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Hummels header earns Dortmund draw in Donetsk

Published: Wednesday 13 February 2013, 23.05CET
FC Shakhtar Donetsk 2-2 Borussia Dortmund
Twice behind, the German champions salvaged a first-leg draw thanks to centre-back Mats Hummels's thumping 87th-minute header.
by Richard van Poortvliet
from Donbass Arena

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Shakhtar DonetskDortmund

Goals scored2
 
2
on target6
 
11
off target2
 
6
Corners4
 
6
Offsides2
 
0
Fouls committed11
 
15
Yellow cards1
 
0
Red Cards0
 
0
Possession (%)49
 
51

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Published: Wednesday 13 February 2013, 23.05CET

Hummels header earns Dortmund draw in Donetsk

FC Shakhtar Donetsk 2-2 Borussia Dortmund
Twice behind, the German champions salvaged a first-leg draw thanks to centre-back Mats Hummels's thumping 87th-minute header.

A late equaliser from Mats Hummels earned Borussia Dortmund a draw in their UEFA Champions League round of 16 first leg against FC Shakhtar Donetsk.

Substitute Douglas Costa seemed to have given the Ukrainian side a lead to take into the return leg on 5 March with a splendid 68th-minute strike, Robert Lewandowski having cancelled out Darijo Srna's fine free-kick before the break. However, Hummels's thumping header three minutes from time ensured BVB left Ukraine with two away goals.

Dortmund had defeated Real Madrid CF, Manchester City FC and AFC Ajax in the group stage and in the opening 20 minutes it was easy to see why. The Shakhtar defence had numerous problems coping with the Bundersliga team's incisive attacking quartet of Mario Götze, Jakub Błaszczykowski, Lewandowski and, especially, Marco Reus whose movement was a particular cause for concern.

Yet, for all their artistic merit, it was from a set piece that Dortmund almost broke the deadlock on 17 minutes. From a left-wing corner, Hummels lost his marker, only to see his header come back off the crossbar with Andriy Pyatov beaten.

As the half wore on, Shakhtar managed to get into the game, with new signing Taison a menace down the left for the Ukrainian Premier-Liha pacesetters. Just after the 30-minute mark the Pitmen went in front thanks to a free-kick from Srna, the Croatian international curling an excellent shot over the wall and just out of the reach of Roman Weidenfeller's right glove.

Mircea Lucescu's side continued to grow in confidence, but were rocked by Lewandowski's equaliser four minutes before the interval. The Poland striker completely mis-kicked Götze's cross, yet with Dmytro Chygrynskiy and Fernandinho already having thrown themselves to the ground to try to block the expected shot, the 24-year-old had time to compose himself before slotting past Pyatov for his fifth goal in this season's competition.

Chances were scarce in the second period until Shakhtar edged ahead again. Marcel Schmelzer failed to deal with a routine long ball from Yaroslav Rakitskiy and Douglas Costa, on for Taison six minutes earlier, stole in unchallenged to fire beyond Weidenfeller.

The visitors pushed for an equaliser and Lewandowski should have got it but he shot wide from close range on the half-volley. However, Jürgen Klopp's men were not to be denied. With time ebbing away, Hummels found the back of the net from Schmelzer's corner, giving the German outfit the upper hand ahead of the second leg in three weeks' time.

Last updated: 15/02/13 0.10CET

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Lineups

shakhtar donetsk

Shakhtar Donetsk

dortmund

Dortmund

30
PyatovAndriy Pyatov (GK)
1
WeidenfellerRoman Weidenfeller (GK)
3
HübschmanTomáš Hübschman
5
KehlSebastian Kehl (C)
7
FernandinhoFernandinho
Yellow Card69
6
BenderSven Bender
9
Luiz AdrianoLuiz Adriano
9
LewandowskiRobert Lewandowski
Goal41
22
MkhitaryanHenrikh Mkhitaryan
10
GötzeMario Götze
26
RaţRăzvan Raţ
11
ReusMarco Reus
Substitution90+1
27
ChygrynskiyDmytro Chygrynskiy
15
HummelsMats Hummels
Goal87
28
TaisonTaison
Substitution62
16
BłaszczykowskiJakub Błaszczykowski
Substitution80
29
Alex TeixeiraAlex Teixeira
Substitution84
26
PiszczekŁukasz Piszczek
33
SrnaDarijo Srna (C)
Goal31
27
Felipe SantanaFelipe Santana
44
RakitskiyYaroslav Rakitskiy
29
SchmelzerMarcel Schmelzer

Substitutes

32
KanibolotskiyAnton Kanibolotskiy (GK)
20
LangerakMitchell Langerak (GK)
6
StepanenkoTaras Stepanenko
4
SubotićNeven Subotić
11
EduardoEduardo
Substitution84
7
LeitnerMoritz Leitner
Substitution80
13
ShevchukVyacheslav Shevchuk
18
Nuri ŞahinNuri Şahin
18
DevićMarko Dević
23
SchieberJulian Schieber
Substitution90+1
20
Douglas CostaDouglas Costa
Substitution62
Goal68
32
BittencourtLeonardo Bittencourt
23
IshchenkoMykola Ishchenko
37
HalstenbergMarcel Halstenberg

Coach

Mircea Lucescu (ROU) Jürgen Klopp (GER)

Referee

Howard Webb (ENG)

Assistant referees

Michael Mullarkey (ENG), Darren Cann (ENG)

Fourth official

Stephen Child (ENG)

Additional assistant referees

Michael Oliver (ENG), Andre Marriner (ENG)

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