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Borussia Dortmund v Manchester City Live Commentary, 26/10/2022

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Dortmund are next in action against Eintracht Frankfurt on the road in the Bundesliga on Saturday. City are also away against Leicester City in the Premier League on the same day.
Borussia Dortmund book their place in the Champions League round of 16 after drawing 0-0 with Manchester City at Signal Iduna Park. Gregor Kobel was the hero for the home side as he denied Riyad Mahrez from the penalty spot in the second half. Dortmund did spurn good opportunities in the first half as Youssoufa Moukoko and Karim Adeyemi failed to convert. However, it did not matter in the end as Edin Terzic's men can now plan for the knockout phase of the competition.
90' + 3' FULL-TIME: BORUSSIA DORTMUND 0-0 MANCHESTER CITY
90' + 1' Bellingham wins a free-kick in the City half, but Modeste wastes the opportunity as he is caught offside from Brandt's cross.
90' There will be three minutes of added time.
C. Palmer
R. Mahrez
Manchester City
88' Mahrez could have put City ahead in the game, but he failed to convert from the penalty spot. Palmer replaces the winger.
M. Hummels
Yellow Card
Borussia Dortmund
87' Hummels takes out Alvarez with a high challenge and goes into the book.
A. Papadopoulos
G. Reyna
Borussia Dortmund
87' Papadopoulos replaces Reyna for the home side in the midfield.
86' Silva sends a dangerous cross into the box that travels across the face of goal. Mahrez gathers at the back post and tees up Akanji to strike, but his effort is charged down. The offside flag goes up late anyway against Silva at the start of the move.
84' Stones tries to thread a pass through to Mahrez on the right flank, but the winger moves too soon and is caught offside.
83' City win a corner on the left flank that Gundogan curls towards the near post. Modeste takes a wild hack at a clearance that spins the ball upwards, but it lands safely for the hosts.
A. Modeste
Y. Moukoko
Borussia Dortmund
82' Modeste replaces Moukoko in the final third for the closing stages.
M. Wolf
T. Hazard
Borussia Dortmund
82' Wolf enters the action to replace Hazard for the home side.
J. Grealish
P. Foden
Manchester City
81' Foden makes way for Grealish for the final nine minutes.
78' The visitors are posing questions, but the Dortmund backline have the answers. Even when City have found a way through Kobel has been in inspired form.
76' Dortmund continue to carry a threat on the counter and City have to be mindful of leaving themselves exposed to their pace.
74' BLOCK! Hazard lines up the resulting free-kick and he hammers a left-footed strike towards goal that is blocked by the City wall. Hummels hooks a cross back into the box for Sule, but he fails to connect with a header.
D. Malen
K. Adeyemi
Borussia Dortmund
73' Adeyemi had a good game for the home side, although had he been more clinical they could well be leading. Malen replaces him in the final third.
M. Akanji
Yellow Card
Manchester City
72' Akanji blocks Adeyemi's rocket from the edge of the box with his hands. He goes into the book after handing Dortmund a free-kick in a dangerous position.
70' Brandt has seemingly been everywhere today as he makes a vital challenge to halt Silva on the edge of the Dortmund box.
67' KOBEL TO THE RESCUE AGAIN! Alvarez collects in the box and steers a right-footed towards the bottom-left corner. Kobel flings himself to his right and palms the ball away. He then races to his feet to knock the rebound away from Foden.
67' Akanji and Stones combine to release Gundogan into the inside-right channel, but his strike is tame and straight at Kobel.
64' Terzic might just be considering a change. His side have played well, but it is one-way traffic at the moment.
62' The game is wide open in the second half. City have been much improved since the restart, but have spurned their chance to take the lead.
60' OVER! Hazard gathers a cutback from Reyna on the left edge of the box and lines up a drive that sails well over the bar.
İ. Gündoğan
Yellow Card
Manchester City
58' Gundogan brings down Moukoko on a quick counter and goes into the book.
R. Mahrez
Penalty Miss
Manchester City
58' MISS! Mahrez hammers a left-footed strike towards the left side of the net, but it is at a good height for Kobel. The Dortmund keeper still has to make the stop and he performs well to push it away from danger.
G. Kobel
Penalty Save
Borussia Dortmund
58' SAVE!!!!! KOBEL DENIES MAHREZ WITH A SUPER STOP!!!!! The Dortmund keeper denies the City winger from 12 yard with a brilliant save. He guesses the right direction as he goes to his right, and palms the ball away from goal with strong hands.
57' PENALTY TO MANCHESTER CITY! Foden breaks down the left flank and sends a cutback into the box. Gundogan misses his connection, but Mahrez gathers and cuts inside to shoot on his left foot. Can sticks out a boot and brings down the winger, prompting the referee to point to the spot.
55' Rodri is back on his feet and moving freely, which will be a massive relief for Guardiola.
54' Rodri goes down in a challenge with Schlotterbeck and requires treatment on the field for the visitors.
52' CHANCE! Dortmund work the ball in the final third between Bellingham, Moukoko and Reyna. The latter lifts a cross into the middle that just evades Bellingham, but lands at the feet of Adeyemi. He takes a poor first touch to spurn a chance to fire at goal. Adeyemi passes back to Hazard, who sees his effort charged down and Bellingham cannot hook it towards goal. Moukoko makes one last effort, but he is caught offside.
49' Hazard intercepts the ball in the City half and lifts it over the top for Brandt, but it just evades the midfielder and travels to Ortega on the bounce.
47' Manchester City have stopped the opposition from scoring a first-half goal in 5 of their 5 games, more than any other in the Champions League this season.
46' We're back under way at Signal Iduna Park.
Bernardo Silva
E. Haaland
Manchester City
46' Guardiola makes the bold call to replace Haaland at the break against his former club. Silva replaces the forward.
M. Akanji
João Cancelo
Manchester City
46' Cancelo is withdrawn by Guardiola at the break and is replaced by Akanji.
Pep Guardiola will not be happy with his team. They've lacked their usual swagger in possession and have barely threatened the Dortmund goal. He might have to turn to his bench for a re-shuffle at the break.
It's goalless at the break in the Champions League Group G clash between Borussia Dortmund and Manchester City. The home side should be comfortably ahead, but Youssoufa Moukoko and Karim Adeyemi have spurned chances in front of goal. Adeyemi has had the freedom of the right flank. He should have scored, but fired a tame effort at Stefan Ortega. Adeyemi then turned provided for Moukoko, but he missed the target from close range. Dortmund will not want to rue these missed opportunities.
45' + 1' HALF-TIME: BORUSSIA DORTMUND 0-0 MANCHESTER CITY
45' + 1' OVER! Foden lifts the resulting free-kick deep to the back post for Ake to attack, but he can only plant his header over the bar.
45' There will be one minute of added time.
45' Adeyemi brings down Cancelo on the left flank, handin City a late chance to send a free-kick into the box.
44' City will be pleased to get into the break with the scores level. The visitors have been far from their best in the first half.
42' SAVE! Moukoko makes a burst to the edge of the box and connects on his right foot, but his effort is tame and straight at Ortega. Dortmund are getting chances, but are lacking a clinical edge.
40' Can latches on to a loose ball and lines up a blast from 25 yards. It deflects off Ake and loops easily into the hands of Ortega.
39' Haaland tries to thread the needle to release Mahrez in the final third. Schlotterbeck reads the danger and makes a fine challenge to quell the attack.
36' MOUKOKO HAS TO SCORE! The striker misses an tap-in from six yards out. Adeyemi is released by Sule down the right flank and places a cutback for Moukoko in the middle. The striker only needs to find the target with his left-footed strike, but he sends it wide of the left post. A shocking miss.
34' Foden gets the ball out of his feet to release Haaland, but his left-footed strike from the edge of the box is charged down by Hummels.
33' Adeyemi causes problems in the final third down the right flank. He finds space for Bellingham, but the midfielder loses his footing at the vital moment and gives away possession.
J. Álvarez
Yellow Card
Manchester City
31' Alvarez catches Hazard late on the boot and goes into the book.
29' Haaland turns with pace and edges towards the Dortmund box before he is brought down by Can. City earn a free-kick in a dangerous position.
27' Dortmund have had two good chances on the break to take the lead. You cannot spurn these sort of openings against City.
25' SAVE! Adeyemi finds the space down the right flank and this time cuts the ball back for Reyna to strike. He gets a right-footed strike away, but his effort lacks the power to beat Ortega.
23' City are starting to get their foot on the ball, but the home side have a good shape and have been tough to break down.
21' Cancelo tries to get behind the Dortmund defence from Ake's ball over the top, but he moves too soon and is caught offside.
18' Gundogan almost releases Haaland through on goal, but Hummels times his challenge to perfection to stop the ball reaching the forward. The Dortmund skipper is not finished as he gets to his feet to divert Mahrez's cross on the rebound behind.
16' SAVE! Adeyemi beats the offside trap and is through on goal in the inside-right channel. He has Bellingham and Moukoko in support, but goes alone with a strike at goal that he hits straight at Ortega.
15' Rodri collects in space in the Dortmund half and lines up a strike to nothing, only to skew his effort harmlessly wide of the target. Guardiola does not look impressed.
12' Cancelo makes the run down the left flank, but on this occasion he overhits a cross out for a goal-kick.
11' Cancelo directs a header back to Foden in space, but the forward sees his pass to Haaland cut out by Hummels in the penalty area.
10' Dortmund have had the better of the early exchanges as City have not found their rhythm yet this evening.
8' WIDE! Brandt lines up a powerful strike from 25 yards from the resulting free-kick, but his effort skims the side-netting on its way wide of the target.
João Cancelo
Yellow Card
Manchester City
7' Cancelo brings down Adeyemi on the charge and goes into the book. Dortmund have a free-kick in a dangerous position.
5' Moukoko turns away from Rodri, but takes a loose touch as he looks for the run of Bellingham. Ake gets back to make an important intervention.
3' Brandt leads a counter for the home side and offloads to Reyna in space on the left flank. The American cuts a pass back towards Brandt, but he takes a heavy touch and loses out to Dias.
1' Moukoko collects an offload from Reyna in the final third, only to blast his effort harmlessy wide of the target. The offside flag goes up late anyway.
1' We're under way in this Champions League clash.
Borussia Dortmund have won just one of their five Champions League matches against Manchester City (D1 L3), a 1-0 home win in the 2012-13 group stage.
City have made six changes to their side that beat Brighton in their last outing. Ortega replaces Ederson between the posts, while Stones slots into the team at right-back. Ake also comes back into the defence. Gundogan, Foden and Alvarez are also restored to the line-up. De Bruyne, Silva, Grealish, Akanji, Laporte and Ederson all drop to the bench.
Dortmund have made two changes to their side from their resounding win over Stuttgart last time out. Salih Ozcan and Raphael Guerreiro miss out for Terzic's men and are replaced by Can and Hazard. Can slots into the middle of the park, while Hazard supports Moukoko in the final third.
MANCHESTER CITY SUBS: Jack Grealish, Aymeric Laporte, Kevin De Bruyne, Bernardo Silva, Manuel Akanji, Ederson, Scott Carson, Cole Palmer, Rico Lewis. Josh Wilson-Esbrand.
MANCHESTER CITY (4-4-2): Stefan Ortega; John Stones, Ruben Dias, Nathan Ake, Joao Cancelo; Riyad Mahrez, Rodri, Ilkay Gundogan, Phil Foden; Erling Haaland, Julian Alvarez..
BORUSSIA DORTMUND SUBS: Marius Wolf, Anthony Modeste, Donyell Malen, Felix Passlack, Alexander Meyer, Tom Rothe, Luca Unbehaun, Soumaula Coulibaly, Antonios Papadopoulos.
BORUSSIA DORTMUND (3-4-3): Gregor Kobel; Niklas Sule, Mats Hummels, Nico Schlotterbeck; Karim Adeyemi, Jude Bellingham, Emre Can, Giovanni Reyna; Julian Brandt, Youssoufa Moukoko, Thorgan Hazard.
City have already secured their spot in the round of 16, but were held in a frustrating draw against Copenhagen last time out after Sergio Gomez was dismissed. It was a rare blemish on their Champions League campaign so far, but they have sailed to the knockout phase without an issue. Pep Guardiola will be determined to shore up his side’s position at the top of Group G to secure a more favourable draw in the next round. His team were impressive at the weekend as two Haaland goals and a strike from Kevin De Bruyne delivered a 3-1 win over Brighton and Hove Albion. However, it will be a tougher challenge tonight in a hostile atmosphere.
Dortmund can secure their place in the knockout stage of the tournament with a draw. Die Schwarzgelben were held by Sevilla in their last Group G contest, but are just one step away from earning a round-of-16 berth. Edin Terzic’s men were beaten by a late Erling Haaland strike in the last meeting against City and will be keen to avoid another defeat at the hands of their former player. Dortmund have been up and down this season, although they come into the contest after hammering Stuttgart 5-0. Terzic will be looking for another clinical performance tonight.
Hello and welcome to the live commentary of the Champions League clash between Borussia Dortmund and Manchester City at Signal Iduna Park.