Málaga vs Borussia Dortmund

Current Score

  • Málaga 0
  • Borussia Dortmund 0

Match Profile

  • Time 5:45 AM AEDT 4 April 2013
  • League UEFA Champions League
  • Leg 1
  • Venue Estadio La Rosaleda
  • Attendance 28,548


Málaga MAL

Borussia Dortmund

Borussia Dortmu BVB
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  • Goals at Half-time 0
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  • Goals at Half-time 0
4 Apr 2013 - 10:07am

Malaga, Dortmund ends goalless

Borussia Dortmund wasted a host of chances to take a healthy advantage into the second leg of its UEFA Champions League quarter-final against Malaga as the game ended goalless.
PA Sport

4 Apr 2013 - 7:14 AM  UPDATED 4 Apr 2013 - 10:07 AM

Mario Gotze was the main culprit, spurning three golden openings, as
the visitor failed to find a way past the impressive Willy Caballero at
La Rosaleda.

The away draw still leaves Jurgen Klopp's side in a strong position
ahead of the home leg, but the boss will know the tie could have been
all but wrapped up already.

Instead Malaga, which, for all its opponent's dominance, still caused
Dortmund the odd nervy moment, will travel to the Westfalenstadion
still in with a shout of the last four.

Malaga had the first chance when Javier Saviola ran onto a clipped
pass down the right of the area, got to the byline and cut inside, only
to opt to go for the near post rather than the far and dragged his shot

But it did not take long for Dortmund's attacking triumvirate of
Robert Lewandowski, Gotze and Marco Reus to start exerting their
influence as Dortmund started to open its host up almost at will.

Gotze ran clear on to a Lewandowski header as the Malaga backline
appealed in vain for offside, but his shot lacked power and Caballero
dived to make a one-handed save.

The Germany international then got in one-on-one down the right of
the area, but Caballero was again equal to his side-foot shot.

Reus then brought another save out of the goalkeeper after neat link-up play and a low shot from the edge of the area.

The young trio were causing Malaga all sorts of problems, with only the killer finish lacking.

The host showed it could still be a threat when Dortmund keeper
Roman Weidenfeller had to be quick off his line to get to the ball ahead
of Saviola.

Its defence, though, continued to live dangerously and Weligton was
booked for pulling back Lewandowski right on the edge of the area, Reus
curling the resulting free-kick wide.

But Malaga ended the half in the ascendancy.

Weidenfeller, under no pressure, spilled a Joaquin cross and Felipe
Santana scrambled the ball away to spare his team-mate's blushes.

But the keeper redeemed himself with a fine save to keep out a Weligton header from a Joaquin corner.

Lewandowski fluffed another golden Dortmund chance minutes after the
break, skewing his shot horribly wide when Gotze's cut-back found him in
plenty of space in front of goal.

Gotze then fired wide of the far post after racing on to a measured
pass down the right as another opportunity came and went for the
German side.

At the other end, Isco drilled effort was parried well by
Weidenfeller, but it was Dortmund which left the pitch at full-time with a
feeling of what might have been.

Match Commentary

minute code event
90 SI Substitute in O. Kirch of Borussia Dortmund
90 SO Substitute out M. Götze of Borussia Dortmund
87 SI Substitute in Duda of Málaga
87 SO Substitute out Isco of Málaga
80 SO Substitute out S. Kehl of Borussia Dortmund
80 SI Substitute in S. Bender of Borussia Dortmund
77 YC Yellow card awarded to M. Iturra of Málaga
77 YC Yellow card awarded to R. Lewandowski of Borussia Dortmund
76 SI Substitute in R. Santa Cruz of Málaga
76 SO Substitute out Júlio Baptista of Málaga
69 SI Substitute in J. Schieber of Borussia Dortmund
69 SO Substitute out M. Reus of Borussia Dortmund
68 SI Substitute in Portillo of Málaga
68 SO Substitute out J. Saviola of Málaga
31 YC Yellow card awarded to Weligton of Málaga
19 YC Yellow card awarded to Antunes of Málaga
17 YC Yellow card awarded to K. Großkreutz of Borussia Dortmund

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