Champions League: Reaction as Dortmund beat Chelsea in first leg (2023)

Emlyn Begley

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    Borussia Dortmund 1-0 Chelsea

    This was Dortmund's first win over an English team in their last 11 attempts. They had drawn two and lost eight since beating Spurs in the 2015-16 Europa League.

  2. 'A little bit of luck involved'

    Borussia Dortmund 1-0 Chelsea

    Borussia Dortmund boss Edin Terzic, speaking to DAZN: "It's great to come out on the winning side. There was a little bit of luck involved and we had an exceptional goalkeeper. But there's no need to apologise after winning at home against Chelsea in the last 16.

    "I feel like we defended our goal well but made it a little too easy for them to get into the final third at times. If you saw how often we threw ourselves into challenges, how many shots we blocked, Chelsea have an incredible quality up front. But Gregor Kobel is in incredible form and we know when things get tight we can rely on him.

    "What we really needed tonight was longer periods of possession. We won the ball well in midfield a lot, but then gave it away again too cheaply. There were a lot of good things, too - the best of which is the result - but we know it's not easy to play against Chelsea and we took a good step tonight."

  3. 'We were really good, we just have to score'

    Borussia Dortmund 1-0 Chelsea

    Champions League: Reaction as Dortmund beat Chelsea in first leg (1)


    Chelsea manager Graham Potter speaking to BT Sport: "It was a very strong performance, especially the second half. We created a lot of chances and efforts on goal but I am disappointed with the goal we conceded. I thought we were the dominant team in the second half. It is half-time in the tie, we have to regroup.

    "It is a counter-attack from a corner, we were close to scoring ourselves. They broke on us. It is disappointing, we need to do better. Apart from that, we were really, really good, we just have to score.

    "I thought we had good attacking movements, clarity in terms of how we wanted to attack and got into right areas. The attitude was really positive as well.

    "You can see the supporters' reaction, they were really positive, they can see the performance of the team, they gave us a fantastic reception. We are a team in progress, we know there are a lot of positive things there.

    "You always need a bit of luck but you can't wait around for luck, you have to keep working. The boys have been fantastic with their work but we are still suffering at the moment. But we will keep on working."

  4. 'New year, new luck'

    Borussia Dortmund 1-0 Chelsea

    Borussia Dortmund goalscorer Karim Adeyemi to DAZN: "It was a tough start to the game for us, but then you could see that everyone was fighting for each other and we knew something was possible here tonight. We're delighted to have won.

    "The only thing I was thinking [against Enzo Fernandez] was that I just need to get the ball past him. You just try to win your duels, the goalkeeper came out and there may have been a bit of luck, but I'm delighted with the goal.

    "It's a case of new year, new luck. For me, it's that simple. As a team, we talked a lot during the break and it brought us closer together. The win tonight was crucial and it was unbelievable to play in front of these fans. We wanted to give Chelsea a tough game from start to finish and we've won."

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    Borussia Dortmund 1-0 Chelsea

    In all competitions, Chelsea's top scorers only have six goals - Raheem Sterling and Kai Havertz.

    Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, joint next on three, has been left out of their Champions League squad.

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  7. 'Not many players can stop Adeyemi'

    Borussia Dortmund 1-0 Chelsea

    Borussia Dortmund captain Jude Bellingham to BT Sport: "It was good. We dominated the first half. They had chances but we were in control for the majority of the first half.

    "In the second half we took the foot off the gas and they had more control. We showed how well we can defend and see out games."

    On Karim Adeyemi's goal: "Just speed. We are really confident when he gets the ball one on one. Not many players can stop him. He had a tough time coming here at the start - finding his feet - and now he's flying."

    On Emre Can's goalline clearance: "He plays in a position where he gets overlooked. It was another game-winning block. He had a brilliant game."

    Comparing the atmosphere to Birmingham: "It's similar. Not far off. If you had 80,000 in St Andrew's it would be close. They're like our 12 man."

    Champions League: Reaction as Dortmund beat Chelsea in first leg (3)

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    Borussia Dortmund 1-0 Chelsea

    The TV pundits aren't impressed by Enzo Fernandez backing off Karim Adeyemi and then being done for pace.

    "The art of defending is going," says Joe Cole.

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    Borussia Dortmund 1-0 Chelsea

    Dortmund have won all seven competitive matches in 2023.

    Chelsea have won one of their nine games this year...

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    Champions League: Reaction as Dortmund beat Chelsea in first leg (4)

    Leon Osman

    Former Everton midfielder on BBC Radio 5 Live

    I am wondering how Chelsea have lost myself. I think they played really well at times, they created really good opportunities but the thing that has troubled them in their last four or five games has haunted them again.

    They lack composure and quality in their finishing at times.

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    Borussia Dortmund 1-0 Chelsea

    It was 14-21 on shots and 2-8 on efforts on target. Basically Chelsea had enough chances to win a couple of games.

    Champions League: Reaction as Dortmund beat Chelsea in first leg (5)

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    Borussia Dortmund 1-0 Chelsea

    Chelsea's expected goals - which measures how good your chances were - was 2.14. That is the fourth most of any team in this season's Champions League without scoring.

    Dortmund's was 1.41.

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    Borussia Dortmund 1-0 Chelsea

    Champions League: Reaction as Dortmund beat Chelsea in first leg (6)

    Leon Osman

    Former Everton midfielder on BBC Radio 5 Live

    Great effort from Enzo Fernandez, he thought he scored. He hits it off his other foot that makes it even more difficult for the goalkeeper.


    Borussia Dortmund 1-0 Chelsea

    It's all over.

    Chelsea have to beat Borussia Dortmund at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday, 7 March to have any hopes of qualifying.

    Champions League: Reaction as Dortmund beat Chelsea in first leg (7)

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  15. Full time in Belgium

    Club Bruges 0-2 Benfica

    David Neres tormented Bruges after coming on and the Benfica man had the ball in the net again late on, only for it to be ruled offside.

    A comfortable win for Benfica, Scott Parker and Bruges face a real task to turn this around in Portugal on 7 March.

    Champions League: Reaction as Dortmund beat Chelsea in first leg (8)

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    Borussia Dortmund 1-0 Chelsea

    What a chance! Enzo Fernandez almost equalises for Chelsea in the final minute. His curling effort is saved by the goalkeeper out of the top corner.

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    Borussia Dortmund 1-0 Chelsea

    Into the third minute of stoppage time. Five minutes were added on apparently.

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    Borussia Dortmund 1-0 Chelsea

    Hakim Ziyech's corner is caught by Gregor Kobel. His final ball has been lacking tonight. Into injury time but the board hasn't said how much.

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Why was Chelsea penalty retaken against Dortmund? ›

Kai Havertz retook his penalty after VAR showed that a Dortmund player had encroached in the box while the German took his first spot-kick. Kai Havertz's twice-taken penalty against Borussia Dortmund in the second-leg sent Chelsea to the Champions League quarterfinals with an aggregate score of 2-1.

What was the score of the first leg of Chelsea vs Dortmund? ›

Borussia Dortmund 1-0 Chelsea: Karim Adeyemi's goal is the difference in Champions League round of 16 first leg. Karim Adeyemi's brilliant breakaway goal for Borussia Dortmund means Chelsea have a 1-0 deficit to overcome following the first leg of their Champions League round of 16 tie.

How did Chelsea beat Dortmund? ›

Raheem Sterling smashed home a volley from the top of the 6-yard box just before half-time and Kai Havertz scored from the penalty spot early in the second half to send Graham Potter's struggling Chelsea past Dortmund in the round of 16.

Can 5 English teams be in the Champions League? ›

UEFA rules do allow for five English teams to be in the Champions League in a single season. The only way that would happen is if Man City were the team that finished fifth but then also went onto win the competition.

Has Chelsea ever faced Dortmund? ›

The first leg of the 2022/23 Champions League last 16 tie was the first time Dortmund and Chelsea had ever met in competitive competition. It was BVB who drew first blood to take a 1-0 lead to Stamford Bridge.

Why did UEFA ban Chelsea? ›

Q: What exactly were they found guilty of? A: It's basically two things. Article 19 concerns the registration of minors. Chelsea are accused of having played youngsters -- most of them kids on trial -- in their youth teams without registering them.

Who beaten Chelsea the most? ›

The team that has beaten Chelsea the Most is Liverpool. The Merseyside club have beaten Chelsea More than any other team in the English League. Liverpool have beaten Chelsea 69 times. Other teams that come close to their record are Arsenal and Manchester United with 64 and 63 wins respectively.

What is Chelsea best score ever? ›

Chelsea's biggest ever win is 13-0. They beat Jeunesse Hautcharage 13-0 in the Cup Winners' Cup on 29 September 1971.

What is Chelsea biggest loss score? ›

What is Chelsea's biggest ever away defeat in history? Chelsea's biggest away defeat is by six goals. It's happened three times in history - an 8-1 loss to Wolverhampton Wanderers during the 1953/1954 season, and 7-0 defeats to Leeds United (1967/68) and Nottingham Forest (1990/91).

What was the penalty for Dortmund vs Chelsea? ›

Chelsea were awarded the penalty when the ball struck the arm of Dortmund's Marius Wolf with the aggregate score level at 1-1. Kai Havertz stepped up to take the penalty and hit the post as the goalkeeper dived the wrong way.

Who is better Chelsea or Dortmund? ›

Across 2023, Borussia Dortmund are the only team to have won 100% of their competitive matches (10/10). In comparison, Chelsea have won just two of their 12 in all competitions.

Why didn t Mason Mount play against Dortmund? ›

Mason Mount will serve a one-match suspension in the Champions League after picking up a yellow card against Borussia Dortmund in the round of 16 first-leg. The midfielder was at the centre of a mass brawl following a late tackle by Niklas Sule.

What happens if an English team wins the Champions League? ›

The club that won the UEFA Champions League will go straight into the group stage. The UEFA Europa League winners will go into the UEFA Champions League group stage. The club that finished fourth in the Premier League will transfer into the UEFA Europa League group stage.

Which English team has the most Champions League? ›

Liverpool are the most successful English club in the Champions League having won the competition six times in their history. German side Bayern Munich also have six titles to their name. Chelsea were the last English side to win the trophy after they defeated Manchester City 1-0 back in 2021.

Which English team has played the most Champions League games? ›

Clubs with most matches played in the UEFA Champions League from 1955 to 2022
CharacteristicGames played
AFC Ajax241
Liverpool FC240
Celtic FC216
Arsenal FC201
9 more rows
Dec 8, 2022

What causes a penalty to be retaken? ›

the kick is retaken unless the ball is going into the goal and the interference does not prevent the goalkeeper or defending player playing the ball, in which case the goal is awarded if the ball enters the goal (even if contact was made with the ball) unless the interference was by the attacking team.

Why was Chelsea goal ruled out? ›

Reece James looked to have opened the scoring in the first half, but Enzo Fernandez was ruled offside during the build-up. In the second half it was Kai Havertz's turn to feel the disappointment, as his goal was disallowed for an inadvertent handball.

Did Tuchel get sacked by BVB? ›

He departed Mainz in 2014 and was appointed at fellow Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund in 2015 and won the DFB-Pokal before being dismissed in 2017.

Why was Watford penalty retaken? ›

Ismaila Sarr's penalty was saved by De Gea, and then Kiko Femenia looked to score on the follow-up but referee John Moss asked for the penalty to be retaken for encroachment.

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