Stadion Petrovski - St Petersburg 25/02/2014 - 18:00CET (21:00 local time)

Round of 16, First leg

Zenit - Dortmund
2-4

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Delight for Klopp as Spalletti rues Zenit errors

Published: Tuesday 25 February 2014, 21.12CET
Jürgen Klopp hailed Borussia Dortmund's near "optimum performance" in their 4-2 defeat of FC Zenit, who "made too many naive mistakes and were punished".
Delight for Klopp as Spalletti rues Zenit errors
Zenit coach Luciano Spalletti (left) greets opposite number Jürgen Klopp at full time ©AFP/Getty Images
 

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Dortmund 

Match statistics

Zenit
Dortmund

2

Goals scored

4

55

Possession (%)

45

8

Total attempts

15

6

on target

12

2

off target

3

1

blocked

3

1

against woodwork

0

6

Corners

3

1

Offsides

3

2

Yellow cards

1

0

Red Cards

0

15

Fouls committed

16

16

Fouls suffered

15

750

Passes

544

543

completed

334

Lineups

zenit

Zenit

dortmund

Dortmund

1Lodygin (GK)1Weidenfeller (GK)
4Criscito2M. Friedrich
6Lombaerts (C)5Kehl (C)
7Hulk
Goal69
9R. Lewandowski
Goal61
Goal71
13Luís Neto10Mkhitaryan
Goal4
Substitution70
17Shatov
Goal57
11Reus
Goal5
Substitution85
20Fayzulin
Yellow Card81
Substitution84
18Nuri Şahin
22Anyukov
Yellow Card54
Substitution84
19Grosskreutz
Substitution90
23Arshavin
Substitution15
25Papastathopoulos
28Witsel26Piszczek
Yellow Card69
29Rondón29Schmelzer

Substitutes

16Malafeev (GK)20Langerak (GK)
11Kerzhakov
Substitution84
7J. Hofmann
Substitution85
14Hubočan14Jojić
18Zyryanov17Aubameyang
Substitution70
19Smolnikov
Substitution84
23Schieber
24Luković24Sarr
44Tymoshchuk
Substitution15
37Durm
Substitution90

Coaches

Luciano Spalletti (ITA) Jürgen Klopp (GER)

Referee

William Collum (SCO)

Standings

 
 
  
Published: Tuesday 25 February 2014, 21.12CET

Delight for Klopp as Spalletti rues Zenit errors

Jürgen Klopp hailed Borussia Dortmund's near "optimum performance" in their 4-2 defeat of FC Zenit, who "made too many naive mistakes and were punished".

Luciano Spalletti, Zenit coach
We went out with a desire to play football. However, the two quick goals we conceded made a big imprint on the game and, you could say, decided the match. We made too many naive mistakes and were punished. You can't afford these kind of lapses at this level against opponents of Dortmund's calibre. If you make such ridiculous mistakes you will pay a very high price.

However, we can't forget that we still continued to play football and fight for the result. Of course, we couldn't play with Dortmund's intensity for 90 minutes and had to make some adjustments – Dortmund were stronger in this department. And then those mistakes ...

Andrey Arshavin [who was substituted after 15 minutes] was taken off because of a muscle injury. As for the second leg, we still have hope. We need to think what we can do on a specific day, in a specific game. We have to try to deliver a more consistent performance and avoid the mistakes we made today.

Jürgen Klopp, Dortmund coach
We were close to an optimum performance. We showed great pressing and counterpressing against a really talented team. My team had their moments; it was classy display, no doubt about that. My team are not known to lack character, so it was clear that it would be easy to motivate the boys after the 3-0 defeat at Hamburg [on Saturday] and that they would show something. I was well aware that they had to produce a reaction and would do so, but I had not foreseen such a great performance. We reacted perfectly to every goal we conceded. It was a good evening for us, but we are not yet through. We still have some work to do in the return leg.

Last updated: 27/02/14 0.01CET

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