Borussia Dortmund ensured their UEFA Champions League fate remains in their own hands with a crucial victory at home to SSC Napoli.
Last season's finalists responded to their recent rocky patch with an absorbing display, but despite taking a two-goal lead through Marco Reus's early penalty and Jakub Błaszczykowski's second-half finish, seemed destined for a nervy finish after Lorenzo Insigne pulled one back for the Italian visitors. However, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's first goal at this level made sure of the three points and, more importantly, put Dortmund second in Group F heading into the final round of fixtures.
We knew that this would be a spectacular game. We wasted a lot of opportunities, but Reina also made some great saves. We worked hard today and recorded a highly deserved win.
Jürgen Klopp, Dortmund coach
Our mentality is to try to win every game against any opponent and we played the right way. We were facing one of the best counterattacking teams in Europe and it was not easy.
Rafael Benítez, Napoli coach
|1||Weidenfeller (GK)||25||Reina (GK)|
|20||Langerak (GK)||1||Rafael Cabral (GK)|
|Jürgen Klopp (GER)||Rafael Benítez (ESP)|
|Carlos Velasco Carballo (ESP)|