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Borussia Dortmund v Sevilla Live Commentary, 11/10/2022

FT
1 - 1
BVB
SEV
J. Bellingham (35)
T. Nianzou (18)
SIGNAL IDUNA PARK

Commentary

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Dortmund welcome Manchester City to Signal Iduna Park in the next Champions League matchday while Sevilla host Copenhagen at the Sanchez-Pizjuan.
All square at the Signal Iduna Park and, in truth, it's not the result either side would have wanted. Dortmund wanted to secure their place in the Round of 16 and Sevilla wanted to breathe life into what's been a diabolical European campaign. Neither thing happened but both sides will probably accept that a draw is a fair result.
Y. Bounou
Yellow Card
Sevilla
90' + 4' Bono is booked for time-wasting.
90' + 4' FULL-TIME: BORUSSIA DORTMUND 1-1 SEVILLA
90' + 2' Reyna shows neat footwork to fashion a chance for himself but his shot-cum-cross ends up going wide of the far post.
G. Montiel
Jesús Navas
Sevilla
90' + 1' Montiel has replaced Navas.
90' There will be four minutes of added time.
Joan Jordán
Marcão
Sevilla
90' Jordan has replaced the injured Marcao.
S. Özcan
Yellow Card
Borussia Dortmund
90' Ozcan is booked for a late challenge on Nianzou.
José Ángel Carmona
Yellow Card
Sevilla
90' Carmona is booked by the referee.
88' Sevilla win a free-kick after Brandt fouls Marcao.
86' Sevilla try to build a move patiently but Carmona blazes his effort over the bar when the chance to shoot comes.
N. Gudelj
Yellow Card
Sevilla
84' Gudelj is booked for a late challenge on Guerreiro.
N. Schlotterbeck
T. Meunier
Borussia Dortmund
83' Schlotterbeck replaces the injured Meunier.
82' Sevilla are trying to create clear-cut chances for themselves but are struggle to crack Dortmund's defence.
80' Meunier is down with an apparent injury.
78' Hazard whips in a corner from the left side to find Hummels at the back post - but the German's effort isn't on target.
76' Sevilla have similar grounds for motivation - they need to win to keep their dreams of making it to the next phase alive.
74' Dortmund are pushing for a winner here. They want to secure the victory that would assure their place in the Round of 16.
G. Reyna
D. Malen
Borussia Dortmund
71' Reyna has replaced Malen.
T. Hazard
K. Adeyemi
Borussia Dortmund
71' Hazard has replaced Adeyemi.
Alex Telles
M. Acuña
Sevilla
71' Telles has replaced Acuna.
68' Gurreiro tries his luck from distance but Bono is there to make a comfortable save.
66' CHANCE! Acuna whips in a corner from the left side to find Lamela in a fantastic position - but the Argentine fails to score and the ball is instead claimed by Kobel.
Y. Moukoko
A. Modeste
Borussia Dortmund
64' Moukoko has replaced Modeste.
62' Jorge Sampaoli has been booked by the referee for dissent.
60' Sevilla make two interesting changes to try and turn the tide of the match.
Isco
Y. En-Nesyri
Sevilla
59' Isco has replaced En-Nesyri.
A. Januzaj
Suso
Sevilla
59' Januzaj has replaced Suso.
58' Dortmund are certainly seeing the better of this second half. They're using the ball well and not allowing Sevilla any space to breathe.
56' Dortmund move the ball quickly in the final third, with Guerreiro and Bellingham particularly smart. But the play eventually comes to nothing and goes out for a goal kick.
54' CHANCE! Sule tries an ambitious effort from outside the box - chesting the ball down before unleashing a volley that works Bono but fails to trouble him and nothing comes of it.
52' Brandt fires a free-kick from the right side into the box but it ends up deflecting wide for a goal kick.
50' Carmona plays a smart ball out right to Navas - but the Spaniard's cross is dealt with by Kobel.
48' Meunier tries to square the ball from the right wing but Marcao is on hand to make a clearance.
Raphaël Guerreiro
T. Rothe
Borussia Dortmund
46' Guerreiro has replaced Rothe.
46' We're back underway at Signal Iduna Park.
There's a lot at stake in this second half. Dortmund are playing for their place in the Round of 16 - Sevilla are fighting to keep their bid to progress to the next phase of the competition alive. A tough one to call based on the opening 45 minutes at Signal Iduna Park.
Interesting first half. Sevilla started the better of the two sides and took a deserved lead through Nianzou in the 18th minute. They continued to operate with a clarity and confidence that hasn't been seen from them this season until Dortmund clapped back with a goal from Bellingham in the 35th. From then to the end of the first half the German side took control of the game, as if they began to smell blood.
45' HALF-TIME: SEVILLA 1-1 BORUSSIA DORTMUND
42' Dortmund have smelt blood, it seems, and are beginning to press higher and more aggressively to try and draw an error from Sevilla's defence. They're also beginning to move the ball that much quicker in a bid to find space.
41' CHANCE! Brandt cuts the ball to Bellingham, who arrives at the edge of the box just in time. But his powerfully-struck effort flies over the crossbar.
40' Scoring a goal has given Dortmund renewed belief and gotten them back to something approaching their old selves. They're seeing more of the ball now.
38' Carmona tries to play Navas in down the right flank but he puts just a little too much weight on the long ball.
J. Bellingham
Goal
Borussia Dortmund
35' GOAL! Bellingham equalises to make it 1-1. The Englishman starts the move, playing the ball out to Meunier - the Belgian then centres it for Bellingham, who manages to bundle the ball over the line and into the back of the net.
T. Meunier
Assist
Borussia Dortmund
35' Meunier played a smart cross to find Bellingham in the area.
34' Rakitic shoots from distance but, once again, his effort fails to hit the target. It flies over the crossbar.
32' Sevilla are now in complete control of this one. They're playing with a confidence that hasn't been seen from them for some time.
30' Bellingham cuts an increasingly frustrated figure.
28' PENALTY SHOUT! Carmona loses the ball to Brandt who quickly feeds it to Bellingham - who then takes a tumble in the box. But the referee says no penalty.
26' Adeyemi and Lamela have a little coming together after the latter shoves the former.
24' CHANCE! Marcao is caught on the ball and Adeyemi seizes upon it, although his quickly taken cross is claimed by Bono.
22' Even though Dortmund are keen to hit back as soon as possible Sevilla are pressing them high, trying to keep them in their own third.
20' Sevilla, it must be said, are good value for their lead. They look sharp, more like their usual selves than this season's malaise.
I. Rakitić
Assist
Sevilla
18' Rakitic delivered an inch-perfect set-piece to find Nianzou in the box.
T. Nianzou
Goal
Sevilla
18' GOAL! Nianzou scores his first goal for Sevilla. Rakitic whips in a free-kick from deep on the left flank to find the Frenchman in the box - his header flies into the back of the net.
17' Sevilla test the water - Lamela drives the ball into the box from the left side after some smart interplay but the Spanish side fail to make their chance count.
15' Adeyemi tries to arrow a cross into the box from the right flank but it's miles away from causing Sevilla any trouble and goes out for a goal kick.
13' Sevilla have been tested already with a couple of smart balls in behind but Marcao and Nianzou have both responded well.
12' CHANCE! Lamela switches the ball out right for Navas, who centres the ball smartly to find Rakitic in the box. The Croatian shoots first time but his effort isn't on target - it flies over the bar.
10' It's been quite an even opening ten minutes. Dortmund have perhaps seen more of the ball but Sevilla look sharper than they have done in recent weeks.
8' Meunier plays Bellingham in from the right side but Marcao manages to get across and block the Englishman from taking up a dangerous opportunity.
5' Sevilla appear to be playing a three-at-the-back system rather than the 4-4-2 that had been predicted.
5' Rakitic has Sevilla's first shot - a speculative half-volley that flies over the crossbar and fails to trouble Kobel.
2' Dortmund start fast and begin with a move that culminates with Bellingham trying to cross the ball into the box only for Bono to collect it.
1' We're underway here at Signal Iduna Park.
Sevilla manager Jorge Sampaoli will take charge of a UEFA Champions League match for the first time since the 2016-17 season, in which he oversaw eight matches in charge of Sevilla in a previous spell (W4 D2 L2). Sampaoli has only won one of his four away matches in the UEFA Champions League (D2 L1), with his team only scoring one goal on the road.
Sevilla have only won one of their last eight matches against German opposition in the UEFA Champions League (D3 L4), with that victory coming at home to Wolfsburg in last season’s group stage.
Borussia Dortmund have only lost one of the previous nine games in which they’ve hosted a Spanish side in the UEFA Champions League (W5 D3), with that defeat coming against Real Madrid in 2017-18 – the team who would go on to lift the trophy that season.
Sevilla have made four changes from the side that lost 4-1 to Dortmund last week. Nianzou replaces Jordan, Marcao replaces Salas, Acuna replaces Telles and Lamela replaces Isco.
Dortmund have made five changes from the side that beat Sevilla 4-1 last week. Kobel replaces Meyer, Hummels replaces Schlotterbeck, Rothe replaces Guerreiro, Malen replaces Ozcan and Modeste replaces Moukoko.
SEVILLA SUBS: Marko Dmitrovic, Gonzalo Montiel, Alex Telles, Kasper Dolberg, Joan Jordan, Adnan Januzaj, Rafa Mir, Thomas Delaney, Isco, Papu Gomez, Kike Salas, Alberto Flores.
SEVILLA (4-4-2): Bono; Jose Carmona, Tanguy Nianzou, Marcao, Marcos Acuna; Jesus Navas, Ivan Rakitic, Nemanja Gudelj, Suso; Youssef En-Nesyri, Erik Lamela.
BORUSSIA DORTMUND SUBS: Alexander Meyer, Nico Schlotterbeck, Giovanni Reyna, Thorgan Hazard, Raphael Guerreiro, Marius Wolf, Youssoufa Moukoko, Emre Can, Felix Passlack, Soumaila Coulibaly, Antonios Papadopoulos.
BORUSSIA DORTMUND (4-2-3-1): Gregor Kobel; Thomas Meunier, Niklas Sule, Mats Hummels, Tom Rothe; Jude Bellingham, Salih Ozcan; Karim Adeyemi, Donyell Malen, Julian Brandt; Anthony Modeste.
Sevilla come into this one third in Champions League Group G having taken one point from their opening three games. They'll be keen to get their first win on the board amidst a disappointing start to their European campaign as well as cut the five point gap between themselves and second-placed Dortmund.
Dortmund come into this one second in Champions League Group G having taken six points from their opening three games. They'll be keen to close the gap between themselves and pace-setters Manchester City as well as maintain distance between themselves and Sevilla as well as Copenhagen in third and fourth.
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