Erling Braut Haaland he rolled into the Sánchez-Pizjuán. The spotlights were aimed at the young forward of the Borussia Dortmund, in a Champions League Made for the stars, and it didn’t disappoint. Willing to overshadow Mbappé’s prominence, the Norwegian got the tie quite on track against the Seville with a brace and an assist to Dahoud to overcome Suso’s initial goal in the first half. A goal from De Jong put the final 2-3 that leaves the Andalusians with options.
The pass to Sevilla is complicated in these round of 16. Lopetegui’s men struck first, but ended up succumbing to Borussia that was superior from the start of the match and ended up asking for the time. The technician recovered Navas and, except for the incorporation of the full-back, he started with the same ones that beat Barça a week ago. He wanted to extend his nine-game winning streak, but it couldn’t be.
The Dortmund It didn’t take long to drown the Sevilla defense, led by Haaland and backed by Reus and Sancho in the trident presented by Edin Terzic’s. With more than enough gunpowder, they tried to keep the ball away from their goal, aware that its fragility at the back could get them into a lot of trouble. They succeeded, despite the initial blow from Seville.
The Germans were put uphill, with a bit of Suso in the 7th minute, he was assisted by Bellingham and Hummels. With an exquisite maneuver he left Sancho seated and armed his leg, to beat Hitz after bouncing off the two Dortmund players. Logic seemed to prevail, despite Seville’s effort to hide its favoritism. Nothing could be further from the truth, since the vertical power of the Germans began to clearly impose itself.
The reaction of the Dortmund happened to separate to Seville of the ball and jump up. They began to approach Bono’s domain, arriving with more and more danger. With Haaland trailing in their wake, they tried to respond to Suso’s initial blow. They got it in the least expected play, after a throw-in.
If there is something that characterizes Sevilla, it is their defensive order, but a man like Haaland is capable of capturing all the attention and breaking the effectiveness of Lopetegui’s wall. The Norwegian dragged the line to the right on a throw-in, received and handed it to Dahoud, which appeared by the freeway generated in the center lane. After getting away from Fernando, he put her in the squad, where Bono could not reach.
Dortmund managed to score at home and wanted more. The Germans managed to impose their physique and their speed to open a gap in the final meters, seeking to come back against a hit Sevilla. They were able to do it with a center from the right that walked without finding a finisher and that Navas sent for a corner at the far post.
The Germans warned, who were much better planted on the grass, without giving Sevilla any options and in the next they had, the matador did not forgive. Erling Haaland, the other banner of the new decade, it showed why half of Europe is fighting for it. He went down almost to the center of the field to receive and swept the Sevilla lines. He abused his power, handed it over to Sancho up front and the Briton hit an undetectable pass for Diego Carlos and Koundé, who ended up finishing at the back of the net.
It could be worst. The Nordic show had only just begun. In a quick transition, a missile was fired from the left corner of the area to which Bono reacted well. The Moroccan could not do anything in the next one he had. On the brink of rest Haaland he tipped the balance in a counterattack. It was lost by Papu and Reus took advantage of to launch a three for two, unloaded for the emergence of the Norwegian from the right and beat the goal by low defining with the left.
Lopetegui wanted to shake up the game after the break. He needed to improve the team behind and find control of the ball. Therefore, he put Gudelj by Rakitic. The Basque opened to the wings and embedded Fernando between the centrals, to form with a 3-4-2-1 with which he managed to dominate, but without approaching with much danger. With their homework done, Dortmund withdrew and knew how to maintain during the start of the second, forcing the coach to have to move the bench again, removing the top three to put in De Jong, Oliver Y Munir.
Sevilla ended up overturned
Sevillista occasions began to arrive, although with a dropper. After a corner, he had the second Squire, entering the far post to finish off a Navas ball that just went away. He had him again close to set pieces, with Oscar that, as soon as he jumped onto the grass, he sent a foul that ended up taking Hitz.
It was the true trigger for the people of Seville. Despite the fact that Dortmund had it under control, knowing how to endure Sevilla perfectly, they found their best weapon in Oscar’s boot. On the next foul he took, he assisted De Jong, who finished only at the far post. A minute later, he had one practically over the line, but sent it up.
Sevilla ended up overturned, in a match that became overheated at the end. The centers to the area were a constant, but in the end the Hispanics could not achieve a draw, although the 2-3 leaves them with some option for the return to be played at the Westfalenstadion.