees his first competitive fixture. Just how competitive, though? Debuts for Fischer and Beck.
04′ Dortmund win the first corner of the game. Schmelzer given far too much room on the left to get a cross in, Köckeritz heads behind.
08′ First touch for Weidenfeller, short goal kick out to Hummels. BVB look happy and confident to just knock it around and make SSV chase.
09′ 0-1 BVB. Beck’s long throw is flicked on at the near post by Gündogan. LEWANDOWSKI chests down and volleys home.
GOAL! SSV Markranstädt 0-1 Borussia Dortmund (Robert Lewandowski 9′)
13′ Penalty appeal as Fischer goes down in the area, but the decision goes against the Dortmund man as he’s penalised for a push.
16′ SSV have dropped everyone behind the ball. With the BVB full backs pushing forwards, the hosts look like they’re hoping for a breakaway.
21′ Cheers already coming from the away end every time BVB complete a pass. Looking for an opening.
24′ BVB keep working ball into Schieber, who’s hounded by three defenders each time. SSV clear but leave men unmarked.
24′ 0-2 BVB. Leitner has plenty of time to knock the ball in towards LEWANDOWSKI who turns and shoots low from 15 yards.
GOAL! SSV Markranstädt 0-2 Borussia Dortmund (Robert Lewandowski 25′)
26′ In all the excitement of the second goal, SSV just had a shot from distance that went for a throw. No one troubled but a ballboy.
29′ 0-3 BVB. It’s a 20-minute hat-trick for LEWANDOWSKI. He gets two bites at the cherry but knocks from close range after good work from Schieber. His initial shot was saved by Moritz, but Schieber squared the rebound for him to complete his treble in front of the Dortmund fans.
GOAL! SSV Markranstädt 0-3 Borussia Dortmund (Robert Lewandowski 29′)
30′ Third goal looks like it takes a big deflection ofd Werner but you can’t deny Lewandowski from six yards. 3 goals in 8 pre-season starts, 3 in half hour today.
34′ Gündogan chips a lovely ball into the box for Fischer but the young Dane can’t get a touch to divert it home.
40′ Five to go before the break, BVB in total control even if slightly more conservative than we saw in pre-season. 71% possession. 0-3.
43′ We’ll generously chalk this one up as a shot. Haufe hits one from 30 yards that bobbles, bounces and skews twenty yards wide.
45′ One minute to be added on. Leitner looks like he took a knock in a challenge in midfield. BVB might protect him at half time.
Half-Time: SSV Markranstädt 0-3 Borussia Dortmund (DFB-Pokal First Round)
HT: Dortmund will make a change at half-time. Leitner replaced by Marco Reus. Attendance today: 6,651.
HT: Elsewhere, Stuttgart are EIGHT-NIL up at the break against Luckenwalde. I guess their Lucken has run outen.
HT: SSV have made two changes at the break – Vasic and Neitzel replacing Schwab and Kräupl.
46′ Second half is a-go-go! Will BVB sit back on this 3-0 lead, or will they put their fifth-tier opposition to the sword?
48′ Schieber knocks a header down beautiful for Lewandowski on the half-volley but he’s inches wide from 18 yards.
52′ Lewandowski replaced by Ivan Perisic to great applause from the travelling fans after his first half hat-trick.
60′ Werner clatters Bender on the wing. Perisic gets two attempts to whip the cross in. Schieber heads against the post. Corner.
66′ Schmelzer’s cross finds fellow full-back Andreas Beck at the far post who heads home only to be denied by a raised flag.
70′ Third change for Dortmund, Mario Götze replaces Julian Schieber.
73′ Bender stings the palms of Moritz from twenty yards. Schmelzer is having a great game on the left, getting forward at every opportunity.
77′ Marco Reus wheels away in celebration but the whistle goes from referee Meyer. Can’t spot an infringement myself. Was a great looping header by Fischer, Reus penalised for a foul on the SSV ‘keeper. Shame. Both deserved the goal for their work.
79′ Reus has a shot charged down which falls to Gündogan. He’s bundled over by Scannewin on the edge of the D. Dangerous area for a FK.
80′ Perisic curls it over the wall and it surely brushes the top of the crossbar. BVB staff already celebrating.
83′ Third change for SSV: Lange replaces Buszkowiak.
84′ Caution for Robert Scannewin after he pulls Götze back by his shirt.
87′ In case you were wondering, that Stuttgart game is now 12-0. Five for Johan Audel, four for Daniel Didavi.
89′ SSV have a shot on target! The ball is worked into Haufe who drills straight at Weidenfeller from 20 yards out.
Full-Time: SSV Markranstädt 0-3 Borussia Dortmnd (DFB-Pokal First Round)
What started out as a potential rout simmered out after the break, BVB comfortable enough to control the game at their own pace and tempo knowing the hosts didn’t pose any threat going forwards. A clean sheet will please manager Surman, though deep down we may have all been hoping for a greater number on the scoreboard come 5 pm.
BVB will collect £87,000 for their win today, but attention now turns to the Bundesliga opening fixture next Saturday. Dortmund travel to VfL Wolfsburg who put 8 past Lichtenberg yesterday.
“No surprises at all. We all said before the match that Dortmund should win comfortably and they’ve proved that here today with a winning margin of three goals.” – Gregor Wolf, GF Gazette.
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