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Match facts: Málaga v Dortmund

Published: Saturday 30 March 2013, 1.45CET
Match facts: Málaga v Dortmund
Isco reacts during Málaga's 2-0 loss to Espanyol on 17 March ©AFP/Getty Images
Published: Saturday 30 March 2013, 1.45CET

Match facts: Málaga v Dortmund

Málaga

UEFA Champions League statistics
• Málaga were the fourth debutants to win their first three games in the UEFA Champions League, after AC Milan (1992/93), Paris Saint-Germain FC (1994/95) and Juventus (1995/96).

• The Boquerones began this campaign with five successive clean sheets, qualifying included, and have conceded just 13 goals in 26 fixtures in UEFA competition.

• Málaga's 65% pass completion rate is the lowest among the quarter-finalists.

• The Spanish side's shots on goal (46), wide (33) and corners won (34) are all the lowest among the teams in the last eight.

• Manuel Iturra has committed 20 fouls, more than any player still involved.

• Iturra, Martín Demichelis, Weligton and Sergio Sánchez will incur a suspension with their next bookings.

Miscellaneous
• Even after Saturday's 3-1 success at Rayo Vallecano, Manuel Pellegrini's side have managed just six wins in 17 outings in 2013.

• Before Saturday, Málaga had won just one of their previous six games, scoring just three goals during that sequence. The success ended a run of five games without a Liga win.

• Eliseu has been out with strained knee ligaments since 3 February, suffering a relapse in training on Thursday.

• Saturday's game was only Júlio Baptista's seventh appearance in the last 18 months because of Achilles and hamstring problems.

• Málaga went ten Liga games without losing at the beginning of the season, their longest unbeaten start since 2002/03.

• Aged 16 years and 98 days, Fabrice became the youngest scorer in Liga history when he struck the only goal against RC Celta de Vigo on 18 August. He marked his debut for Cameroon with a goal on 12 October.

• Antunes (FC Paços de Ferreira, loan), Diego Lugano (Paris Saint-Germain FC, loan) and Lucas Piazón (Chelsea FC) joined Málaga this winter.

International duty
• Málaga had five players on duty during the international break: Isco (Spain), Fabrice (Cameroon), Lugano, Seba (both Uruguay) and Antunes (Portugal).

• Lugano captained Uruguay in their FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Paraguay (1-1) and Chile (2-0 loss).

• Ignacio Camacho featured in Spain's Under-21 friendly wins against Norway (5-2) and Russia (3-1).

• Isco made his senior international debut on 6 February as Spain won 3-1 against Uruguay in Doha.

Dortmund

UEFA Champions League statistics
• Dortmund have scored 97 goals in the UEFA Champions League, group stage to final, and conceded 199 in UEFA competition.

• Dortmund have been caught offside seven times and collected six yellow cards, both fewer than any other team in the last eight. They are one of two unbeaten sides in the competition along with Juventus.

• Roman Weidenfeller and Marcel Schmelzer have played every minute of Jürgen Klopp's team's campaign.

Miscellaneous
• Robert Lewandowski has scored in each of his last nine Bundesliga outings, a record for a Dortmund player.

• Lewandowski has scored 13 goals in his past 13 outings for the club, also registering two in three international appearances during that time.

• Saturday's 2-1 win at VfB Stuttgart came after Dortmund had suffered two successive defeats on their travels, having been 15 games unbeaten away from home in all competitions before a 1-0 German Cup quarter-final defeat at FC Bayern München on 27 February.

• Mats Hummels will miss the first leg after partially tearing ankle ligaments in the 2-1 defeat by FC Schalke 04 on 9 March. Sebastian Kehl has missed the last three Bundesliga games with a rib injury.

• Nuri Şahin struck his first two goals since returning to Dortmund in an 18-month loan deal in January in a 5-1 victory over SC Freiburg on 16 March. Leonardo Bittencourt, 19, completed the scoring with his first goal for the club.

• Marco Reus scored every goal in a 3-0 win against Eintracht Frankfurt on 16 February, becoming the first German player to record a hat-trick at home for Dortmund since Günter Breitzke in 1986.

• Dortmund's 4-1 home defeat by Hamburger SV on 9 February was their heaviest loss since going down 5-1 at home to Bayern on 12 September 2009. Hamburg ended Dortmund's 31-match unbeaten league run in September.

• İlkay Gündoğan has been out of the starting XI in six Bundesliga games this season; Dortmund failed to win any (three draws, three losses).

• Neven Subotić (until summer 2016), Kevin Grosskreutz (2016), Sven Bender (2017) and Schmelzer (2017) have signed contract extensions this year.

International duty
• Ten Dortmund players were on senior duty during last week's international break: Schmelzer, Mario Götze, Gündoğan, Reus, Bender (Germany), Łukasz Piszczek, Jakub Błaszczykowski, Lewandowski (Poland), Subotić (Serbia) and Şahin (Turkey).

• Reus (2), Götze and Gündoğan all scored in Germany's 4-1 FIFA World Cup qualifying victory at home to Kazakhstan on 26 March. Gündoğan also hit the woodwork twice, Götze once.

• Bender was an unused substitute after missing the 3-0 win away to Kazakhstan on 22 March through illness. Reus was suspended in Astana, where Götze was on target.

• Piszczek scored in Poland's 3-1 home defeat by Ukraine and was on target again in the 5-0 home win against San Marino when Lewandowski converted two penalties.

Last updated: 31/03/13 21.31CET

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