Brought to you by

Key Events

N. Süle
Yellow Card
J. Ryerson
Yellow Card
M. Mount
Yellow Card
S. Özcan
Yellow Card
K. Adeyemi
Raphaël Guerreiro
1 - 0

Match Stats

47% 52%
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 2 8
Total Passes 450 480
  • Heatmap
  • Touch Map


Thanks for joining our commentary today. Untile next time, goodbye.
Dortmund are next in action on Sunday in the Bundesliga at home to Hertha Berlin. Chelsea play in the Premier League on Saturday against Southampton at Stamford Bridge.
Karim Adeyemi's strike was enough to secure a 1-0 victory for Borussia Dortmund against Chelsea in their Champions League clash. The winger scored on the break with a fantastic run and finish to notch the only goal of the game. Chelsea will be wondering how they lost as Joao Felix spurned two great chances in the first half, striking the bar with one effort. In the second half, Emre Can performed a last-ditch clearance to deny Kalidou Koulibaly on the line and Gregor Kobel denied Enzo Fernandez at the death. The Blues were full of effort, but lacked the clinical edge to find the back of the net. They will now have to come from behind in the second leg to advance to the quarter-finals.
90' + 5' WHAT A SAVE! Fernandez sees his curling strike pushed wide by Kobel. Joao Felix raids to the edge of the box and goes down, but the referee plays advantage. Cucurella tees up Fernandez to shoot and he arrows a strike towards the top-right corner that the Dortmund keeper pushes behind.
90' + 4' Cucurella has space and time to deliver a cross but he sends it over the head of every blue shirt before Kobel clears.
90' + 3' James raids down the right flank and looks for support, but he loses possession and allows Dortmund to clear.
90' There will be five minutes of added time.
N. Süle
Yellow Card
90' Sule also goes into the book for his part in the melee on the touchline.
M. Mount
Yellow Card
90' Mount is booked for his part in the melee.
90' Azpilicueta sparks a melee on the sideline as he attempts to gather the ball. Sule takes exception and both sides get involved on the touchline. The referee has to calm proceedings.
J. Ryerson
Yellow Card
90' Ryerson takes out Mount and goes into the book.
88' It's all hands on deck for Dortmund at the back and they get a bit of respite as Cucurella jumps into Ryerson to earn a free-kick.
86' WIDE! Ziyech lines up the resulting free-kick, but he curls his left-footed strike harmlessly wide of the right post.
S. Özcan
Yellow Card
85' Ozcan nudges Joao Felix to the deck and goes into the book. Chelsea have another free-kick in a good position.
84' BLOCK! Chelsea continue to throw everything at Dortmund. Mount feeds Havertz, who cannot turn away from Sule. The loose ball is cleared as far as Ziyech, but his effort is charged down.
83' SAVE! Chelsea work the ball in tight quarters between James and Fernandez to tee up Joao Felix, but he places his effort straight at Kobel.
81' Sule loses out to Havertz in his own half and allows the forward to surge into the box. He gets back just in time to prevent the Chelsea man firing at goal with a good challenge.
80' Modeste has space down the right flank on a counter and has team-mates in support in the middle. However, he lifts his cross well over the bar.
79' Ziyech finds space down the left flank and opt for a strike from a tight angle that only finds the hands of Kobel.
J. Bynoe-Gittens
K. Adeyemi
79' Bynoe-Gittens comes on for the hosts to replace the goalscorer Adeyemi.
78' OFF THE LINE! Chelsea keep the pressure on and Ziyech supplies a cutback to Koulibaly. He takes a touch and hammers an effort at goal that is half-saved by Kobel, but the ball still rolls towards the line. Can gets back just in time to clear it off the line. A huge moment in the tie.
78' Ziyech takes the resulting free-kick and curls a left-footed drive towards the near post that Kobel comes out and punches away.
K. Adeyemi
Yellow Card
77' Ziyech probes again and draws a foul from Adeyemi that sees the winger head into the book. Chelsea have a free-kick in a good position.
75' Guerreiro has to stretch down the left flank to prevent Ziyech from bursting into the box. Chelsea are applying pressure on the Dortmund backline.
J. Ryerson
M. Wolf
73' Wolf is withdrawn for the home side and is replaced by Ryerson at full-back.
H. Ziyech
Yellow Card
72' Ziyech is booked for dissent for the home side after complaining about a foul in the Dortmund box.
Marc Cucurella
B. Chilwell
71' Mudryk makes way for Cucurella down the Chelsea left flank.
M. Mount
B. Chilwell
71' Chilwell makes way for the visitors and is replaced by Mount.
A. Modeste
S. Haller
68' Haller has come through another 68 minutes as he steps up his recovery. Modeste replaces the forward.
65' Dortmund have a mixed record after scoring the opener in the Champions League this season. They've won two of their four games after breaking the deadlock.
Raphaël Guerreiro
63' Guerreiro offloads for the run of Adeyemi, who surges away and scores a fine indiviudal goal.
K. Adeyemi
63' GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!! ADEYEMI SCORES ON A BLISTERING COUNTER!!!! 1-0 DORTMUND!!!!! Guerreiro releases Adeyemi and he does the rest with a brilliant run and finish. From the Chelsea corner that Thiago Silva cannot head home at the back post, Guerreiro offloads to Adeyemi who speeds away from Fernandez in the Blues' box. He still has work to do to round Kepa, but he glides past the keeper before slotting his effort into an empty net. A brilliant goal.
62' SAVE! Mudryk twists and turns down the left flank and floats a cross into the box. James latches onto the cross and fires an effort into the ground that almost loops over Kobel, but he turns it over the bar.
62' WIDE! A loose ball drops invitingly for Mudryk on the edge of the Dortmund box. He allows Fernandez to shoot instead, and he can only slice his effort comfortably wide of the target.
61' Chilwell drops his shoulder to get past Brandt and looks for a cross, but Wolf gets a deflection on the ball to force it behind for a corner.
60' Can tracks back to halt the run of Mudryk down the left flank and he regains possession for the home side.
57' SAVE! Brandt looks to place his effort at goal after being teed up by Adeyemi. He has space and time, but Kepa gets down to make a comfortable save.
55' Can has to be very careful as he brings down Chilwell on the left flank. He appeals to the referee and has to calm down to avoid a second booking.
54' SAVE! James curls his strike towards the top-right corner, but Kobel watches it all the way to push it away from goal with strong hands.
E. Can
Yellow Card
53' James surges to the edge of the Dortmund box and is nudged over by Can. He goes into the book and hands Chelsea a free-kick in a threatening position.
52' Ziyech has space and time from the right flank to angle a cross into the box, but he sends his delivery straight into the hands of Kobel.
51' Chelsea find space in the final third own the left flank, but Havertz sees his path to goal blocked before Fernandez has his effort charged down.
J. Bellingham
Yellow Card
49' Bellingham slides in hard on Chilwell and goes into the book.
47' Mudryk releases Chilwell with an incisive pass into the inside-left channel, but his cutback is diverted behind by a great block from Can.
46' We're back under way at Signal Iduna Park.
Graham Potter will be satisfied with his side's performance, although once again he will be crying out for a clinical edge. Joao Felix could have handed his team a crucial advantage, but more chances will be available for the Portuguese and his team-mates in the second half.
It's goalless at the break in the Champions League clash between Borussia Dortmund and Chelsea at Signal Iduna Park. The Blues have had two great chances to take the lead, but Joao Felix was unable to convert. First, he fired over the bar after a quick counter and then saw his strike clatter off the crossbar. Chelsea could be two goals to the good, letting the hosts off hook, while Dortmund came close before the break through Marius Wolf. A crucial 45 minutes awaits.
45' Ziyech goes down amid a challenge from Adeyemi after being casual in possession. Loftus-Cheek regains possession to spare the blushes of his team-mate.
42' WIDE! Brandt surges down the right flank and pulls the ball back for Wolf on the edge of the box. He connects first-time with his strike and sends it narrowly wide of the left post.
40' Mudryk twists and turns down the left flank and offloads to Chilwell. He fires his cross in low and hard, but his delivery narrowly evades Havertz at the near post.
38' OFF THE BAR! Joao Felix spurns another opening for Chelsea. He releases Havertz with a sublime offload and collects the return from the forward. He gets the better of Sule and clips his effort over Kobel, but the ball comes back off the bar.
35' Haller runs into the inside-right channel and looks for support. Thiago Silva reads the danger and edges the forward off the ball to clear the danger for the visitors.
33' OVER! Adeyemi takes aim from the edge of the Chelsea box with a powerful drive that sails over the bar. Dortmund need to get back on the front foot.
31' JOAO FELIX HAS TO SCORE! The Portuguese leads a break into the final third and plays a one-two with Ziyech. He shoots first-time in the penalty area, only to lift his effort over the top. A glorious chance for the forward.
30' James whips a cross into the box that is cleared as far as Mudryk. He clips a delivery into the box that evades Joao Felix, but falls for Koulibaly. The defender tees up Joao Felix to shoot and his strike is repelled by Kobel. The offside goes up very late against Koulibaly.
29' Ziyech gets the wrong side of Guerreiro and draws contact from the full-back to win a free-kick for the visitors on the right flank.
27' WIDE! Brandt feeds the ball into the feet of Haller in the inside-right channel and he gets half a yard on Koulibaly. He hammers his effort low and hard, but it hits the side-nettting.
26' Dortmund play their way through the Chelsea defence as Bellingham works an offload to Adeyemi, only to see his effort blocked by Thiago Silva.
25' Joao Felix twists and turns down the left flank, but he delivers his cross straight to Adeyemi who brings the ball away for the home side.
23' Dortmund are building a rhythm to their passing game and it's becoming harder for Chelsea to break out from the back.
21' Bellingham finds space and looks for a drive at goal. Blue shirts converge on the England man and charge down his left-footed effort.
21' Dortmund win a corner down the left flank as Koulibaly has to act at the near post to deflect Guerreiro's cross behind.
18' CHANCE! Bellingham releases Wolf into space and he surges away from Chilwell in the final third. He has space to shoot, only to slice his effort wide of the target. A huge opportunity is spurned by the Dortmund defender.
Thiago Silva
Yellow Card
16' Thiago Silva guides James' cross from the left flank into the back of the net, but he does so with his arm. He gets booked for handball and Dortmund get a free-kick.
15' Haller pulls back Mudryk on the left flank and hands Chelsea a free-kick in a useful position.
14' Sule has to be alert in the Dortmund box on a Chelsea counter to prevent Havertz's cross from the left from reaching Ziyech at the back post.
13' Can latches on to a loose ball on the edge of the Chelsea box and takes aim, but his effort slams into Ziyech and travels behind for a corner.
12' Guerreiro works the ball into the feet of Adeyemi in the inside-left channel, but he sees his left-footed strike charged down by Thiago Silva.
11' Joao Felix twists and turns in the final third and looks for Mudryk. The winger goes for a return pass to his team-mate, but the ball is diverted behind by Wolf.
R. James
Yellow Card
9' James stretches and catches Adeyemi on the boot. He goes into the book for his challenge.
8' Mudryk probes down the left flank and tries to get the better of Wolf, but the defender holds his ground to win the ball for the hosts.
6' Chelsea look dangerous on the break with Joao Felix. Dortmund cannot afford to leave too much space in behind for the Blues to exploit.
4' Havertz robs Schlotterbeck and breaks forward for the visitors. However, he takes a loose touch as he bears down on goal and loses possession to Kobel.
2' Dortmund press at the Blues at the back as Wolf breaks down the right flank. He sends a cutback into the box that is cleared to Brandt, but he sees his effort blocked by Chilwell. Can tries on the follow-up, but his strike is closed down.
2' Chelsea break on the counter and Joao Felix feeds the run of Mudryk down the left flank. The winger takes a loose touch in the final third and allows Schlotterbeck to get back to make a vital challenge.
1' We're under way at Signal Iduna Park.
Borussia Dortmund are winless in their last 10 games against English teams in European competition, with eight of those being defeats (D2). Their last victory against an English side dates back to March 2016, when they won 2-1 away to Spurs in the Europa League. Both of their goals in that game were scored by current Chelsea striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
Chelsea have made three changes to their side from their draw against West Ham. Noni Madueke and Benoit Badiashile miss out, while Cucurella drops to the bench. Ziyech, Koulibaly and Chilwell all come into the side tonight for Potter.
Dortmund have made four changes to their side from their win over Werder Bremen last time out. Youssouf Moukoko misses out due to injury and is replaced by Haller in the final third, who makes his Champions League debut. Wolf gets the start at right-back ahead of Ryerson, while Ozcan and Adeyemi also come into the fold for Reyna and Reus, who drop to the bench.
CHELSEA SUBS: Mateo Kovacic, Marcus Bettinelli, Trevoh Chalobah, Mason Mount, Denis Zakaria, Conor Gallagher, Cesar Azpilicueta, Carney Chukwuemeka, Marc Cucurella, Wesley Fofana, Lucas Bergstrom, Lewis Hall.
CHELSEA (4-2-3-1): Kepa Arrizabalaga; Reece James, Thiago Silva, Kalidou Koulibaly, Ben Chilwell; Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Enzo Fernandez; Hakim Ziyech, Joao Felix, Mykhailo Mudryk; Kai Havertz.
BORUSSIA DORTMUND SUBS: Giovanni Reyna, Mahmoud Dahoud, Marco Reus, Mats Hummels, Anthony Modeste, Donyell Malen, Thomas Meunier, Julian Ryerson, Alexander Meyer, Tom Rothe, Jamie Bynoe-Gittens, Soumaula Coulibaly.
BORUSSIA DORTMUND (4-1-4-1): Gregor Kobel; Marius Wolf, Niklas Sule, Nico Schlotterbeck, Raphael Guerreiro; Emre Can; Julian Brandt, Jude Bellingham, Salih Ozcan, Karim Adeyemi; Sebastien Haller.
Chelsea woes under Graham Potter continued last time out as the Blues were held to a 1-1 draw by West Ham United after taking the lead through Joao Felix. The Blues have won just one out of their last eight matches and need a positive result to stem the tide. Chelsea finished top of Group E, winning four of their six matches, so they have been playing well in the competition. Potter needs his side to forward a solid performance tonight to leave the contest in their hands for the return leg at Stamford Bridge.
Dortmund advanced to the round of 16 by finishing in Group G behind Manchester City. Edin Terzic's men were solid enough to secure their place in the knockout phase, but will need to raise their game tonight against the Blues on home soil. Die Schwarzgelben have won their last six matches in a row in all competitions, including their 2-0 triumph over Werder Bremen last time out. They are in prime form, but need to deliver to take an advantage into the second leg.
Hello and welcome to the live commentary of the Champions League round-of-16 clash between Borussia Dortmund and Chelsea at Signal Iduna Park.