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Dortmund power past Ajax to qualify in style

Published: Wednesday 21 November 2012, 23.00CET
Dortmund power past Ajax to qualify in style 
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Borussia Dortmund clinched first place in UEFA Champions League Group D with a clinical 4-1 victory over AFC Ajax in Amsterdam.

The German champions were magnificent in the first half, scoring three without reply. Marco Reus calmly stroked home from inside the penalty area after only eight minutes. Thereafter Ajax saw more of the ball but seldom threatened, and they were made to pay dearly when Mario Götze doubled the advantage with a low finish. Robert Lewandowski added number three after Kenneth Vermeer could merely parry a Götze shot, and the Polish international capped a fine performance with his second after 67 minutes.

Match in 5

  • Dortmund reach last 16 for first time since 2002/03
  • German champions guaranteed top spot in Group D
  • Götze scores first UEFA Champions League goal
  • Dortmund become only German side to win at Ajax
  • Two for Lewandowski, Hoesen grabs consolation 

Reaction

I think we had an average of 70% possession, but we gave away bad goals. That's the hardest thing to take from this defeat.

Frank de Boer, Ajax coach

Frank de Boer, Ajax coach

Ajax had a lot more possession, but we produced a very disciplined performance. The goals were all well created. Ajax were a tough opponent, even if the result doesn't suggest that.

Jürgen Klopp, Dortmund coach

Jürgen Klopp, Dortmund coach

 

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Standings

Last updated: 22/11/2012 09:40 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   

Matches

 
 

Match statistics

Ajax
Dortmund

1

Goals scored

4

64

Possession (%)

36

13

Total attempts

6

10

Attempts on target

5

3

Attempts off target

1

0

Attempts blocked

0

0

Attempts against woodwork

0

3

Corners

1

2

Offsides

0

2

Yellow cards

1

0

Red Cards

0

12

Fouls committed

9

8

Fouls suffered

12

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
    Two goals from Robert Lewandowski and a virtuoso display from Mario Götze have secured Dortmund's place in the round of 16 here in Amsterdam.
  • Goal
    87
    Hoesen (Ajax) scores!
    Christian Eriksen does brilliantly to create space for himself before playing in Daniel Hoesen down the left. Hoesen shoots across goal but the deflection off Neven Subotić carries the ball past Roman Weidenfeller for a consolation goal.
  • Yellow Card
    85
    Moisander (Ajax) is cautioned by the referee.
  • Substitution
    79
    Schieber (in) - Reus (out) (Dortmund)
  • Substitution
    73
    Fischer (in) - Boerrigter (out) (Ajax)

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