UEFA Champions League

March 5, 2013

Full-time

Dortmund

3 - 0

Shakhtar D

UEFA Champions League

19:45 +00:00, March 5, 2013

Signal Iduna Park, Dortmund, Germany

2nd Leg: 5 - 2 (Agg)

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    A very impressive performance. Bar a 10 minute spell in the second half, Shakhtar were not at races. They don't deserve to go through and Dortmund do.

  • 91'

    FULL-TIME: DORTMUND 3-0 SHAKHTAR. A well deserved win for the German side. Santana, Gotze, then Blaszczykowski with the goals and they are into the quarter-finals.

  • 90'

    One minute of added time. I don't think it will be needed.

  • 89'

    Dortmund fans already celebrating and well they should. It has been a fine performance from the Germans tonight.

  • 88'

    Santana clears with a header, but there is little left to do here.

  • 86'

    Schmelzer slips, but Dortmund escape and break. Gotze almost finds Lewandowski again, but it's just cut out.

  • 86'

    Game is petering out now. Shakhtar can do little to stop the onslaught.

  • 83'

    Well, now the keeper has something to do. Adriano somehow breaks the offside trap and gets on the end of a deflected shot. His effort is well blocked from close range by Weidenfeller.

  • 82'

    Weidenfeller comes out quickly to stop the ball forward, but he's hardly been bothered bar for a 10 minute spell at the start of the half.

  • 81'

    Gundogan off, Sahin on.

  • 80'

    Lewandowski chases the ball down and almost intercepts a clearance from Pyatov.

  • 78'

    Reus and Gotze have been on fire tonight. The Dortmund attacking machine has been very impressive.

  • 77'

    Reus with a wonderful, mazy run. He goes past about 5 players, almost loses his balance in the box and then hammers a shot wide of the post.

  • 77'

    Gundogan breaks and Gotze is running the show in space now. Dortmund countering well, and holding firm at the back.

  • 75'

    At this stage, it looks like being 4-0, before it's 3-1.

  • 74'

    Reus and Lewandowski link up well on the counter and Grosskreutz gets a shot in, which is tipped round the post well by Pyatov.

  • 73'

    Srna is trying his best and some nice passing moves, but they are so vulnerable on the break.

  • 72'

    Shakhtar trying to do something with it now. Adriano up front has hardly touched the ball, but now wants a penalty from Piszczek. Looks like the Dortmund man did handball it actually...

  • 71'

    Oddly Dortmund are only just shading the possession stats, it feels like they have had a lot more of the ball than they have.

  • 70'

    Blaszczykowski gets a huge hug from his manager as he comes off. He's been impressive tonight.

  • 69'

    Blaszczykowski comes off and Grosskreutz is coming on.

  • 67'

    Great quick feet and Gotze is sent running away again. His ball in is just not good enough to find Lewandowski and is cleared.

  • 66'

    Santana and Subotic are enjoying some possession here. They are certainly in no rush.

  • 65'

    Shakhtar still battling away and Costa is putting in tackles as well as trying to get them going in attack, but it looks a little beyond them right now.

  • 63'

    Gotze is through after a quick free-kick. A couple of stepovers and he blasts his shot well over the bar. Oh dear.

  • 61'

    Costa still trying to make an impact for Shakhtar though. His shot is dragged wide after finding some space.

  • 60'

    Dortmund fans are jumping now. 5-2 on aggregate and they are surely into the next round.

  • 59'

    A cracking shot, but it should have been dealt with by the keeper. Blaszczykowski was coolness personified as he netted the third. Game over now.

  • 59'

    GOAL Shot from Gundogan and Blaszczykowski put it in after a fumble from Pyatov.

  • 58'

    Costa tries a disguised pass, but it was read well by Subotic.

  • 57'

    Bit of a bombardment coming from Dortmund now, and Pyatov is there again to claim it.

  • 56'

    Dangerous as Santana almost found space in the box again, but Pyatov was there to claim. The ball breaks again, and Gotze has a go from a tigh angle. Saved once more.

  • 55'

    Srna has a go from a long way out, but Weidenfeller is well on top of it. Shakhtar just need to get their zip back again.

  • 54'

    Reus has a go, but it skids into the hands of Pyatov.

  • 53'

    That was Kucher again, who is walking a tightrope. He could easily have been booked again for that.

  • 53'

    Shakhtar seem to have dropped off now. Dortmund starting to assert their dominance again and have a free-kick in a very dangerous area.

  • 51'

    The Ukrainians are clearly not lying down here. Dortmund need to get their feet back on the ball.

  • 50'

    Fernandinho now has a go. Weidenfeller comes out to put him off, and it works. Shakhtar are going all-out here. They had to.

  • 49'

    Teixeira is found in the box, and really should have done better. He had time, but allowed Subotic to get the block.

  • 49'

    Costa has been on the pitch for all of 3 minutes, and has already had two decent attempts on goal.

  • 48'

    Shakhtar on the attack now. Teixeira drives at the defence and frees up Costa, who drags his shot wide.

  • 48'

    Costa bursts away - great pace from the Brazilian and he gets into the box before overrunning the ball. In the end, he toe-pokes it

  • 47'

    Dortmund moving through the gears and Blaszczykowski really should have done better with his cross.

  • 46'

    Some interesting subs at half-time there. Kehl the protector... Taison wasn't impressing and Costa could add some attacking prowess.

  • 46'

    Douglas Costa comes on, Taison out.

  • 46'

    Kehl in, Bender out.

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    KICK-OFF. Dortmund get us underway...

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    Mario Gotze scores the second goal

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    Santana celebrates his opener

  • 45'

    HALF-TIME: DORTMUND 2-0 SHAKHTAR. A well deserved lead at the half. Goals from Santana and Gotze have the Germans well in control.

  • 45'

    This half has gone very well for Dortmund... but Weidenfeller is called into action as Fernandinho crosses but ends up as shot. Tipped over, but that's the first thing he's had to do.

  • 45'

    Just the one minute of added time.

  • 44'

    Kucher gets his head on the corner, then swings wlidly at the rebound. Not good enough.

  • 44'

    Piszczek is free on the edge of the box after a corner, but his shot flies over. Great power on the strike, just no direction.

  • 43'

    Lewandowski should have made it three. Reus runs and sends the striker away, but he just delays his shot and the defender manages to get back in time. Klopp is going mad - he wanted that one!

  • 41'

    Taison beats Blaszczykowski to it, but then loses the ball. Shakhtar have yet to test Weidenfeller in the Dortmund goal.

  • 41'

    Luis Adriano in the box can't get hold of the cross. Not quite the perfection that was delivered by Lewandowski a short time earlier.

  • 39'

    Mkhitayan loses out again when his control should have been better. A struggle for him this half, so far.

  • 38'

    Shakhtar have hardly been in it to be fair. This is well deserved and Dortmund are in complete control now.

  • 37'

    Only one player in the box, but a great delivery and Gotze's shot deflects off Srna and trickles into the bottom corner.

  • 37'

    GOAL Gotze flicks the ball home after a cross from Lewandowski.

  • 37'

    Jurgen Klopp, Dortmund coach, on the touchline looks like he's a happy man. Dortmund have been the better side by far.

  • 36'

    Gotze showing some strength as Srna tries to barge him off the ball and then falls over.

  • 35'

    Corner comes in again and Santana gets his head on it, but just skids off his forehead and flies behind him.

  • 34'

    Blaszczykowski getting some space now and he cuts inside to slip the ball to Reus, whose shot is blocked. It's all Dortmund now.

  • 34'

    Piszczek and Blaszczykowski work an opening down the right. They have both found joy down that side so far.

  • 32'

    Taison and Mkhitaryan almost link up, but the ball skips away and the move breaks down. Those two need to get into the game a lot more if the Ukrainian side are to make an impact here.

  • 32'

    Shakhtar now need to score twice. That is a big goal from Santana.

  • 31'

    Great delivery and a wonderful leap, but you have to feel that Rat should have done better on the post there. It went right over hi. 1-0.

  • 31'

    GOAL Santana heads home from a corner

  • 30'

    Gundogan controls well and starts an attack. Gotze creates a bit of space and has a go, but it is well blocked.

  • 28'

    Dortmund continuing to keep the ball with ease. Shakhtar are struggling to do anything but break on the counter when they get hold of it.

  • 27'

    There was only a second of opening there, but Piszczek really should have taken it first time.

  • 27'

    Piszczek away down the right. Great work from Lewandowski to get him free and Piszczek chooses to cross - it breaks back to him and instead of shooting into an empty net he tries to control and loses it.

  • 26'

    The ball almost fell for Gundogan on the edge of the box after good work from Gotze again. Quickly up the other end, Rat whips a great ball in but it flicks off a Dortmund head and goes through everyone.

  • 25'

    Kucher closes down and fouls Blaszczykowski. Oh, that could have been a second yellow card. One more foul and you feel he could be off.

  • 23'

    Bender floats the ball in, and it just evades Lewandowski. Taison breaks and the ball eventually finds Fernandinho at the edge of the box. His shot is deflected behind.

  • 22'

    Weidenfeller in goal has had a few dodgy touches. Doesn't look too comfortable when the ball is played back to him.

  • 21'

    Schmelzer has to clear from inside his own six yard box. Does well to hook it behind for a corner, but there was little pressure on him from attacking players.

  • 19'

    Lewandowski was floored by Rakitskiy, but the ref keeps his whistle in his pocket. The Dortmund fans are up in full voice as they feel they were due a decision there. They were.

  • 18'

    Gotze's chipped ball is cut out and Shakhtar's defence has done well to read the aerial balls so far.

  • 17'

    Lewandowski skips away and it falls for Bender, who smashes it well over the bar.

  • 16'

    Reus breaks away down the right and tries to cross. It's deflected and almost falls for Gotze in the box, but eventually it's hacked clear.

  • 16'

    Gotze providing an excellent link between striker and midfield at the moment. He is at the heart of everything.

  • 15'

    Kucher goes in the book for a cynical foul on Lewandowski after his great turn.

  • 14'

    Srna is felled in his own half and the Ukrainian side need to get their feet on the ball. They are even being pressured in defence.

  • 13'

    That was the best chance of the game. Fantastic work from Gotze and a real warning for the away side.

  • 12'

    Gotze opens up the Shakhtar defence with a lovely throughball. Lewandowski runs onto it, but Pyatov races out and closes the shot down. Rat then clears the rebound.

  • 12'

    First real opening for Shakhtar, and it was a pretty lucky one.

  • 11'

    Mkhitaryan gets on the end of a ball which is deflected into his path. He tries to cross, when perhaps a shot from a tight angle might have been a better option.

  • 10'

    Dortmund putting together some possession now and trying to make the breakthrough. Lots of nice passing, and the pressure is on.

  • 9'

    Ouch. Kucher goes in hard on Schmelzer and lucky to escape a booking. Just went through his man, but the ref is lenient.

  • 8'

    Must be said, not seen much of the Shakhtar attack so far. They've hardly had a kick up that end.

  • 7'

    The wide ball to Blaszczykowski just has too much on it. Otherwise he was in a good position to swing a cross in.

  • 6'

    Gundogan is putting in the hard yards in the middle for Dortmund, but both sides are lacking cutting edge at the moment. Still feeling their way into the game.

  • 5'

    Not much urgency from Shakhtar, which is odd given they need to score. Just happy to knock the ball around at the moment.

  • 4'

    Gotze running the attack for Dortmund. Good interplay and Piszczek cross is behind Lewandowski though.

  • 4'

    Lewandowski rises from a corner and fails to get his header on target. At the other end, Taison is bundled over but Shakhtar are yet to impose themselves on this game

  • 3'

    Now Fernandinho tries a chipped ball over the top but it wasn't good enough. Lewandowski and Reus combine very well, but the cross was overhit.

  • 2'

    Reus did well to get beyond his defender, but the ball through was cut out with ease.

  • 1'

    Piszczek controls the ball down the right and Dortmund are trying to get hold of it early on.

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    KICK-OFF. Shakhtar get us underway...

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    Dortmund in their yellow and black, looking a bit waspish; Shakhtar in white.

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    The teams are coming out and we are minutes away from kick-off.

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    A man with a 'Kagawa' shirt is waving a giant flag for Dortmund. Bit out of date, but if you want to to find out how the Japanese midfielder's new side gets on against Real Madrid, you can follow here

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    With the two away goals and home advantage, one would have to favour Dortmund. Chelsea know how tough an opponent Shakhtar are though.

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    Similar formations tonight, so should be a good match up. 4-2-3-1. Gotze and Mkhitaryan sitting in behind a central striker.

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    A stat, courtesy of Opta: Borussia Dortmund are one of only three teams unbeaten in the Champions League this season, with Juventus and Schalke.

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    Something that could make a difference is the absence of defender Mats Hummels for Dortmund with flu. Santana starts in his place and the Germans will hope he plays all the right notes tonight.

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    Stephan Uersfeld says that Dortmund are playing for retrieval of their honour. Read it here

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    Under-rated Darijo Srna holds key to a Shakhtar triumph, writes Michael Yokhin. Read his piece here

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    Dortmund, it should not be forgotten, won this competition in 1997. No Ukrainian side has ever beaten them in European games.

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    So, the teams are in and it looks strong from both. Fernandinho and Taison ones to watch from Donetsk; Gotze and Lewandowski from Dortmund.

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    Dortmund team: Weidenfeller, Subotic, Piszczek, Santana, Schmelzer, Bender, Gundogan, Gotze, Reus, Blaszczykowski, Lewandowski. SUBS: Langerak, Kehl, Leitner, Sahin, Grosskreutz, Bittencourt, Schieber.

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    Shakhtar team: Pyatov, Kucher, Rat, Rakitskiy, Hubschman, Fernandinho, Teixeira, Srna, Adriano, Mkhitaryan, Taison. SUBS: Kanibolotskiy, Kryvtsov, Stepanenko, Kobin, Gai, Costa, Eduardo.

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    It is 2-2 after a first leg of exciting drama as Dortmund fought back to claim two away goals. Match report here

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    Mats Hummels celebrates his late leveller in the first leg

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    Join us at 1945 GMT to see if it will be Dortmund or Donetsk who will make it through to the next round of the Champions League.