Borussia Dortmund 1-1 Sevilla FC
Goals: Bellingham (35e) for Dortmund // Nianzou (18e) for Seville
Although a win would have qualified for the sequel, the BvB was not flamboyant enough to pay Sevilla (1-1). The Andalusians, with Sampaoli at the helm, can dream of better days.
Mouthfuls, a team that projects itself with desire and speed, sometimes delicious balls (33e), a (great) defensive generosity, a yellow card against him that makes him misunderstand: clearly, Jorge Sampaoli has found a bench. For his first Champions League game since returning to Andalusia, the former OM coach can be pleased: yes, Sevilla FC could see recovery if they continue like this. Poor condition at all levels (18e de Liga), the Sevillians delivered an encouraging copy to Dortmund. A draw recalled from Germany after the humiliation a week ago (1-4), resulting in the sacking of Julen Lopetegui.
With a helmet attack, Nianzou (ex-PSG) scored the first goal of his career in the main league (0-1, 18e). Too fair to avoid Bellingham’s equalizer (1-1, 35e) after a pass from Meunier, Nianzou will have been in all Sevillan moves. Like this rescue equipment (33e), but also this header to find Lamela for an occasion that Sevilla may regret for a long time (67e). As for the BvB, it will only have pressed the accelerator in sequence and closed each half properly. But the face of the first half hour, for example, was rather apathetic. Far from some of his glorious performances in recent weeks, Bellingham still planted his fourth goal in as many days. Four pawns in four consecutive games under 20 in C1? Only Haaland and Mbappe had done it. With this draw, Dortmund, which saw Meunier leave injured, is not yet guaranteed of eighth. But the four points ahead is a comfortable mattress.
Borussia Dortmund (4-2-3-1): Kobel – Meunier, Sule, Hummels, Rothe (Guerreiro, 46e) – Bellingham, Ozcan – Adeyemi (T. Hazard, 71e), Grind (Reyna, 71e), Brandt – Humble. coach : Edin Terzic.
Sevilla FC (3-4-3): Bounou-Marcao (Jordan, 90e+1), Nianzou, Carmona – Acuna (Telles, 71st), Rakitić, Gudelj, J. Navas (Montiel, 90e+1) – Suso (Januzaj, 59e), Lamela, En-Nesyri (Isco, 59e). coach : Jorge Sampaoli.