Everton 0-6 Borussia Dortmund (Friendly)


BVB inflicted the biggest defeat of Steve Bruce’s seven months in charge at Everton, and despite tonight just being a friendly, Toffees fans may well be worried ahead of a Premier League campaign where they only stayed-up on goal difference last year.

BVB started with Heinz Lindner in goal against his former club, and the hosts mirrored the gesture by starting Taye Taiwo at left-back after he went in the opposite direction last month.

Cimo Röcker and Lars Bender were the other two players to retain their spots in the starting XI from Saturday win at Southampton, with Surman continuing to rotate his squad during the friendlies schedule.

Robert Lewandowski and Dennis Praet scored goals within 97 seconds of each other as BVB went 2-0 up by the 12th minute, the former involved in both, with Viktor Fischer creating the opportunity for the first.

In truth, Dortmund restricted the hosts who offered nothing throughout, and ten minutes after Praet’s strike, were 3-0 up when the young Belgian sent Mario Götze clean through, with predictable results.

Half-time subs Marco Reus and Ivan Perisic combined two minutes after the break to make it four, and the Croatian midfielder had his second soon after when he volleyed home a cross from man-of-the-match Lars Bender. Julian Schieber was gifted a sixth, before BVB played out a clean sheet.

                      EVERTON 0-6 BORUSSIA DORTMUND
                                  Lewandowski 10
                                  Praet 12
                                  Götze 21
                                  Perisic 48, 56
                                  Schieber 64

                                                    Att: 31,121
   English Tour. Goodison Park, Liverpool. Breezy, Drizzle 11°C


                      MATCHDAY TEAMSHEETS

          SOUTHAMPTON          |        BORUSSIA DORTMUND
 1 Jan MUCHA              6.4  |  1 Heinz LINDNER           7.2
 2 Tony HIBBERT           5.7  |  2 Andreas BECK            8.0
 3 Taye TAIWO             5.2  |  3 Cimo RÖCKER             7.6
 4 Shane DUFFY            5.6  |  4 Neven SUBOTIC           8.0
 5 Phil JAGIELKA (c)      5.1  |  5 Mats HUMMELS (c)        8.3
 6 John HEITINGA      [Y] 6.6  |  6 Lars BENDER         [*] 8.8
 7 Steven PIENAAR         5.8  |  7 Sven BENDER             7.7
 8 Darron GIBSON          5.7  |  8 Robert LEWANDOWSKI      8.1
 9 Darren TURNER          5.7  |  9 Viktor FISCHER          7.0
10 Jan CHRAMOSTA          6.2  | 10 Dennis PRAET            8.3
11 Bryan OVIEDO           6.7  | 11 Mario GÖTZE             7.5
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12 Tim HOWARD (GK)        6.4  | 12 Roman WEIDENFELLER (GK) 6.8
14 Ben McLAUGHLIN         7.0  | 14 Marcel SCHMELZER        7.0
15 Stephen KELLY          5.8  | 15 Julian KOCH             6.8
16 ANDERSON               5.8  | 16 Felipe SANTANA          6.8
17 Jake GIBSON            6.1  | 17 Hervé MATTHYS           6.8
18 Ahmed FATHI            6.7  | 18 Ilkay GÜNDOGAN          7.0
19 Kaspars GORKSS         5.5  | 19 Ivan PERISIC            8.7
20 Kevin MIRALLAS          .   | 20 Chris LÖWE               . 
21 Andreas CORNELIUS      7.0  | 21 André SCHÜRRLE          7.0
22 Luke GARBUTT           5.9  | 22 Marco REUS              7.0
23 Dane HARPER             .   | 23 Kevin GROßKREUTZ        6.8
24 George GREEN           6.7  | 24 Julian SCHIEBER         7.3

Match report by @realtimeFM:

[00] The visitors get us going here at Goodison Park! Heinz Lindner and Taye Taiwo both playing against their former clubs. Chramosta and Turner both start up-front for Everton, first time that their new strike-force partner each other.

[05] Scrapping opening exchanges so far, play being contained in the middle.

[08] Jan Chramosta turns Subotic as he runs on to Gibson’s through-ball, but Lindner makes a save from fifteen yards out.

[10] Everton 0-1 Borussia Dortmund: The visitors go in front through Robert Lewandowski. Fischer nods down Götze’s ball into the box and Lewandowski sweeps it home on the half-volley from sixteen yards out.


[12] Mario Götze almost makes it two as Everton gift their opponents possession straight from the kick-off. Götze goes past three and pulls the trigger from just inside the box, but Duffy gets a block in.

[12] Everton 0-2 Borussia Dortmund: It IS two! Taiwo can’t beat Beck to Duffy’s clearance and the Dortmund right-back swings it in towards Lewandowski, he pulls it back to Dennis Praet on the penalty spot who finds the bottom corner. 97 seconds between the goals.


[14] Darren Turner has a speculative effort from fully 35 yards out, with predictable consequences. Lindner retrieves the ball from the stand behind him.

[16] First corner goes to the visitors when they counter quickly and Taiwo has to clear a Fischer cross behind his own goal. Praet finds Subotic with the in-swinging delivery but the shot fires across the face of goal.

[18] Chramosta looks great holding up the ball, then turning his man. He again gets the better of Subotic but is forced to shoot from outside the box and Lindner gathers cleanly.

[21] Everton 0-3 Borussia Dortmund: Dennis Praet is given room to bring the ball forwards into the final third, before he clips it over the top to Mario Götze who beats his man and drives low past Mucha.


[25] Chramosta drives to the bye-line and crosses, but no one is up with him and it’s an easy claim by Lindner.

[30] John Heitinga is cautioned after his hard challenge on Praet, right in front of the Assistant.

[35] Heitinga is on hand to clear off the line as Beck’s cross evades Mucha and looks like it’s about to drop into the goal. Dortmund hitting Everton quick on the break every time. Dennis Praet and Lars Bender at the heart of most moves.

[35] Chramosta looks in two minds whether to blast or chip as Lindner comes out to meet him, in the end he manages neither and his effort sails wide.

[36] Lewandowski has a similar effort at the other end.

[38] Gibson brings down Götze 30 yards from goal. Praet tries to clip the free-kick over the wall but it drops wide.

[39] Pienaar wins Everton their first corner, Röcker making a good challenge to put the ball behind. Oviedo has hit corner intercepted by Sven Bender and BVB clear.

[41] Mats Hummels fortunate to escape a booking after he goes through the back of Turner. Stern lecture from the Referee.

[45] Oviedo is getting no change from Beck this evening, not once has he gone past him.

HALF-TIME: Everton 0-3 Borussia Dortmund (Friendly)


[HT] Two subs for the hosts: Jake Gibson and George Green are on for Oviedo and Chramosta.

[HT] BVB have made three changes at the break, replacing their attacking midfield line of Fischer, Praet, and Götze with Schürrle, Perisic, and Reus respectively.

[46] Everton kick-off. Attendance tonight is 31,121.

[47] Schürrle hits a long-ball forward that Perisic nods down for Röcker. The young defender takes a touch 25 yards out but doesn’t get a shot away before he’s crowded out.

[48] Everton 0-4 Borussia Dortmund: Classic counter attack, and Everton look in big trouble. Taiwo runs into Lars Bender who quickly gets the ball upto Lewandowski on halfway. He finds Reus who plays it perfectly for Ivan Perisic to run on to, bring it inside the box and smash past Mucha.


[48] Everton make a third sub: Anderson is on for Duffy.

[53] Sven Bender has a sight of goal from 30 yards but gets under it too much and it sails into the Park End.

[54] Five more changes for Everton, off go Mucha (GK), Hibbert, Taiwo, Pienarr, and Turner, to be replaced by Howard (GK), Kelly, Fathi, Gorkss, and Garbutt.

[56] Everton 0-5 Borussia Dortmund: Sven Bender’s long-ball is chased down by his brother Lars who is forced wide by Jagielka, but he plays a neat one-two with Reus before crossing to Ivan Perisic at the near post who volleys his second goal past Howard.


[57] Trio of subs for BVB: Röcker, Sven Bender, and Lewandowski are replaced by Schmelzer, Gündogan, and Schieber respectively.

[64] Everton 0-6 Borussia Dortmund: Dear oh dear, the hosts shoot themselves in the foot in spectacular fashion. Kelly inexplicably chases a long-ball over the top that was sailing out, playing it across his own goal. Howard slices his clearance, and Julian Schieber ends up with a tap-in. Six-nil.


[68] Dortmund look like they’re readying the rest of their subs for the final twenty minutes. Their next match is the DFL-Supercup on Saturday, so with a trophy at stake, time to rotate.

[70] It’s Everton who make the next change, though: McLaughlin replaces Jagielks.

[72] Here come those Dortmund subs: Lindner (GK), Beck, Subotic, Hummels, and Lars Bender make way for Weidenfeller (GK), Koch, Matthys, Santana, and Großkreutz.

[74] Fatih gets beyond Matthys but fires a daisy-cutter five yards wide.

[74] Julian Schieber glances home a Koch cross for a seventh, but it won’t count as he’s adjudged to have climbed over Heitinga in the challenge. No complaints from BVB, 6-0 up with fifteen to play.

[76] Lovely cross-field ball from Schürrle to Reus has his marker bamboozled, but Reus takes it on the bounce and sends it way over the top.

[76] Jake Gibson is replaced by Andreas Cornelius for Everton.

[79] Großkreutz has given away three free-kicks since his introduction. Surman hollering across the field at him to wind it in. Can’t see the Referee having too much patience with him.

[81] Reus and Green have long-range efforts go wide at either end.

[86] Ahmed Fathi has what’s been Everton best, perhaps only, effort of this second-half. He heads a free-kick delivery well wide of Weidenfeller’s goal.

[88] Dortmund look happy toying with Everton, any sight of goal is met with a drive, but off-target or blocked lately.

[90] Just the one additional minute. Wise call from the officials, as home fans have left in droves already.

FULL-TIME: Everton 0-6 Borussia Dortmund (Friendly) [PKM]


A thoroughly enjoyable performance from a Dortmund perspective, with Surman encouraging his team to close down and counter-attack more than we’ve seen previously. BVB looked dangerous every time they crossed half-way, with only some late long-range off-target efforts skewing the accuracy statistics.

BVB’s highest-scoring performance for six months since a 7-0 winter friendly win over fourth-tier Sportfreunde Lotte back in January. The squad look raring to go ahead of Saturday’s DFL-Supercup clash against Fortuna Düsseldorf, whom they beat 5-0 and 3-1 last season.

    • 26.07: DFL-Supercup Fortuna Düsseldorf v. Borussia Dortmund (ESPRIT Arena)
    • 09.08: Borussia Dortmund v. Wigan Athletic (Signal Iduna Park)
    • 12.08: Borussia Dortmund v. PSV Eindhoven (Signal Iduna Park) TBC
    • 16.08: DFB-Pokal First Round SC Freucht v. Borussia Dortmund (Waldstadion)
    • 23.08: Bundesliga Borussia Dortmund v. Werder Bremen (Signal Iduna Park)
    • 29.08: UEFA Super Cup Arsenal v. Borussia Dortmund (Cardiff City Stadium)