DFB-Pokal: Heidenheim 0-2 Dortmund (R2)

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Neven Subotic and Mats Hummels headed home second-half goals from corners as Dortmund comfortably strode into the last sixteen of the DFB-Pokal with victory at FC Heidenheim this afternoon. Surman made six changes from the side who started the 7-5 win at Bochum on Wednesday, recalling Weidenfeller, Hummels and Koch, and giving starts to Katsouranis, Gündogan and Götze who all started on the bench last time out.

gotzeThere was an early injury scare for Mario Götze, who was taken off after quarter of an hour for precautionary reasons when he looked groggy following a collision with an opponent, but there’s been no repercussions and he should feature at Arsenal next week.

A goalless first-half passed with Dortmund soundly in control, but without having made the breakthrough. That came five minutes after the break though, when Neven Subotic arrived at the near post to power a header home. Eight minutes later and Mats Hummels repeated the move and Dortmund had a comfortable two-goal lead.

That’s how it stayed, despite late chances for both sides, and Dortmund will travel to Erzgebirge Aue in the Third Round.

Chelsea manager Luciano Spalletti was seen at the match, with media speculating that he was taking a closer look at Ilkay Gündogan.


                FC HEIDENHEIM 0-2 BORUSSIA DORTMUND 
                                  Subotic 50
                                  Hummels 58
                                                   Att: 10,000
 DFB-Pokal R2, Voith-Arena. Breezy/Drizzle, 9°C. Ref: F.Zwayer

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        FC HEIDENHEIM                   BORUSSIA DORTMUND    
34. Frank Lehmann         6.8  |  1. Roman Weidenfeller   7.1
 4. Dennis Malura         7.0  | 22. Julian Koch          6.8²
 5. Matthias Langkamp     5.8³ |  4. Neven Subotic    [*] 8.6
19. Christian Eggert      6.8  |  5. Mats Hummels (c)     8.5
 3. Christoph Martschinko 5.6  |  3. Marcel Schmelzer     7.6
10. Andreas Spann         6.8  |  8. Ilkay Gündogan       6.7³
17. Richard Weil          7.0  | 28. K.Katsouranis    [Y] 7.0
26. Marcel Titsch-Rivero  7.8  | 10. Mario Götze          n/a¹
 7. Marc Schnatterer (c)  6.9  |  7. Viktor Fischer       6.9
 9. Nicolai Groß          7.0¹ | 11. Marco Reus           8.0
11. Patrick Mayer         5.9² | 23. Julian Schieber      6.2
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12. Marvin Schwäbe         .   | 20. Mitchell Langerak     .
 2. Ingo Feistle           .   |  2. Andreas Beck         7.0²
15. Florian Krebs          .   | 15. Felipe Santana        .
18. Fabian Herchenhan     6.6³ | 18. Moritz Leitner       7.0³
21. Tobias Rühle          6.7¹ | 19. Kevin Großkreutz     7.0¹
22. Marc Endres           7.0² | 24. Ivan Perisic          .
25. Sascha Marquet         .   | 26. Dennis Praet          .

Match report by @realtimeFM:

“Dortmund have got to be favourites for this one. This Heidenheim side just don’t impress me and I think BVB should win comfortably. The absence of Tim Göhlert will hit the home side hard.” – Paul Weiß, Football Review.

[00] Heidenheim, six points clear at the top of the third division, kick-off against Dortmund, six points clear at the top of the first.

[01] Eggert hacks away the ball from inside ther home side’s six-yard box after Götze skins his man and gets a cross in.

[02] Marstchko puts the ball behind for a corner to Dortmund. Schieber’s header is held by the ‘keeper.

[04] Second corner to Dortmund. Götze’s cross headed behind. Hummels attacks the ball but it’s cleared away.

[07] Götze whips in a fantastic cross, but Viktor Fischer is penalised for his aerial challenge at the far post.

[08] Neven Subotic makes a heavy, but fair, challenge on Nicolai Groß. The Heidenheim man doesn’t look like he’ll be able to continue.

[09] Schmelzer deflects the ball behind for Heidenheim’s first corner. Subotic heads the delivery away.

[11] Mario Götze seems to have picked up a knock making a challenge.

[13] Substitution¹ for Dortmund: Kevin Großkreutz replaces Mario Götze (6.6). Reus moves out right, Fischer partners Schieber up top.

[16] Julian Schieber has had a couple of efforts in the last minute or so, both well wide from distance.

[17] Richard Weil fouls Viktor Fischer on the left wing, Dortmund have their two centre-backs in the box. Reus gets it round the wall but it’s cleared away.

[19] Katsouranis has a go from 25 yards, it’s tipped round the post acrobatically. Titsch-Rivero closes Schieber down as Dortmund play it short and clears.

[21] Dortmund clear a Heidenheim corner and break quickly but Julian Koch’s cross is overhit.

[23] Nicolai Groß is still on the park, but is receiving treatment a second time after he collides with Mats Hummels.

[32] Katsouranis and Weil are having a fantastic battle in midfield today.

[34] Schnatterer takes the ball all the way down the left after Heidenheim clear a Dortmund free-kick, but his cross is gathered by Weidenfeller.

[36] Dennis Malura gives away a free-kick right on the edge of the penalty arc after a good run from Viktor Fischer. Marco Reus will have a go at goal here. Ohh, it’s inches over the top!

[41] Schnatterer has Heidenheim’s first effort on goal but his drive from the edge of the box is always heading wide.

[45] We’ll have an additional four minutes in this first half after a number of stoppages.

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HALF-TIME: FC Heidenheim 0-0 Borussia Dortmund (DFB-Pokal Second Round)

[HT] Two changes at the break for Dortmund: Andreas Beck and Moritz Leitner replace Julian Koch (6.8) and Ilkay Gündogan (6.7). Both players have taken knocks apparently.

[HT] Heidenheim have made a change too: Tobias Rühle has come on for Nikolai Groß (7.0).

[48] Great save by Weidenfeller to tip the ball over the top from Schnatterer’s header. The corner is cleared away.

[51] 1-0 DORTMUND! There’s the opening goal, and it comes from Dortmund’s fourth corner of the game. Marco Reus curls it in to the near post and Neven Subotic heads home his second goal of the season.

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[53] Heidenheim heads haven’t gone down, they win a corner themselves.

[55] Rühle tries a dipping volley but it drops a yard wide of Weidenfeller’s left post.

[57] A Marco Reus corner is headed away but only as far as Julian Schieber who hits a half-volley from ten yards out that draws a remarkable save from Frank Lehmann.

[58] 2-0 DORTMUND! BVB double the lead from the corner through Mats Hummels. He meets the delivery at the near post and his header crashes home off the angle of post and bar.

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[58] Heidenheim make their second change² in the light of Dortmund’s second goal: Marc Endres replaces Patrick Mayer (5.9).

[60] Marco Reus bends a free-kick round the wall but it’s two yards wide.

[70] Today’s attendance is announced as a completely full-house of 10,000. Heidenheim’s first sell-out of the season.

[74] Third change³ for the hosts: Fabian Herchenhan comes on for Matthias Langkamp (5.8).

[83] Not much to report from the last ten minutes. Heidenheim have had a spell of possession but haven’t created any chances. Dortmund comfortable with their lead.

[84] Fischer lays a ball back for Reus to strike from the edge of the area, it’s a good save from the Heidenheim ‘keeper.

[89] Kostas Katsouranis catches Richard Weil late in the air and becomes the first player to get a yello card.

[90] Two additional minutes.

[90] Great chance for Weil when the ball gets pulled back to him 15 yards out but he gets under the shot and lifts it well over the bar.

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FULL-TIME: FC Heidenheim 0-2 Borussia Dortmund (DFB-Pokal Second Round)

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