With an outside temperature of 30 degrees, Borussia Dortmund scored three important points towards the round of 16 in the Champions League and won 4-1 (3-0) at FC Sevilla.
The 4-1 win keeps BVB in second place with six points behind Manchester City (nine points). Behind them, Sevilla and Copenhagen each have a point on their account.
The goals were scored by Raphael Guerreiro (6th minute), Jude Bellingham (41st), Karim Adeyemi (43rd) and Julian Brandt (75th). Youssef En-Nesyri scored the goal to make it 1:3 (51st).
Moukoko starts – Modeste only on the bench
Youngster Youssoufa Moukoko started with Dortmund from the start. After disappointing performances in the past few weeks, Anthony Modeste was left with only the joker role.
Early Dortmund leadership
A wonderful goal by Raphael Guerreiro gave BVB an early lead. After a pass from Jude Bellinheim, Guerreiro used the space on the left and shot with his left foot just before the edge of the penalty area – the ball hit the top right of the goal net (6′).
Unfazed in front of their own crowd, Sevilla almost equalized five minutes from behind. Dortmund goalkeeper Alexander Meyer thwarted twice against En-Nesyri after the keeper had to parry the Moroccan’s first shot forward (11′).
Red card is withdrawn
After 20 minutes, there was great excitement. After an emergency brake against Dortmund’s Salih Özcan, En-Nesyri saw the red card. After video evidence, referee Maurizio Mariani took back the dismissal. The emergency brake was preceded by a foul by Dortmund’s Karim Adeyemi.
Despite the high temperatures, the game was played intensively by both teams. After a quick counter-attack by Dortmund, Thomas Meunier and Moukoko missed the 2-0 lead after a strong pass from Adeyemi (33rd).
Dortmund double strike before the break
But Sevilla also created great opportunities. Meyer parried a header from En-Nesyri from close range with a strong reflex (37′).
Things got turbulent before the break whistle. After a nice pass from Özcan into the interface, Jude Bellingham nibbled his opponent in a one-on-one and poked the ball low into the far post (41′).
Just two minutes later, Adeyemi followed suit for BVB. Seville goalkeeper Bono initially blocked a shot from Moukoko – Adeyemi converted the follow-up shot to make it 3-0 at the break (43′).
Seville scores a goal – Brandt responds
With the first chance in the second round, the most conspicuous man on the pitch scored the goal. After a corner, En-Nesyri prevailed against Nico Schlotterbeck at the penalty spot and nodded off to make it 1:3 (51st).
In direct return, the very agile Moukoko failed from 17 meters to Sevilla goalkeeper Bono (53rd). Both teams played for the next goal in this phase. Alex Telles missed the 2:3 with the next shot just wide of the target (57th), Moukoko with a lob over the goal the preliminary decision (61st).
After several changes on both sides, the game lost momentum and goal danger. Julian Brandt made the preliminary decision with a header after a cross from Moukoko (75′). Donyell Malen even missed the 5:1 shortly before the end (85th).
Borussia Dortmund continues on Saturday evening (6.30 p.m.) in the Bundesliga top game against FC Bayern Munich.