Champions Lge QF2: Dortmund 3-2 Juventus


A dramatic night at Signal Iduna Park was won from twelve yards out by Ivan Perisic with almost the last kick of the game. Level at one-all from last week’s First Leg in Turin, it was vital that Dortmund kept a clean-sheet, and to that end, they made two changes: Roman Weidenfeller back in goal, and Kevin Großkreutz providing some stability on the left.

All the best-laid plans went to pot when Claudio Marchisio converted at the near post following good work by Vucinic to get the cross in. The goal cancelled out Dortmund’s fortunate away goal at the Juventus Stadium, and meant that they’d need to score twice after the break in order to avoid extra-time.

Julian Schieber turned the game round with a pair of poacher’s finishes, both from Mario Götze deliveries. The first came when Götze picked-up a long ball from Buffon, lobbing the ball back into the box for Schieber to half-volley past the stranded ‘keeper. he then poked Dortmund in front when Götze’s free-kick went all the way through towards Buffon, but Schieber’s outstretched boot toe’d the ball home in the 78th minute.

All Dortmund’s hard work looked like it was for nought five minutes later when Sebastian Giovinco seemingly miss-hit a volley from a Pepe cross that wrong-footed Weidenfeller to level the tie at 3-3 on aggregate, but put Juventus ahead on away goals.

Two and a half minutes into the indicated three of stoppage time, and Andreas Beck lobbed a deep cross towards Ivan Perisic at the far post who was bundled over by Mauricio Isla. Penalty and a yellow card. Up stepped Perisic to smash the penalty past Buffon and send Dortmund into the final four.

BVB have been awarded £4m in prize money, and will play AC Milan on 23rd (home) and 29th (away) in the Semi-Finals. The other tie is between Barcelona and Manchester United who met in the 2011 final.

              Schieber 53, 78     Marchisio 15
               Perisic 90 pen     Giovinco 83
                                                 Att: 65,107
    Westfalenstadion, Dortmund. Gusty, Wet 10°C. Ref: S.Moen


       BORUSSIA DORTMUND                   JUVENTUS
 1. Roman Weidenfeller    7.1  |  1. Gianluigi Buffon (c)  6.3
 2. Andreas Beck          6.8  | 19. Leonadro Bonucci      7.0
 5. Mats Hummels (c)      8.2  |  3. Giorgio Chiellini     5.6
 4. Neven Subotic     [Y] 7.3  | 13. Davide Astori         6.0
 3. Marcel Schmelzer      6.9  |  6. Emanuele Giaccherini  6.8²
 6. Sven Bender           7.2  | 23. Arturo Vidal          7.2
11. Marco Reus            6.8² |  8. Claudio Marchisio [Y] 7.8
19. Kevin Großkreutz      7.0³ | 22. Kwadwo Asamoah        7.4³
10. Mario Götze       [*] 9.0  | 10. Sebastian Giovinco    7.9
 9. Robert Lewandowski    6.7¹ |  9. Mirko Vucinic         6.9
23. Julian Schieber       8.8  | 27. Fabio Quagliarella    6.3¹
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20. Mitchell Langerak      .   | 30. Marco Storari          . 
 7. Viktor Fischer         .   |  2. Lúcio                  .
 8. Ilkay Gündogan        7.0³ |  4. Martin Cáceres         .
14. Taye Taiwo             .   |  7. Simone Pepe           7.0³
15. Felipe Santana         .   | 15. Andrea Barzagli        .  
18. Moritz Leitner        7.0² | 32. Alessandro Matri      6.4¹
24. Ivan Perisic          7.0¹ | 33. Mauricio Isla     [Y] 5.5²

Match report by @realtimeFM:

[00] It’s poised at one-apiece from the first leg, so Dortmund know a clean sheet will see them through. Only kept one in their last twelve matches though, so we’re in for a cracker! The home side get us underway!

[03] Some committed challenges from both sides in these opening exchanges. Kevin Großkreutz, in his first appearance in seven matches, is everywhere. First shot comes from Arturo Vidal but Weidenfeller is equal to it.

[04] Dortmund have the first corner when Großkreutz has a cross turned behind. It comes to nothing.

[10] Götze sends a free-kick towards the far post, but Neven Subotic heads it wide.

[15] 1-0 JUVENTUS (1-2 AGG)! Mirko Vucinic intercepts a poor throw from Marcel Schmelzer and starts a counter-attack down Juve’s right-hand side. He plays a neat one-two with Quagliarella before finding Claudio Marchisio at the near post who slots it home.


[15] Juventus lead 2-1 on aggregate, and have matched Dortmund’s away goal from last week.

[17] Sebastian Giovinco sends a free-kick from 25 yards out wide of Weidenfeller’s goal.

[18] Arturo Vidal is temporarily off the pitch, receiving treatment. Sven Bender caught him with a firm challenge that went unpunished.

[22] Marco Reus does well to get by his man on the right, before bending a cross towards Lewandowski but he can’t get his header on target.

[23] Reus has an opportunity to lumop the ball into the box from a free-kick out wide. He sends it into the six-yard box, and Vidal heads it over his own bar. From the corner, Lewandowski powers a header towards goal that skims the crossbar.

[28] Kwadwo Asamoah and Fabio Quagliarella exchange passes as they stride towards the Dortmund back four, but Asamoah drags a shot wide after creating some space.

[31] Chiellini sends a huge throw into the six-yard box which causes Dortmund some trouble, Marcel Schmelzer clears off the line.

[36] Asamoah taking every opportunity to strike the ball towards goal, but he’s off-target again.

[44] Marco Reus wins the ball from Claudio Marchisio in the centre-circle and heads at pace down field, until he’s held back by a shirt-pull from the Juventus man, who’s rightly cautioned.

HALF-TIME: Borussia Dortmund 0-1 (1-2) Juventus (Champions League QF2).

[46] Both sides unchanged, we’re back underway.

[48] Juventus starting the second-half on top. Sven Bender is at full-stretch to deny Quagliarella a shot at goal from ten yards out after they beat the offside trap.

[53] EQUALISER FOR DORTMUND! Bonucci wins the ball and sends it back to his ‘keeper. The long ball upfield lands at Mario Götze who lobs it back over the top of the back four, Julian Schieber gets on the end of it and sends a half-volley past Buffon.


[53] 2-2 on aggregate!

[56] Robert Lewandowski gets up above the centre-backs to head towards goal from a free-kick delivery, but it drops wide.

[60] Quagliarella has time to get a shot away from 20 yards but it’s off-target.

[62] AC Milan have taken the lead at the Etihad through Robinho. That puts them 3-1 up on aggregate.

[63] Carlos Tevez strikes back within a minute, 1-1 at Manchester City now. Milan lead 3-2 over the two legs.

[63] Beck sends a cross in for lewandowski who flicks a header towards goal that loops over Buffon, but Bonucci gets it away off the line. Lewandowski landed awkwardly afterwards.

[64] First change for Dortmund¹: Ivan Perisic replaces Lewandowski (6.7).

[65] Perisic right in the thick of things as Julian Schieber nods a Beck cross down into this path, but Perisic puts it wide on the volley.

[66] Dortmund really going for this with the fresh set of legs. Perisic works the ball left for Kevin Großkreutz who cuts inside and tries to bend the ball round Buffon, but the keeper palms it away.

[67] Change for Juventus¹: Alessandro Matri replaces Quaglieralla (6.3).

[69] Second change for Juventus²: Mauricio Isla is on for Giaccherini (6.8), who has just won them a corner. Subotic heads the delivery behind for another. He clears the second one away.

[73] Another corner for Juventus, Mats Hummels heads a free-kick behind. Him and Subotic are winning everything in the air at the moment.

[74] Dortmund make their second change²: Moritz Leitner replaces Reus (6.8).

[77] Mario Götze wins a free-kick on the right-wing. Both the centre-backs go forward.

[78] 2-1 DORTMUND! It looked like it went all the way through, but the replays show that Julian Schieber gets a toe to the ball in between Isla and Buffon as both go for the ball, deflecting it over the ‘keeper’s leg to put the home side 3-2 up on aggregate.


[78] Juventus make their third change³: Simone Pepe is on for Asamoah (7.4).

[80] Ten minute for Dortmund to hold-on. An equaliser for Juventus would see them through.

[82] Two goals in a minute for AC Milan who are now 5-2 up on aggregate over Manchester City. Fernando Llorente and Rodrigo scoring for the visitors.

[82] Juventus are throwing everything at BVB, winning another corner when Vuciniv is played-in. Hummels makes a good covering challenge to put the ball behind.

[83] GOAL FOR JUVENTUS! Sebastian Giovinco may have just broken Dortmund hearts. The corner is cleared away for a throw-in which Isla takes quickly towards Pepe who bends it right into the area for Giovinco to catch on the volley, completely wrong-footing Weidenfeller.


[84] Juventus lead on away goals, 3-3 on aggregate. Dortmund MUST score.

[84] Dortmund make their final roll of the dice³: Ilkay Gündogan is on for Großkreutz (7.0).

[88] Allesandro Matri has a gilt-edged chance to wrap it up for the Italians. He beats the offside trap but sends his low shot inches wide as Weidenfeller comes out to close him down.

[88] Neven Subotic is cautioned as he catches Matri in the air.

[90] Three additional minutes.

[90+2] Juventus win a corner, their eighth of the game. Giovinco has his delivery cut out by Hummels and Dortmund belt the ball upfield but can’t get enough men forwards.

[90+3] PENALTY TO DORTMUND! Götze brings the ball forward, finding Andreas Beck on the right. He sends a deep cross in towards the back post where Ivan Perisic is bundled over by Mauricio Isla as he goes to hook the ball back towards goal, rght in front of the Assistant behind the goal. No hesitation from the Norwegian referee who points to the spot.


[90+3] Yellow card for Mauricio Isla for the foul.

[90+3] All the eyes in the stadium are on Ivan Perisic. Score from the spot to go through, miss and Dortmund are out, it’s that simple. He’s missed the only penalty he’s taken this season…

[90+3] 3-2 DORTMUND (4-3 AGG)! Ivan Perisic smashes it into the top left corner, and surely, surely has won this for the German side. Barely twenty seconds remain of the indicated stoppage time.


FULL-TIME: Borussia Dortmund 3-2 (4-3) Juventus (Champions League QF2).