Borussia Dortmund v PSV Eindhoven: Champions League last 16, second leg – live | Champions League

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53 mins: Malen takes on Teze, goes down, sits up to see if the referee has given him a free kick, sees he hasn’t, goes down again.

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50 mins: It’s been a messy start to the half, people giving the ball away, fluffing simple passes, dribbling down dead ends.

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48 mins: Chance for Dortmund! Brandt on the left passes inside to Sancho, who passes inside to Malen, whose shot on the turn deflects to Benitez.

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46 mins: Peeeeeep! Hirving Lozano has entered the fray, replacing Guus Til.

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In Dortmund, the players are on their way back out.

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Meanwhile, a bonkers game in the Premier League – Luton 3-0 up at half-time, Bournemouth equalise in the 65th minute. Luton have only had five shots in total; Bournemouth have had 18.

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Half time: Borussia Dortmund 1-0 PSV Eindhoven

45+1 mins: The corner is headed clear and the referee – who has given very few free kicks, to his credit, and has thus limited stoppages – blows his whistle after barely 30 seconds of added time.

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45 mins: A spell of PSV pressure before the break. Teze’s cross is headed behind for a corner.

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43 mins: Close! Mauro Junior runs into space on the right of Borussia’s penalty area, and the ball inside to De Jong looks quite straightforward – but for some reason he blasts the ball a yard in the air and a yard behind his teammate, whose improvised volley floats off target.

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40 mins: Malen is avoiding Brandt’s crossing issue by never crossing, and just having a succession of poor shots from unpromising wide positions. The latest crashes into the side netting.

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36 mins: While PSV have improved, Sancho has fallen quiet. Almost oll of Borussia’s attacking is happening down their right flank, where Brandt keeps producing poor crosses.

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34 mins: Another low, long-range shot from PSV, another easy stop for Kobel.

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33 mins: We appear to now have a game, rather than a procession. PSV still haven’t had much of a goal threat, but it doesn’t look far away.

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31 mins: Bakayoko cuts in from the right, but his run ends with a shot that flies hard and low, straight to Kobel.

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29 mins: PSV are having a spell. The last three or four minutes have been encouraging, though also chanceless.

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27 mins: Now Dest blasts a 25-yarder way over the bar.

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26 mins: An excellent pass from Sabitzer to Malen, but his shot is wide of the far post and perhaps he’d have been better off crossing/passing/doing something else.

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23 mins: Sergino Dest takes on Niklas Sule on the PSV left, and this looks a promising match-up for the Dutch side if they can keep finding it. On this occasion Sule slides in to concede a corner, from which PSV eventually conjure their first, not very threatening, shot on target.

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20 mins: The first 20 minutes of this game have been extraordinarily one-sided. Borussia could be three up, easy.

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18 mins: Sancho goes on another great run, though this one also ends with him running the ball into touch. The referee initially gives a corner, but then changes his mind.

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18 mins: Here’s that Sancho trick. Yum.

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16 mins: Double save from Benitez! Brandt’s shot is from way wide and really he should do better than shovel it to the edge of the six-yard box, where Marlon appears after a late sprint and blasts the rebound straight at the PSV keeper.

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15 mins: A lovely ball into the box almost brings a chance for PSV, but Tilman can’t control, spin and shoot in the time available to him.

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13 mins: A gorgeous touch from Sancho befuddles Johan Bakayoko. He then dribbles the ball out of play, but still.

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13 mins: I think that looks like a trip, and therefore a penalty. The VAR, Paolo Valeri, disagrees.

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12 mins: Now Malan goes down in the box, but Orsato isn’t interested.

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12 mins: Another half-chance for the home side. Malen’s low ball finds Fulkrug, but he’s forced a bit wide and his effort is neither cross nor shot, and goes well wide.

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10 mins: Borussia players have run into the referee, Daniele Orsato, twice in the last couple of minutes. The fans whistle and jeer as he gesticulates his innocence.

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8 mins: A good run from Sancho down the left. Hummels flicks it on in front of the near post, but it’s cleared before Fulkrug can get to it.

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7 mins: Brandt’s corner is poor, and headed clear.

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6 mins: Well this is going almost as badly as it possibly could for PSV. They’ve already conceded two decent chances, one actual goal, done next to nothing themselves and now they’re defending a corner.

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GOAL! Borussia Dortmund 1-0 PSV (Sancho, 3 mins)

An early lead for Borussia, and another goal for Sancho! A cross from Maatsen is not quite cleared and it’s eventually nudged back to Sancho, who is given time to line up a shot from 20 yards and what his effort lacks in pace it makes up for in accuracy, rolling just inside the near post!

Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho (right) fires home to give the home side a very early lead. Photograph: Leon Kuegeler/Getty Images
Sancho (right) celebrates with Salih Ozcan. Photograph: Martin Meissner/AP
The Dortmund fans are happy too. Photograph: Hollandse Hoogte/Shutterstock
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2 mins: Nearly a chance! Then actually a chance, and a save! First Brandt nearly breaks through, then Maatsen does, but his left-footed blast is tipped over the bar!

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1 min: Peeeeeeeep! The home side get the ball rolling.

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Dortmund huddle. Football moments away.

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The players are on their way out. The house is packed and it looks like a fabulous place to be. And if you can’t be there you might as well watch the people who are.

The home fans are ready … Photograph: Thilo Schmülgen/Reuters
And the visting fans are ready. Photograph: Thilo Schmülgen/Reuters
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Borussia Dortmund coach Edin Terzic before the Champions League round of 16 match between Borussia Dortmund and PSV Eindhoven at Signal Iduna Park. Photograph: Hollandse Hoogte/Shutterstock

Edin Terzic has a chat:

We knew we needed to bring it down to one game at home and tonight we have the opportunity to step into the next round with a good performance. I think we had a decent start [in the first leg] and we managed to score a goal in the early stages, but then we didn’t create momentum where we used this lead to break them down on counter-attacks and create wave after wave. This is something we need to improve, that once we take the lead we keep going.

This is what he’s got to say on Sancho, and whether his goal at the weekend is a sign that he’s back to his best:

It was his first goal, not his last goal, we’re quite sure about that. We knew he’d had a difficult time this season and it would take some time to get back on this level, but I think he’s shown he’s full of joy and he wants to help us, and then it’s a matter of time before he starts to shine again. Jadon is a better player when he’s smiling instead of thinking. We’re going to support him. Nothing’s going to be left in the tank today – we need him to be ready from the start and as long as possible, if it’s 60 minutes, 90 minutes, we don’t know.

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Jadon Sancho will, as ever, be the focus of attention. He scored the first goal of his second spell at Borussia during the 2-1 win over Werder Bremen at the weekend, but his stats in the first leg were, well, not the best. He has admitted that “I’ve disappointed some people a bit in recent weeks”, but has the corner been turned?

Jadon Sancho’s game by numbers vs. PSV:

71% pass accuracy
12 times possession lost
1 offside
0 shots
0 chances created
0 goals
0 assists

Tough night. 🫠 pic.twitter.com/DO9mqiWpZH

— Statman Dave (@StatmanDave) February 20, 2024

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The teams

Team news is in, and the line-ups look like this:

Borussia Dortmund: Kobel, Sule, Can, Hummels, Maatsen, Ozcan, Sabitzer, Malen, Brandt, Sancho, Fullkrug. Subs: Bensebaini, Nmecha, Reus, Duranville, Wolf, Moukoko, Adeyemi, Meyer, Laurenz Lotka, Watjen, Bynoe-Gittens.
PSV: Benitez, Teze, Schouten, Boscagli, Dest, Veerman, Til, Junior, Bakayoko, de Jong, Tillman. Subs: Sambo, Obispo, Ramalho, Bella-Kotchap, Pepi, Drommel, Waterman, Babadi, Lozano, van Aanholt, Land, Ledezma.
Referee: Daniele Orsato (Italy).

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Preamble

Hello world! It’s all to play for at Signal Iduna Park, after a 1-1 draw in a first leg that PSV probably shaded but couldn’t win – “An open game, very intense,” according to their coach, Peter Bosz, once of Dormund. The Dutch side have cantered to a 10-point lead in the Eredivisie, have lost just once since November in all competitions and in Luuk de Jong have the top scorer in Dutch football (encouragingly, PSV haven’t been involved in a goalless draw since January 2023, and before that not since April 2022), and it was the Dutchman who equalised for them in the first game. True fact alert: PSV have won six and lost seven of their European knockout ties against German teams, which is quite a handy record, but they have only ever won a single European game in Germany – and they have lost 14. Donyell Malen, who scored Borussia’s goal in the first leg (and once of PSV) said yesterday he considers his side to be favourites, but then perhaps he shouldn’t be listened to, given he also came up with the following: “We haven’t been thinking about a penalty shootout, but of course we’ve been practising.” So not thinking about them, but practising them. Right, sure. Got it.

Kick-off: 8pm GMT, 9pm local

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