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Dortmund dig deep for draw

Published: Friday 7 November 2003, 0.40CET
BV Borussia Dortmund 2-2 FC Sochaux-Montbéliard The German club recover from two goals down to draw.

Match statistics

DortmundSochaux

Goals scored2
 
2
Attempts on target2
 
2
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards2
 
1
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Friday 7 November 2003, 0.40CET

Dortmund dig deep for draw

BV Borussia Dortmund 2-2 FC Sochaux-Montbéliard The German club recover from two goals down to draw.

BV Borussia Dortmund had to come from two goals behind to earn a 2-2 draw against FC Sochaux-Montbéliard, but it was the home team that dominated throughout as they lost their pefect record at the Westfalenstadion in league and European games this season.

Dortmund comeback
Sochaux, who Dortmund coach Matthias Sammer said produced "a great tactical display", twice struck in early counterattacks through forwards Santos and Pierre-Alain Frau. But the fervently-supported German team kept their nerve and 18-year-old substitute Saher Senesie and Ewerthon levelled matters for a team without the injured midfield players Tomáš Rosický, Flavio Conceição and Torsten Frings, striker Marcio Amoroso and defenders Evanilson and Dede.

Sochaux ahead
The opening exchanges gave few clues as to what was to follow. Dortmund dominated, often facing eight Sochaux players behind the ball, but a Jan Koller header saved by Teddy Richert was all they had to show in the opening 12 minutes. And it was at that point that Frau picked up the ball in midfield, turned, and sent a delicious through-ball to the chasing Santos who angled a shot past Roman Weidenfeller.

Lead doubles
Only briefly knocked off their stride, Dortmund pressed again and Maxence Flachez and Sylvain Monsoreau both denied Koller in front of goal. Then, on 27 minutes, the lead doubled. Speedy Nigerian Wilson Oruma ran from defence and sent away Frau, who struck a rising shot with great power into the roof of the net.

Ricken hits the post
It was almost three when the 23-year-old Frau tackled Christian Wörns and cut into the box to send a cross in front of goal that Santos was unlucky not to force past Weidenfeller. Lars Ricken did have time to hit the post with a shot before the break, though.

Teenager strikes
Ricken went close again immediately after half-time as he chested down only for his rasping shot to be stopped by Richet, as Dortmund reasserted territorial control. Senesie headed wide moments after being introduced just following the hour mark, and eight minutes later he won the ball 30 metres out, stepped forward, and sent a low shot underneath Richet.

Scores levelled
The wind in their sails, the home side looked to level the scores, and within seven minutes did just that as Ewerthon controlled a Stefan Reuter cross from the right after a fine passing move, and struck his shot past several defenders. A Fabien Boudarène corner then clipped the Dortmund crossbar as either side could have edged ahead, but the final outcome ensures the prospect of a mouthwatering return on 27 November.

Mixed feelings
Sochaux coach Guy Lacombe said: "We are happy with a draw here as no other side had succeeded in doing so this season. On the other hand we are slightly disappointed as we were two goals up, but in the end we can live with the result." Sammer said: "I think we deserved to get the draw as the team showed great spirit, and we must also thank the fans for staying with us."

Last updated: 07/11/03 10.21CET

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Lineups

dortmund

Dortmund

sochaux

Sochaux

1
WeidenfellerRoman Weidenfeller (GK)
16
RichertTeddy Richert (GK)
3
FernándezJuan Ramón Fernández
Yellow Card27
3
PaisleyGrégory Paisley
4
WörnsChristian Wörns
4
FlachezMaxence Flachez
5
KehlSebastian Kehl
5
MonsoreauSylvain Monsoreau
7
ReuterStefan Reuter
8
BoudarèneFabien Boudarène
9
KollerJan Koller
10
OrumaWilson Oruma
Substitution74
12
EwerthonEwerthon
Goal76
11
SantosSantos
Goal12
Substitution83
15
N.JensenNiclas Jensen
13
FrauPierre-Alain Frau
Goal27
18
RickenLars Ricken
17
PedrettiBenoît Pedretti
Yellow Card22
28
BergdølmoAndré Bergdølmo
Substitution61
21
DiawaraSouleymane Diawara
33
GambinoSalvatore Gambino
Yellow Card15
Substitution74
25
MathieuJérémy Mathieu

Substitutes

26
WarmuzGuillaume Warmuz (GK)
1
GnanhouanGérard Gnanhouan (GK)
13
ReinaGiuseppe Reina
Substitution74
2
TallIbrahim Tall
Substitution83
20
MetzelderMalte Metzelder
9
PagisMickaël Pagis
24
OdonkorDavid Odonkor
12
IsabeyMickaël Isabey
25
SenesieSaher Senesie
Substitution61
Goal68
14
LonfatJohann Lonfat
Substitution74
31
HoffmannStefan Hoffmann
19
RaschkePhilippe Raschke
35
BrzenskaMarkus Brzenska
28
TrapassoMarcelo Trapasso

Coach

Matthias Sammer (GER) Guy Lacombe (FRA)

Referee

Vladimir Hrinak (SVK)

Assistant referees

Marian Ruzbarsky (SVK), Jan Šuniar (SVK)

Fourth official

Richard Havrilla (SVK)

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