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Bundesliga

  • April 13, 2013
  • • 14:30
  • • Trolli ARENA, Fürth
  • Referee: M. Fritz
  • • Attendance: 18000
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Live Commentary

  • Right, that's your lot from me for the day. I've been Daniel Edwards, this game's been one-sided, and it has been a pleasure. Until the next one ladies and gents.
  • A dominant victory from BVB, although maybe not quite as dominant as the five-goal margin suggests. They took their chances clinically throughout, and will have given the visiting Mourinho plenty of food for thought ahead of the semi-final.
  • 90'
    No injury time here, that's the final whistle!! Greuther 1, Borussia Dortmund 6!
  • 89'
    To their credit the home team never folded, and are spending the final minutes on top.
  • 88'
    Again Djurdjic is on the brink of breaking through; but again, Weidenfeller is too attentive and this time clears with the boot.
  • 86'
    Djurdjic sniffed a second for his team and almost reaches a neat through ball, but Weidenfeller is out like a flash and claims off his bootlaces.
  • 84'
    As for Greuther, it is hard to see how they can save themselves after such a punishing defeat. With such a leaky defence, it's not wonder they have the worst goal difference in the division.
  • 82'
    Substitution S. Sararer Ilir Azemi
  • 82'
    This is the first time in the Bundesliga season Dortmund have hit six, but they need one more to record their highest winning margin thanks to that Greuther consolation.
  • 80'
    Assist Jakub Blaszczykowski
  • 80'
    Goal Robert Lewandowski
    SIX!!!!! And finally Lewandowski gets his name on the scoresheet. He couldn't really miss with the easiest of tap ins, after Kuba did brilliantly to break free.
  • 80'
    The delivery is far too short though, and Greuther have no problem in clearing.
  • 79'
    Kuba is pulled down by the left touchline, and it's a dangerous free kick for BVB to swing in.
  • 77'
    No sight of Jose for a while, did the Madrid supremo stick around for long enough to catch that strike?
  • 75'
    Yellow Card Felipe Santana
  • 75'
    There's the first yellow for Santana, the referee calling back play after a clumsy challenge from the Dortmund man.
  • 73'
    There's a spring in Greuther's step now, but one has the feeling they may have left it a little too late for a comeback.
  • 71'
    Assist Thomas Pledl
  • 71'
    Goal Edgar Prib
    Chance for Greuther!!! And a GOAL!!!! Edgar Prib converts nicely with the left foot to get his side on the board.
  • 69'
    Impressively, as we approach the 70-minute mark neither side has earned a booking.
  • 68'
    Substitution Ilkay Gündogan Moritz Leitner
  • 67'
    Dortmund make their third and final sub, double-goal hero Gundogan is replaced by Leitner.
  • 66'
    A break from Gundogan in midfield, he tries to move the ball on but just catches a heel and possession returns to the home team.
  • 64'
    Again Lewandowski, Dortmund break and lob the ball in the area for the striker to chase. He reaches, but his first touch is poor and Greuther can recover.
  • 62'
    Bayern meanwhile have added another to the tally, going four up.
  • 61'
    Substitution Sebastian Kehl Julian Schieber
  • 59'
    With just over half an hour left the game appears as good as over, BVB doing little to add to their lead and Greuther posing little threat either.
  • 57'
    Kuba down the flank and he squares for Lewandowski, but the forward gets the ball stuck under his feet and cannot release the trigger.
  • 55'
    Sararer there in a rare effort for Greuther, he did well to give his marker the slip on the left hand side before firing into the side netting.
  • 54'
    Dortmund have won twice this year in the Bundesliga by a 5-0 margin, against Monchengladbach and Bremen. Will today be a record-breaker for the season?
  • 52'
    This result, meanwhile, makes it all but certain the hosts will be playing in the second tier next year. If results today stay the same they will lie nine points adrift of even the play-off spot, with 15 still in play.
  • 50'
    The away team look a bit more relaxed in this second half, not chasing the net with quite the same intensity. We know though that given the chance, they will continue to punish Greuther with glee.
  • 48'
    Lewandowski clearly wants to get in on the fun, his snapshot goes just wide and the Pole is irritated with his miss.
  • 47'
    One player who won't be putting more on the scoresheet is Gotze, he's retired and Bittencourt comes in to the action.
  • 46'
    Substitution József Varga Johannes Geis
  • 46'
    Substitution Mario Götze Leonardo Bittencourt
  • 46'
    Dortmund get us underway for this second half, can they add to their tally? You wouldn't bet against it.
  • What would the Special One have made of this so far? Dortmund look devastating going forward, every time they get the ball in the area they can smell a goal.
  • And suddenly Greuther wake up! Straight from kick off, Djurdjic breaks and it takes a good stop from Weidenfeller to keep him out one-on-one. That's the last action of the half, as the teams go in for the break.
  • 45'
    Assist Kevin Großkreutz
  • 45'
    Goal Mario Götze
    AND THAT'S THE FIFTH!!! All Gotze for that one, Super Mario takes the ball from wide on the left, leads his markers a merry dance and fires into the net. That's his second today.
  • 43'
    Grosskreutz!!!! A stinging shot from the midfielder at the edge of the area, and it needed a good save from the home No. 1 to turn it round the post. Dortmund aren't sitting back, no sir!!
  • 41'
    Kehl recovers in the middle and immediately looks forward, playing for Lewandowski. It's too long though, and the striker gives a rueful smile as the ball goes out of play.
  • 40'
    Over in Munich, it looks like Bayern are having a good time as well. The champions are already 3-0 to the good against Nurnberg.
  • 38'
    Substitution Abdul Rahman Baba Thomas Pledl
  • 37'
    We're already going to see a sub from the home team, and I'm not that surprised. They have to do something and fast, or this is going to be embarrassing.
  • 35'
    Well, it's fair to say the Romans organised fairer contests than this one when they pitted lions against christians. A complete mismatch, Greuther outplayed across the field.
  • 33'
    Assist Jakub Blaszczykowski
  • 33'
    Goal Ilkay Gündogan
    Oh dear, this is turning into a destruction. Greuther are all over the place, Kuba strides forward and Gundogan buries first time for the fourth in just 30 minutes.
  • 32'
    Piszczek takes the ball forcefully forward from around the halfway line, his shot is blocked and propelled in the path of Lewandowski. The striker strives, but cannot reach it and Greuther survive.
  • 30'
    The Poland international got up a little gingerly after that clash and goal, but he looks okay and will play on. Jurgen Klopp, you can relax again.
  • 28'
    Assist Mario Götze
  • 28'
    Goal Jakub Blaszczykowski
    GOAL!!! It's Kuba, fearlessly putting his head in where it hurts to nod home Gotze's cross. He's down, but it's 3-0 for BVB.
  • 26'
    Kuba has been well on target with his defensive play today. Greuther again break and Djurdjic gets forward, only to run into the wideman who takes the ball cleanly.
  • 25'
    Unbelievable!!!! Greuther get caught dawdling at the back, and Lewandowski intercepts before chipping towards goal. Off the bar, but Mario Gotze is on hand surely to turn in. NO!!!! Somehow the No. 10 misses an open goal.
  • 23'
    Prib flashes the ball across the area for the hosts, but Weidenfeller is equal and gets down well to intercept.
  • 21'
    The guest of honour today has just been shown in the stands; one Jose Mourinho, coach of upcoming Champions League rivals Real Madrid. I'm sure he'll be just as displeased as Greuther at the Germans' fluid attacking so far.
  • 19'
    And there's no danger there, Weidenfeller claims the cross with authority.
  • 18'
    A good punch from Hesl releases his team on the counter, and BVB have to scramble a little. Eventually Kuba steps in to clear in his own box and concede the corner.
  • 17'
    That mechanical sound you here is the floodgates opening. Dortmund are all over the home team, that second goal for me could be just one of a torrent today.
  • 15'
    Assist Jakub Blaszczykowski
  • 15'
    Goal Ilkay Gündogan
    Oh just far too easy!!! Kuba breaks free thanks to a lovely through-ball, squares across the box and Gundogan is on hand to finish. This could be a rout.
  • 14'
    Well, no real surprise there. Greuther have shown far too much respect to both Gotze and Dortmund in these opening minutes, and paid the price. Is there any way back?
  • 12'
    Assist Sebastian Kehl
  • 12'
    Assist Ilkay Gündogan
  • 12'
    Goal Mario Götze
    GOAL!!!! Clinical stuff from Dortmund. Gotze takes the ball on the right, makes space for himself and releases a pinpoint left-footed shot, giving Hesl no chance. 1-0.
  • 11'
    KUBAAAAAA!!! The winger is played clean through and has the goal in his sights, and it takes a stunning stop with the legs from Hesl to save an opener.
  • 9'
    Gotze does well down the left and tries to open up for Gundogan, but the cross is cleared well for a corner. Kuba takes it after a long kick, and shoots high and wide.
  • 8'
    The title won't be going to Dortmund this year, that we know - but with a six-point cushion over Leverkusen in second, the runner-up spot should be theirs six games from the end.
  • 5'
    Greuther are coming out to play as well and almost create something down the left. It's left to Piszczek to cover which he does well.
  • 4'
    Ooooh now that was interesting! A cross from Petsos made a beeline for the end, and Weidenfeller was attentive as it dropped just over the bar.
  • 3'
    Early possession from Dortmund, and they try to work the ball out wide losing Piszczek. The pass is long though, and the full-back is not impressed as it goes out for a throw.
  • 1'
    And we're off!! Greuther get us underway this fine afternoon.
  • A strong-looking Dortmund team, who have chosen not to rest their stars following that agonising victory over Malaga.
  • And now BVB... Weidenfeller - Piszczek , Felipe Santana , Hummels , Grosskreutz - Sahin , Kehl - Blaszczykowski , Gundogan , M. Gotze - Lewandowski.
  • Shall we have a look at today's teams? Why not, Greuther first: Hesl - Varga , Sobiech , Kleine , Baba - Furstner , Petsos - Klaus , Prib - Sararer, Djurdjic.
  • The title may already be out of BVB's reach, but Jurgen Klopp's men will still want to go out with a bang and secure second place over Bayer Leverkusen. At the other end, Greuther look like they need a miracle to pull themselves from the bottom of the table and avoid relegation.
  • Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, hello and welcome to the Bundesliga! A treat in store for you today, as our Champions League semi-finalists Borussia Dortmund visit Greuther Furth.