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2016/04/07 | 21:05 |  Europa League | Signal Iduna Park, Dortmund |  Full Time

As it happened: Dortmund v Liverpool

2016-04-07 23:00
Last Updated at 13:25
07 Apr 23:04
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07 Apr 23:01


Borussia Dortmund 1-1 Liverpool

07 Apr 22:59
90' Two minutes off additional time added as the Liverpool supporters start singing 'You'll never walk alone'
07 Apr 22:53
86' Sakho getting himself in the right positions as he cuts out Mkhitaryan's pass. Man of the Match??
07 Apr 22:51
83' Sturridge comes on for Origi in Jurgen Klopp's final change of the encounter.
07 Apr 22:49
80' Liverpool playing a 4-4-1-1 formation as Firmino slips down into centre-forward just behind Origi and Milner moves into midfield on the right.
07 Apr 22:42
75' Game becoming dull. Needs changes from both ends.
07 Apr 22:38
70' Dortmund 1-1 Liverpool
07 Apr 22:34
Liverpool doing seemingly well in defensive duties tonight.
07 Apr 22:33
Can seems more comfortable with Allen alongside him. 
07 Apr 22:31
60' Dortmund 1-1 Liverpool
07 Apr 22:25
58' Schmelzer gets a free-kick in a dangerous position as Lovren knees the defender. Reus takes the free-kick and Mignolet saves it easily.
07 Apr 22:22
52' Reus receives a yellow card following the Liverpool's attacking chaos.
07 Apr 22:21
51' LIVERPOOOOL!!! Great succession of play as Weidenfeller makes a double three saves within seconds. Clyne with pile driver from distance but Coutinho hits the rebound on target but the 'keeper is up for the challenge and makes decent stop. Coutinho hits it seconds later again as Dortmund struggle to clear the ball but Weidenfeller again makes a one handed save that keeps things at 1-1.
07 Apr 22:18
Hummels finishes off a short corner from Castro as Mkhitarayan whips in a cross with his left foot, and the German defender leaps above Adam Lallana to head home the equaliser.
07 Apr 22:14
07 Apr 22:13
Meanwhile, both Liverpool and Dortmund have made changes to their existing XI. Henderson off for Allen while Sahin replaces Durm.
07 Apr 22:12
45' And the second-half is underway... 
07 Apr 22:11
Both sides are coming out as the second-half is set to start...
07 Apr 22:00


An entertaining first-half as the Jurgen Klopp's side lead his former club Borussia Dortmund 1-0 courtesy of an Origi strike.

07 Apr 21:59
50' Ref blows half-time but Weidenfeller is furious with the official decision not to hand Dortmund a free-kick. The ref issues the 'keeper with a yellow card.
07 Apr 21:58
49' Moreno picks up a loose ball following great defensive play by the Reds and the left-back darts down the wing and cuts it towards the middle of the park. The Spaniard plays a lovely through ball towards Origi, who checks his run perfectly but his shot hits Weidenfeller straight ahead. Should have been 2-0!!
07 Apr 21:58
49' Moreno picks up a loose ball following great defensive play by the Reds and the left-back darts down the wing and cuts it towards the middle of the park. The Spaniard plays a lovely through ball towards Origi, who checks his run perfectly but his shot hits Weidenfeller straight ahead. Should have been 2-0!!
07 Apr 21:54
48' Lovren with a lovely timed save from Aubameyang as he receives a yet another through ball from his midfield.
07 Apr 21:52
46' Sakho a brick wall in defenceas he makes yet another save from a Dortmund through ball.
07 Apr 21:51
45' FOUR added minutes
07 Apr 21:49
44' Lallana with a late tackle on Schmelzer.
07 Apr 21:47
39' Seconds later Coutinho, Lallana and Clyne almost get in with another chance but Schmelzer denies Clynes effort on goal.
07 Apr 21:44
Milner assists Origi with a nothing chance as Dortmund's defenders anticipates the attacker.  The Belgian turns the German sides defence and takes a shot out of nowhere from 18-yards out and beats Weidenfeller.
07 Apr 21:41
07 Apr 21:41
33' Mkhitaryan makes a run down the middle of the park as Henderson makes a pure judgement in his long ball effort pass but the Dortmund midfielder picks up the loose ball marches towards the front. He creates space for himself and shoots 22-yards out but his shot is just short of the target.
07 Apr 21:37
30' Sakho with another block as Aubameyang skips pass Lovren but the French defender covers up nicely in defence for the English side.
07 Apr 21:36
28' Sakho leaps in as Reus runs towards goal and tackles the midfielder. Free-kick for Dortmund. Aubameyang takes the free-kick but it deflects for a corner. 
07 Apr 21:33
25' Dortmund 0-0 Liverpool
07 Apr 21:30
20' Lovren with a great chance to go ahead from a Milner free-kick but Weidenfeller makes a decent save as the defender's header is straight towards the 'keeper.
07 Apr 21:27

17' Schmelzer makes a decent run down the left and opens up Liverpool's defence as Weigl puts a lofted pass in for the defender. Schmelzer plays a ball in the 18th area as Mkhitaryan comes steaming in but Sakho makes a goal threatening save.

07 Apr 21:22
14' Milner fouls Mkhitaryan and Dortmund gets a free-kick in a dangerous position. Castro takes it and delivers a pure low cross - it falls for Reus outside the box and the German strikes the ball towards goal but his effort well wide.
07 Apr 21:18
11' Hummels pushes forward as he drifts past Liverpool's midfield he finds himself outside the box and looks to play a through ball towards Dortmund's front three.
07 Apr 21:17
8' Emre Can fouls Mkhitaryan
07 Apr 21:15
5' Mignolet teasing Aubameyang as the forward slides to get the ball from the 'keeper but the Belgian is calm as he pulls the ball back and clears it afterwards.
07 Apr 21:09
2' Dortmund making the first threat as they attack Liverpool's defence. We'll certainly see the Reds defence being tested tonight which has not been it's best in years.
07 Apr 21:06
1' And Dortmund starts off things
07 Apr 21:01
It's a full house at the Signal Iduna Park as the teams come out...
07 Apr 20:30
Fellow Brazilian Lucas is not expected to feature as the midfielder continues his recovery from a thigh problem, while Joe Gomez and Danny Ings remain long-term absentees.
07 Apr 20:30
The visitors are sweating on the fitness of Roberto Firmino, who has made the trip to Germany but is doubtful with a hamstring injury that has sidelined him for the last two games.
07 Apr 20:29
Midfielder Gundogan missed the two-legged affair against Spurs with a foot injury, while defender Hummels has shaken off a calf problem. Sokratis is back after missing the 3-2 win over Werder Bremen at the weekend with flu.
07 Apr 20:29
In team news, the hosts are boosted by the return of three players. Mats Hummels, Sokratis and Ilkay Gundogan could come into contention after the trio rejoined the rest of the squad for training on Tuesday.
07 Apr 20:29
Klopp's men booked their place in the last eight with a 1-1 draw at United, which saw them progress 3-1 on aggregate. They then squandered a two-goal lead to lose 3-2 to Southampton in the league before sharing the spoils in a 1-1 draw with Spurs on Saturday.
  • It's all over in Dortmund it's finished Borussia Dortmund 1 Liverpool 1.

  • 90'

    Two minutes to be added on after the 90.

  • 90'

    Free kick to Liverpool just inside their own half.

  • 88'

    Mignolet claims a high ball under pressure at the second attempt.

  • 86'

    Sturridge dribbles past two Dortmund defenders but he tries to do too much and loses the ball.

  • 84'

    Sturridge comes on to replace Origi for Liverpool.

  • 83'

    Critical clearance from Milner after Smeltzer had run into space for Dortmund.

  • 81'

    Sokratis earns a yellow card for Dortmund.

  • 79'

    Reckless challenge from Moreno gives Dortmund a free kick.

  • 78'

    Firmino replaces Lallana for Liverpool.

  • 77'

    Double change from Dortmund as Pulisic replaces Aubamayeng and Sokratis replaces Bender.

  • 74'

    Free kick in a dangerous area for Dortmund, Castro tries to dink it in but Liverpool deal with the threat.

  • 72'

    Origi caught offside, free kick to Dortmund.

  • 70'

    Origi runs out of pitch and gives Dortmund a goal kick.

  • 69'

    Critical interception from Milner allows Liverpool to relieve the pressure.

  • 68'

    Frantic to and fro here without any clear sights of goal.

  • 65'

    Can's long ball for Coutinho is too heavy and Dortmund have a goal kick.

  • 64'

    Big block from Sakho, ugly but effective defending.

  • 63'

    Origi gets goalside of the defence but he is offside. Dortmund free kick.

  • 60'

    Punched by Mignolet after Lovren skies the clearance, nervy from Liverpool.

  • 59'

    A curler from Reus is well held by Mignolet, Liverpool survive.

  • 58'

    Lovren fouls Smeltzer chance for Dortmund from the set piece.

  • 57'

    Possession football from Dortmund for a spell.

  • 55'

    Can from distance! Well over. Goal kick to Dortmund.

  • 54'

    A hat-trick of saves from Weidenfeller maintains parity for Dortmund.

  • 51'

    Weidenfeller gets down well to keep out a Coutinho shot. The danger isn't over and Coutinho hits another effort which is blocked.

  • 50'

    A poor cross from Joe Allen ends a Liverpool attack, goal kick to Dortmund.

  • 50'

    A poor cross from Joe Allen ends a Liverpool attack, goal kick to Dortmund.

  • 48'

    Hummels! Corner taken short before Hummels leapt above Lallana to head home the equaliser! 1-1. Dortmund hit back.

  • 47 '

    Lovren cuts out a ball meant for Reus and boots clear for Liverpool.

  • 46'

    Milner has come out with the captain's armband as Joe Allen replaces Jordan Henderson at half time. Dortmund kick off after Sahin comes on for Dortmund as well.

  • Liverpool break and Origi was in and one on one with the keeper but Weidenfeller keeps the Belgian out and the half time whistle goes. The Dortmund keeper is booked for dissent after the whistle after an angry outburst aimed at the referee. Half time in Dortmund and its Borussia Dortmund 0 Liverpool 1.

  • Sakho clears from the corner eventually and Liverpool can breathe.

  • Critical block by Lovren to deny Aubameyang.

  • Durm shoots left footed from Distance but his shot lacks power and Mignolet gathers for Liverpool.

  • Four minutes to be added on at the end of the first half.

  • 44'

    Yellow Card for Lallana after a late challenge on Smeltzer.

  • 43'

    Liverpool lead but Dortmund look dangerous.

  • 41'

    The Liverpool captain Henderson is down just outside the penalty area.

  • 40'

    Scrappy defending from Dortmund sees first Clyne and Then Milner have shots blocked for the Reds.

  • 39'

    Coutinho goes down in the Dortmund penalty area but the referee is unmoved.

  • 36'

    Divock Origi! Flicked on for The Liverpool forward who holds off the defender and slots past Weidenfeller to give Liverpool the lead. 0-1 to Liverpool.

  • 36'

    Aubameyang hits his shot straight at Mignolet in the Liverpool goal after a promising break.

  • 34'

    Mkhitaryan slips with the goal begging, chance missed for Dortmund.

  • 34'

    Lofted ball from Henderson is straight into Weidenfeller's hands.

  • 30'

    Aubameyang stands over a free kick and he forces a save out of Mignolet in the Liverpool goal.

  • 28'

    Liverpool's corner is punched clear as far as Moreno who blasts his shot over the Dortmund goal.

  • 28'

    Origi wins Liverpool a corner.

  • 26'

    Mkhitaryan wins the ball in an advance position but Dortmund fail to craft a chance.

  • 22'

    Chance for Lovren from the free kick, ooh the defender should have scored from that free header. A clash of heads between Lovren and Weidenfeller has left the Dortmund keeper prone.

  • 21'

    Clyne goes down and wins a free kick much to the crowds dismay.

  • 19'

    Liverpool are under pressure at the moment, Dortmund are looking dangerous.

  • 17'

    Huge defence from Sakho! His block kept the ball out of an empty Liverpool net before the defender makes two more clearances!

  • 15'

    Milner brings down Mhkitaryan in a dangerous position and Liverpool half clear the free kick before Reus fires wide from outside the area.

  • 12'

    Good run and pass from Hummels luckily, for Liverpool, only finds Mignolet.

  • 11'

    Dortmund get forward before Lovren slams a clearance long.

  • 9'

    Can goes into the book for a challenge on Mkhitaryan. Yellow card to the Liverpool man.

  • Lallana pounces on a loose ball before he is fouled and Liverpool may be able to get something going from the free kick.

  • 6'

    Milner nearly finds Coutinho with a teasing through ball but the Dortmund keeper is first to the ball.

  • Moreno wins a free kick deep in the Liverpool half and the visitors can relieve the early pressure.

  • 3'

    Liverpool seem to be sitting deep early on to soak up the expected early pressure from Dortmund.

  • 1'

    Dortmund kick off and we are under way at the Signal Iduna.

  • The players are out on the field and Signal Iduna Park is an absolute cauldron of noise as usual.

  • Dortmund have been dynamic in attack this season and in this competition's previous round they put Liverpool's opponents from the past weekend, Spurs, to the sword and Sakho and Lovren will surely have their hands full tonight in the Liverpool defence.

  • Liverpool have brought Origi in for Sturridge presumably to enhance Liverpool's pressing game with the Belgian's pace and energy seen as highly valuable for the visitors.

  • Liverpool (4-2-3-1): Mignolet; Clyne, Lovren, Sakho, Moreno; Henderson, Can; Milner, Coutinho, Lallana; Origi. Liverpool substitutes: Toure, Firmino, Sturridge, Allen, Ibe, Smith, Ward.

  • Dortmund (4-2-3-1): Weidenfeller; Piszczek, Hummels, Bender, Schmelzer; Weigl, Castro; Durm, Mkhitaryan, Reus; Aubameyang. Dortmund substitutes: Burki, Sahin, Ginter, Leitner, Pulisic, Sokratis, Kagawa.

  • Team news now and Liverpool have kept faith with the starting XI that drew with Spurs at the weekend barring switching Sturridge for Origi up front while Dortmund see Mats Hummels return to central defence while Roman Weidenfeller replaces Roman Burki in goal for the German team.

  • Hello and welcome to our coverage of the UEFA Europa League Quarter Final First Leg between Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool FC from Signal Iduna Park in Dortmund.

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    • 48' Mats Hummels
    • 36' Divock Origi
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    • 45' Roman Weidenfeller
    • 52' Marco Reus
    • 81' Sokratis
    • 9' Emre Can
    • 44' Adam Lallana
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  • Roman Weidenfeller
  • Sven Bender
  • Henrikh Mkhitaryan
  • Marco Reus
  • Mats Hummels
  • Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
  • Lukasz Piszczek
  • Gonzalo Castro
  • Marcel Schmelzer
  • Julian Weigl
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  • Nathaniel Clyne
  • Dejan Lovren
  • James Milner
  • Philippe Coutinho
  • Jordan Henderson
  • Mamadou Sakho
  • Alberto Moreno
  • Adam Lallana
  • Simon Mignolet
  • Emre Can
  • Divock Origi
  • Moritz Leitner
  • Nuri Sahin
  • Christian Pulisic
  • Shinji Kagawa
  • Sokratis
  • Matthias Ginter
  • Roman Burki
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  • Kolo Toure
  • Roberto Firmino
  • Daniel Sturridge
  • Joe Allen
  • Jordon Ibe
  • Brad Smith
  • Danny Ward

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