Atalanta B.C. vs Borussia Dortmund

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UEFA Europa League

Round of 32, Second-leg

February 22nd

Mapei Stadium (Stadio Città del Tricolore), Reggio Emilia, Italy


Aggregate: (3-4)

11′ Tolói

83′ Schmelzer

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FT: The result means that Borussia Dortmund progress into the last-16 of the competition, while Atalanta bow out.

FT: Borussia Dortmund didn’t create many chances but went close when Batshuayi tested Berisha with a strike before Schürrle forced Berisha into a fine save. Substitute Schmelzer then found the net, following-up after Berisha spilled fello substitute Reus’ effort.

FT: Atalanta didn’t create many chances but went close when Iličić cuts-inside to fire wide of the far-post before Gómez was brilliantly denied by Bürki.

FT: So Dortmund hold Atalanta to progress into the last-16.

90’+3′ The referee blows his whistle to bring the match to an end.

90′ Schürrle wins a corner after his effort is blocked behind.

90′ There will be three additional minutes.

89′ Bürki is booked for time-wasting.

87′ Second Atalanta change sees Andreas Cornelius replace Tolói.

86′ First Atalanta change sees Andrea Petagna replace de Roon.

86′ The delivery is cleared.

86′ Götze concedes a corner.

85′ Piszczek is booked for time-wasting.

83′ Goal!! Schmelzer fires home after Berisha spills a strike from Reus.

81′ Final Borussia Dortmund change sees Dahoud replaced by Alexander Isak.

80′ Saved!! Reus pulls the ball back to Schürrle, whose first-time effort is palmed away by Berisha with fine reactions.

78′ Saved!! Cristante finds the unmarked Gómez, who has just Bürki to beat, but the keeper smothers the effort away.

78′ Spinazzola is booked for time-wasting.

76′ Freuler wins a freekick.

73′ Saved!! Batshuayi fires an effort at-goal that Berisha saves well.

73′ De Roon is penalised for a foul.

72′ Gómez’s delivery comes to nothing as the referee spots an infringement.

71′ Cristante wins a corner.

70′ Iličić wins a freekick after a foul from Schmelzer.

69′ Wide!! Iličić cuts-inside to fire just wide of the far-post.

65′ Hateboer is booked for a high foot.

65′ Batshuayi is caught offside.

64′ Papastathopoulos wins a freekick.

61′ The delivery is claimed by Berisha.

61′ The corner is cleared before Iličić concedes a corner.

61′ The delivery is punched clear by Berisha before Schmelzer fires over the bar via a deflection.

60′ The delivery is cleared before a cross from Reus deflects behind for another corner.

60′ Spinazzola concedes a corner.

58′ Second Borussia Dortmund change sees Marco Reus replace Pulisic.

55′ The delivery is cleared.

54′ Caldara fires an effort over the bar via a deflection.

54′ Gómez’s delivery is cleared.

53′ Cristante wins a corner after his effort from a tight-angle is blocked behind.

50′ Iličić fires wide from outside the area.

46′ Wide!! Freuler fires an effort wide with Gómez unable to turn-in the strike.

45′ Atalanta get the second-half underway.

45′ During the interval Borussia Dortmund make their first change with Marcel Schmelzer replacing Toljan.

HT: So will Atalanta add to their tally or will Borussia Dortmund come back in this match? Join us again for the second-half.

HT: Atalanta will need to add to their tally in order to put the tie to bed. They have to be more clinical in front of goal in the second-half as they won’t want to rue their missed opportunities. Borussia Dortmund have to make the most of their chances in the second-half themselves as it won’t be easy to get the better of the Atalanta defence. They know that a draw on the night will send them through.

HT: Borussia Dortmund didn’t create many chances but went close when Berisha tipped away de Roon’s interception, that was heading goal-wards.

HT: Atalanta didn’t create many chances but opened the scoring when Tolói headed home, following a corner, before Cristante fired wide from close-range after being found by Gómez.

HT: So Atalanta lead at the break but despite the scores being level on aggregate, the Italians have the advantage on away goals.

45’+1′ The referee blows his whistle to bring the first 45 minutes to an end.

45′ There will be one additional minute.

44′ Toljan is penalised for a foul.

40′ Şahin is penalised for a foul on Iličić.

33′ The corner eventually comes to nothing before Berisha wins a freekick.

33′ Wide!! De Roon’s interception is palmed behind by Berisha.

33′ Götze is caught offside.

31′ Pulisic wins a freekick.

30′ De Roon is caught offside.

27′ Schürrle fires wide from outside of the area.

26′ Chance!! Cristante latches onto Gómez’s cross but the midfielder somehow fires wide from close-range.

24′ The delivery is claimed by Bürki

24′ Cristante wins a corner.

16′ Papastathopoulos is booked for a cynical foul on Iličić.

11′ Goal!! The corner falls to Tolói, who heads home at the back-post.

9′ Spinazzola wins a corner.

3′ De Roon fires over the bar from outside the area.

0′ Borussia Dortmund get the game underway.

Team news:

Atalanta B.C.: Etrit Berisha (GK), Andrea Masiello, Mattia Caldara, Rafael Tolói, Leonardo Spinazzola, Remo Freuler, Marten De Roon, Bryan Cristante, Hans Hateboer, Alejandro Gómez, Josip Iličić

Borussia Dortmund: Roman Bürki (GK), Jeremy Toljan, Sokratis Papastathopoulos, Ömer Toprak, Łukasz Piszczek, Nuri Şahin, Mahmoud Dahoud, André Schürrle, Mario Götze, Christian Pulisic, Michy Batshuayi


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