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Dortmund up and running with Marseille scalp

Published: Tuesday 1 October 2013, 22.52CET
Borussia Dortmund 3-0 Olympique de Marseille
Robert Lewandowski and Marco Reus got the 2013 finalists up and running at the second time of asking, leaving Élie Baup's men point-less.
by Andy James
from BVB Stadion Dortmund

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Match statistics

DortmundMarseille

Goals scored3
 
0
Possession (%)48
 
52
Total attempts18
 
7
on target13
 
4
off target5
 
3
blocked2
 
1
against woodwork0
 
0
Corners5
 
0
Offsides4
 
0
Yellow cards2
 
3
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed22
 
9
Fouls suffered9
 
22
Passes381
 
407
completed238
 
269

Standings

Last updated: 19/06/2014 23:28 CET

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Published: Tuesday 1 October 2013, 22.52CET

Dortmund up and running with Marseille scalp

Borussia Dortmund 3-0 Olympique de Marseille
Robert Lewandowski and Marco Reus got the 2013 finalists up and running at the second time of asking, leaving Élie Baup's men point-less.

Borussia Dortmund kick-started their tilt at a second straight UEFA Champions League final with a convincing 3-0 victory over Olympique de Marseille in Group F.

The Bundesliga leaders brought their impressive domestic form back to the European stage with a dominant showing and deservedly went in front when Robert Lewandowski capped a trademark breakaway with a simple finish. When Marco Reus's free-kick caught out Marseille keeper Steve Mandanda to make it two early in the second half there was no way back for last season's Ligue 1 runners-up, who conceded again late on as Lewandowski added a third from the spot.

Shorn of their effervescent coach Jürgen Klopp on the touchline, last term's beaten finalists were certainly not lacking vibrancy on the pitch as they sought to make amends for their matchday one defeat at SSC Napoli. Reus twice caught the OM defence napping early on, blasting one loose ball over and seeing another left-footed effort pushed away by Mandanda.

Subsequently, it came as little surprise to see Reus at the heart of Dortmund's opener on 19 minutes. The lively winger combined superbly with Henrikh Mkhitaryan as the Schwarzgelben scythed through the visitors' midfield. Mkhitaryan looked to have overcooked the final ball, yet competition debutant Eric Durm collected it on the left and rolled unselfishly across for Lewandowski to tap home.

Marseille almost hit back straight away, but Mitchell Langerak, between the posts for BVB in the absence of suspended captain Roman Weidenfeller, got down well to turn Mathieu Valbuena's free-kick around the upright. Still, it was the hosts who should have added to the scoreline moments later as Kevin Grosskreutz picked out Lewandowski free in the box, only for Mandanda to save brilliantly with his leg to deny the Polish international from point-blank range.

Apart from a Dimitri Payet shot which Langerak comfortably held, Dortmund remained in the ascendancy either side of the interval and there was no begrudging them a rather fortuitous second goal seven minutes after the restart as Mandanda, partially unsighted, fumbled Reus's searching free-kick into the net.

The France custodian went some way towards redeeming himself with an expert stop to keep out Durm's finish as the youngster ran clean through approaching the hour, though the damage had already been done to Élie Baup's team. Dortmund controlled the latter stages, wrapping up the points ten minutes from time as the excellent Reus was felled by Nicolas N'Koulou in the area, allowing Lewandowski to convert his second from the spot.

Last updated: 04/12/13 3.02CET

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Lineups

dortmund

Dortmund

marseille

Marseille

20
LangerakMitchell Langerak (GK)
30
MandandaSteve Mandanda (GK) (C)
4
SubotićNeven Subotić
Yellow Card62
3
N'KoulouNicolas N'Koulou
Yellow Card76
6
BenderSven Bender
Yellow Card64
4
MendesLucas Mendes
9
R. LewandowskiRobert Lewandowski
Goal19
Goal79
10
A. AyewAndré Ayew
10
MkhitaryanHenrikh Mkhitaryan
Substitution88
17
PayetDimitri Payet
Substitution73
11
ReusMarco Reus
Goal52
Substitution82
20
RomaoAlaixys Romao
Yellow Card51
15
HummelsMats Hummels (C)
23
B. MendyBenjamin Mendy
17
AubameyangPierre-Emerick Aubameyang
Substitution71
24
FanniRod Fanni
Yellow Card65
18
Nuri ŞahinNuri Şahin
25
ImbulaGiannelli Imbula
19
GrosskreutzKevin Grosskreutz
28
ValbuenaMathieu Valbuena
Substitution81
37
DurmErik Durm
29
KhalifaSaber Khalifa
Substitution81

Substitutes

33
Alomerović Zlatan Alomerović (GK)
16
SambaBrice Samba (GK)
7
J. HofmannJonas Hofmann
Substitution82
2
AbdallahKassim Abdallah
16
BłaszczykowskiJakub Błaszczykowski
Substitution71
11
J. AyewJordan Ayew
Substitution81
21
KirchOliver Kirch
13
LeminaMario Lemina
Substitution73
23
SchieberJulian Schieber
14
ThauvinFlorian Thauvin
Substitution81
25
PapastathopoulosSokratis Papastathopoulos
Substitution88
19
AbergelLaurent Abergel
34
DuckschMarvin Ducksch
21
DiawaraSouleymane Diawara

Coach

Željko Buvač (SRB) Élie Baup (FRA)

Referee

David Fernández Borbalán (ESP)

Assistant referees

Jesús Calvo Guadamuro (ESP), José Miranda (ESP)

Fourth official

Pau Cebrian Devis (ESP)

Additional assistant referees

César Muñiz (ESP), Jesús Gil Manzano (ESP)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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