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Dortmund extend unbeaten run in Lille

Published: Thursday 21 February 2002, 21.00CET
BV Borussia Dortmund extended their unbeaten run to 15 games with a 1-1 draw at Lille OSC.

Match statistics

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Goals scored1
 
1
Attempts on target1
 
1
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards3
 
1
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Thursday 21 February 2002, 21.00CET

Dortmund extend unbeaten run in Lille

BV Borussia Dortmund extended their unbeaten run to 15 games with a 1-1 draw at Lille OSC.

BV Borussia Dortmund extended their unbeaten run to 15 games with a 1-1 draw away at Lille OSC in the first leg of their UEFA Cup fourth-round tie.

Undefeated since October
The German league leaders have not been defeated since October and showed why in the Grimonprez-Jooris stadium, defending resiliently in the face of threatening LOSC attacks.

Surprise lead
But in an open, well-contested game, it was the visitors who took the lead against the run of play on 66 minutes. Marcio Amoroso got on the end of Evanilson's right-wing cross and goalkeeper Grégory Wimbée, who was otherwise superb all evening, could only parry the ball into the path of Ewerthon, who hooked it home from close range.

LOSC level
It took just five minutes for LOSC to find an equaliser. Mile Sterjovski floated a right-wing cross into the Dortmund area and Salaheddine Bassir rocketed a half-volley on the turn into the bottom corner of Jens Lehmann's goal.

Missed chances
From that point on, neither side created any real chances, but LOSC could have had the game wrapped up by the hour mark. Johnny Ecker's long-range effort midway through the first half beat Lehmann but whistled past the Dortmund keeper's left-hand post and Dagui Bakari went close with a header moments later. Then, just before half-time, Bassir weaved through the Dortmund defence, playing a neat one-two with Bakari, but Lehmann rushed out to deny him.

Woodwork struck
LOSC's best chance to open the scoring came 15 minutes after the break. Sterjovski pounced on a loose ball on the edge of the area and his stunning effort struck the foot of the post. In the scramble that followed, Bakari lunged towards the ball but Christian Wörns hooked the ball off the Dortmund goalline fractionally before he made contact.

Halilhodzic unhappy
LOSC coach Vahid Halilhodzic felt his side should have taken more from the game. "I'm a bit disappointed as we had six or seven good chances to score, but Dortmund scored from their first opportunity," he said. "We made too many mistakes, which you cannot afford to do at this level. We came back but we're not physically top at the moment - although we've shown the rest of Europe that we are a strong team."

Sammer: 'We defended too deeply'
Matthias Sammer was much happier with his Dortmund players, but criticised them for their first-half performance, saying: "At the start we weren't too confident and we defended too deeply. They gave us a lot of space in attack but we failed to profit from it. But the second half was much better. We got the scoring started and although we had problems when Lille equalised, I'm very satisfied."

Wide open
As for the return leg, Sammer refused to say he expected a home victory. "Lille are a good side - a physical side that are strong on the counterattack," he said. "Next week's game in Germany will be very interesting."

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Lineups

losc

LOSC

dortmund

Dortmund

1
WimbéeGrégory Wimbée
1
LehmannJens Lehmann
3
CyganPascal Cygan
Yellow Card88
2
WörnsChristian Wörns
23
DelpierreMatthieu Delpierre
3
EvanilsonEvanilson
Yellow Card85
21
EckerJohnny Ecker
6
HeinrichJörg Heinrich
Substitution23
4
FahmiAbdlilah Fahmi
Yellow Card58
7
ReuterStefan Reuter
2
MichalowskiSébastien Michalowski
10
RosickýTomáš Rosický
25
N'DiayeSylvain N'Diaye
12
EwerthonEwerthon
Goal67
Substitution85
11
BrunelPhilippe Brunel
Yellow Card56
Substitution81
17
DedêDedê
10
BakariDagui Bakari
18
RickenLars Ricken
Substitution46
19
SterjovskiMile Sterjovski
Substitution84
21
MetzelderChristoph Metzelder
12
BassirSalaheddine Bassir
Goal72
Substitution72
22
AmorosoMarcio Amoroso

Substitutes

26
MalickiGrégory Malicki
20
LauxPhilipp Laux
17
HammadouRiad Hammadou
4
StevicMiroslav Stevic
Substitution85
20
TafforeauGrégory Tafforeau
13
ReinaGiuseppe Reina
5
RafaelSchmitz Rafael
Substitution84
15
OlisehSunday Oliseh
Substitution23
28
CheyrouBruno Cheyrou
Substitution81
19
AddoOtto Addo
Substitution46
22
CheyrouBenoît Cheyrou
23
MadouniAhmed Madouni
14
OlufadeAdekanmi Olufade
Substitution72

Coach

Vahid Halilhodžić (FRA) Matthias Sammer (GER)

Referee

Arturo Dauden Ibañez (ESP)

Assistant referees

Carlos Martin Nieto (ESP), Clemente Ayete Plou (ESP)

Fourth official

Carlos Megia Davila (ESP)

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