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Ramsey earns Arsenal victory in Dortmund

Published: Wednesday 6 November 2013, 23.00CET
Borussia Dortmund 0-1 Arsenal FC
In-form midfielder Aaron Ramsey scored the only goal of the game as the Premier League leaders moved closer to qualifying from Group F.
by Andy James
from BVB Stadion Dortmund

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Match statistics

DortmundArsenal

Goals scored0
1
Possession (%)54
 
46
Total attempts14
 
5
on target5
 
3
off target9
 
2
blocked3
 
1
against woodwork0
 
0
Corners6
 
2
Offsides4
 
4
Yellow cards1
 
1
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed11
 
13
Fouls suffered12
 
11
Passes623
 
603
completed457
 
433

Standings

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

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
Published: Wednesday 6 November 2013, 23.00CET

Ramsey earns Arsenal victory in Dortmund

Borussia Dortmund 0-1 Arsenal FC
In-form midfielder Aaron Ramsey scored the only goal of the game as the Premier League leaders moved closer to qualifying from Group F.

Aaron Ramsey continued his excellent scoring form for Arsenal FC with the only goal of the game to earn the Premier League leaders a 1-0 victory at Borussia Dortmund in Group F.

The Welsh international's 13th goal for club and country this season was enough to extend Arsenal's unbeaten streak to 15 away matches in all competitions while also ending the hosts' run of seven straight home wins in the UEFA Champions League. The Gunners drew level with SSC Napoli, who beat Olympique de Marseille 3-2, on nine points at the section summit, with Dortmund three behind in third.

Considering BVB coach Jürgen Klopp had promised a "heavy metal" performance from his side, the opening quarter of an hour was fairly easy listening with most of the noise coming from the enthusiastic home crowd. Possession was evenly spread with both teams adopting a respectful, almost tentative approach.

Neven Subotić nearly upset the balance when he stabbed just wide after Ramsey had inadvertently headed a Marco Reus free-kick back across his own area on 17 minutes and subsequently Dortmund began to grasp control. Jakub Błaszczykowski hooked another effort high and wide after good play between Kevin Grosskreutz and Reus on the right, but the best chance of the half fell to Henrikh Mkhitaryan, who failed to beat Wojciech Szczęsny one-on-one after being played in by Reus.

Robert Lewandowski, hat-trick hero at the weekend against VfB Stuttgart, took his frustrations out with a powerful shot from range as the half-time whistle neared. When the second period started in a similar fashion, with Reus and Błaszczykowski each drawing saves from Szczęsny, it was clearly the Bundesliga outfit on top.

Then Arsenal struck. Anonymous for the first hour, Mesut Özil swung over a cross which Olivier Giroud did well to nod down for Ramsey to steal in ahead of Nuri Şahin and head past Weidenfeller. With the deadlock broken, the game opened up and as Dortmund poured forward in search of a leveller, Ramsey almost got another but was denied by Roman Weidenfeller at the near post.

Şahin then had to intervene on the line to keep out a Giroud effort and Marcel Schmelzer swerved a fierce strike into the side netting at the other end. Despite a frantic finish there was to be no further scoring and Arsenal went first in the section, a position also familiar to them domestically.

Last updated: 03/12/13 19.43CET

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Lineups

dortmund

Dortmund

arsenal

Arsenal

1
WeidenfellerRoman Weidenfeller (GK) (C)
1
SzczęsnyWojciech Szczęsny (GK)
4
SubotićNeven Subotić
3
SagnaBacary Sagna
6
BenderSven Bender
Substitution75
4
MertesackerPer Mertesacker
9
LewandowskiRobert Lewandowski
Yellow Card41
6
KoscielnyLaurent Koscielny
10
MkhitaryanHenrikh Mkhitaryan
7
RosickýTomáš Rosický
Substitution90+1
11
ReusMarco Reus
Substitution86
8
ArtetaMikel Arteta (C)
Yellow Card23
16
BłaszczykowskiJakub Błaszczykowski
Substitution74
11
ÖzilMesut Özil
18
Nuri ŞahinNuri Şahin
12
GiroudOlivier Giroud
Substitution90
19
GrosskreutzKevin Grosskreutz
16
RamseyAaron Ramsey
Goal62
25
PapastathopoulosSokratis Papastathopoulos
19
Santi CazorlaSanti Cazorla
Substitution75
29
SchmelzerMarcel Schmelzer
28
GibbsKieran Gibbs

Substitutes

20
LangerakMitchell Langerak (GK)
21
FabiańskiŁukasz Fabiański (GK)
5
KehlSebastian Kehl
5
VermaelenThomas Vermaelen
Substitution90+1
7
J. HofmannJonas Hofmann
Substitution75
17
MonrealNacho Monreal
Substitution75
17
AubameyangPierre-Emerick Aubameyang
Substitution74
23
BendtnerNicklas Bendtner
Substitution90
21
KirchOliver Kirch
25
JenkinsonCarl Jenkinson
23
SchieberJulian Schieber
Substitution86
44
GnabrySerge Gnabry
37
DurmErik Durm
45
HaydenIsaac Hayden

Coach

Jürgen Klopp (GER) Arsène Wenger (FRA)

Referee

Björn Kuipers (NED)

Assistant referees

Sander van Roekel (NED), Erwin Zeinstra (NED)

Fourth official

Angelo Boonman (NED)

Additional assistant referees

Pol van Boekel (NED), Richard Liesveld (NED)

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  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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