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Quarter-finals, First leg

Málaga - Dortmund
0-0

Málaga - Dortmund 0-0 - 03/04/2013 - Match page - UEFA Champions League 2013

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Málaga hold on to keep Dortmund goalless

Published: Wednesday 3 April 2013, 22.00CET
Málaga hold on to keep Dortmund goalless 
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The disappointment for Málaga CF in registering their first goalless home draw in the UEFA Champions League, plus losing both Weligton and Manuel Iturra for the return leg, will be offset by the knowledge that Borussia Dortmund might easily have finished off this quarter-final.

Jürgen Klopp's side will return home confident of progression, but with the niggling thought that they passed up a major opportunity to win. Certainly the first half was, from start to finish, a torrent of chances for the Bundesliga team. Fuelled by one-touch, highly technical and belief-imbued football which would have been the envy of any club, anywhere, the outgoing German champions could have established a three-goal lead.

Match in 5

  • Chances at both ends in entertaining goalless draw
  • Willy outstanding in home goal to preserve clean sheet
  • Dortmund remain only unbeaten side in competition
  • Málaga's Weligton and Iturra suspended for second leg
  • Teams meet again in Germany on 9 April

Reaction

The tie is absolutely open. We must play well from the start in Dortmund. We will be without important players but we will replace them to cope with Dortmund's threat.

Mauricio Pellegrini, Málaga coach

Mauricio Pellegrini, Málaga coach

We lost a bit of momentum towards the end and Málaga started to put us under pressure.We had the better chances but a 0-0 is a result we can live with.

Jürgen Klopp, Dortmund coach

Jürgen Klopp, Dortmund coach

 

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Match statistics

Málaga
Dortmund

0

Goals scored

0

50

Possession (%)

50

10

Total attempts

13

7

Attempts on target

7

3

Attempts off target

6

3

Attempts blocked

0

0

Attempts against woodwork

0

4

Corners

2

0

Offsides

3

3

Yellow cards

1

0

Red Cards

0

9

Fouls committed

14

14

Fouls suffered

9

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
    The game ends in a stalemate as neither goalkeeper is beaten. Both sides created their chances but both Willy and Roman Weidenfeller made important saves to ensure the two teams go to the second leg level.
  • Substitution
    90+2
    Kirch (in) - Götze (out) (Dortmund)
  • Substitution
    87
    Duda (in) - Isco (out) (Málaga)
    Isco gets a warm reception from the home fans as he leaves the field before the end.
  • Substitution
    80
    Bender (in) - Kehl (out) (Dortmund)
  • Yellow Card
    77
    Iturra (Málaga) is booked.
    Manuel Iturra will miss the second leg after picking up a booking for catching Robert Lewandowski as the striker almost got away.

See also

  • Málaga

    Next match played UEFA Champions League: v Dortmund, 09 April 2013, 3-2
  • Dortmund

    Next match played UEFA Champions League: v Málaga, 09 April 2013, 3-2
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