Arsenal Stadium - London 22/10/2013 - 20:45CET (19:45 local time)

Group stage - Group F

Arsenal - Dortmund
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Lewandowski strikes as Dortmund down Arsenal

Published: Tuesday 22 October 2013, 22.00CET
Lewandowski strikes as Dortmund down Arsenal 
Şahin's Dortmund delight ©Getty Images

Robert Lewandowski scored with eight minutes to play to earn Borussia Dortmund a 2-1 success against Arsenal FC and leave UEFA Champions League Group F wide open.

Arsenal had seemed good value for a point after a strong second-half performance, but as they pressed for a winner they were hit on the break, Lewandowski sweeping in Marcel Schmelzer's deep cross from the right to clinch victory after Henrikh Mkhitaryan's early opener had been cancelled out by Olivier Giroud's 41st-minute strike. With SSC Napoli beating Olympique de Marseille, the Serie A side, Dortmund and Arsenal are all tied on six points as the Gunners go to Germany in a fortnight.

Match in 5

  • Dortmund end Arsenal's perfect Group F start
  • Mkhitaryan gives visitors the lead with early strike
  • Giroud equalises four minutes before half-time
  • Cazorla hits angle, Lewandowski with late winner
  • Reverse fixture takes place on 6 November

Reaction

It is going to be tough now. This is probably the toughest group in the whole competition but I think we are still capable of going through.

Mikel Arteta, Arsenal midfielder

Mikel Arteta, Arsenal midfielder

It was a fantastic performance and my team gave it their all tonight. Arsenal are in sensational form and we managed to cause them a lot of problems.

Jürgen Klopp, Dortmund coach

Jürgen Klopp, Dortmund coach

 

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Standings

Last updated: 23/10/2013 08:59 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
 

Match statistics

Arsenal
Dortmund

1

Goals scored

2

55

Possession (%)

45

8

Total attempts

7

5

on target

3

3

off target

4

4

blocked

0

1

against woodwork

0

2

Corners

2

3

Offsides

2

2

Yellow cards

3

0

Red Cards

0

14

Fouls committed

13

13

Fouls suffered

14

676

Passes

561

526

completed

398

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
    The game comes to an end. Thanks to Robert Lewandowski late goal Arsenal's perfect record in Group F is over.
  • Substitution
    89
    Gnabry (in) - Rosický (out) (Arsenal)
    Tomáš Rosický races off the pitch as 18-year-old Serge Gnabry comes on hoping to make a late impact.
  • Substitution
    87
    Papastathopoulos (in) - Reus (out) (Dortmund)
  • Substitution
    86
    Bendtner (in) - Ramsey (out) (Arsenal)
    The Danish international is on as Arsène Wenger gives Olivier Giroud some support in the hope Arsenal can find an equaliser in the final five minutes.
  • Yellow Card
    85
    Özil (Arsenal) is booked.

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