Borussia Dortmund celebrated thanks to a double pack from Raphael Guerreiro is still the coveted group victory in the Champions League. The Bundesliga leaders came in AS Monaco with a B-team to a deserved 2:0 (1:0)-success. Moreover, since the FC Bruges against Atletico Madrid to protect the help provided, and have the hope of the Westphalia, in the case of the eighth-final draw on Monday on an easier task. BVB's European heavy weights such as title defenders Real Madrid or FC Barcelona out of the way.
Raphael Guerreiro scored his goals in the 15. and 88. Minute, the eight-time German champion for the victory at relegation-threatened French Vice-champion. The guests had to do without in the Principality on numerous Stars, including captain Marco Reus (thigh problems), Axel Witsel (conservation) and Jadon Sancho (special leave to bereavement). For Ex-captain Marcel Schmelzer celebrated after a long injury lay-off a successful Comeback.
coach Lucien Favre threw, therefore, at the Stade Louis II to the rotary machine. In Abdou Diallo, and Achraf Hakimi two players in the starting lineup, which had also belonging to the beginning lineup in the Derby at arch-rivals Schalke 04 (2:1).
The BVB took just 8731 viewers against weak hosts in the Ligue 1 in the penultimate place, from the beginning of the command. Replacement captain Mario Götze came in the third Minute, the first Chance to take the lead. The guests were against a stubborn opponent of the game. After a successful combination on Christian Pulisic, and Maximilian Philipp Guerreiro pushed the Ball from a short distance over the line.
After the tour, some inaccuracies crept in, but in the game of Westphalia. The Ball ran so smoothly due to the own ranks, the failures became more frequent. However, the break could be guide more clearly. Philipp (16.), Diallo (33.) and Schmelzer (37.) the goal of the former wolf burgers Diego Benaglio brought in danger.
the team of The Ex-world champion Thierry Henry did not take place in the Offensive. Lucky Borussia had not, however, that the English referee Craig Pawson at the time of its Champions League Premiere decided after a hand game of a Central defender Diallo penalty (27.). After the change of the BVB would have been caught almost cold. After a corner by Youri Tielemans headed in by Kamil Glik from a short distance but free-standing it (47.). The hosts, in which the Ex-Leverkusen's Benjamin Henrichs was in the starting lineup, attacked and acted a little bolder. Technical and playful deficits were not overlooked.
Dortmund managed the narrow victory in this stage, attacking the guests actions as the game becoming more and more difficult. The level of the encounter was, therefore, manageable.Schalke wins of late, and recognizes Höwedes
When Benedikt Höwedes after the end of the Game in front of Schalke Nord curve, and the tears fought, was moved to the late victory of the German Vice-champion against Lokomotiv Moscow in the Background. "Somehow, I'm glad that the game is 'rum. It was strange to go in the other cabin," said the long-standing S04-captain after the 1:0 (0:0)-victory of his Ex-Teams, and took a big swig from the water bottle.
577 days after his farewell Höwedes with Moscow returned to the athletic meaningless final Champions League group game in his old living room. There, he was part of a regular game. "I found that it was an exhilarating game. It is not a fire has torched the factory. Schalke is not thought much to be us dangerous. Then we watch once and are punished," said Höwedes late winning goal by Alessandro Schöpf (90.+1), who was also from offside.
The hoped-for self-trust fueled the crisis-ridden runner-up Schalke 04 so anyway. Three days after the 1:2 Defeat in the Ruhr Derby against Borussia Dortmund, the Royal Blues, which had been previously fixed as the runner-up of group D, and thus as eighth in the finals of the messengers, for long stretches, a poor performance. All the same, thanks to the gate, the Schalke picked up a win bonus of 2.7 million euros. In the case of a draw it would have been 900 000 Euro bonus. Seriously, it is for the team of coach Domenico Tedesco on Saturday (15.30 clock/Sky) at FC Augsburg, the projection on the relegation place is now just three points.
Before the kick-off was adopted Höwedes together with the Ex-Schalke's Jefferson Farfan from Schalke, the management Board and the Supervisory Board boss Clemens Tönnies with a bouquet of flowers and a photo Collage with a delay officially. Scenes of his 16 years in Royal blue were recorded on the video cube. "Will you stay for a Schalke Boy," said Tönnies to thunderous applause. "Benni Höwedes"-chants rang through the Arena.
Moscow is because of the 30-Year-old as a table, the fifth in Russia is significantly better than his Ex-club, crashed to 13th in the Bundesliga. Because of the indentation in the knockout round already confirmed, changed Tedesco, almost the entire Team. Only goalkeeper Ralf ferryman, defender Matija Nastasic and midfielder Alessandro Schöpf left from the Derby starting line-up left.
His debut with the pros of the 19-year-old Benjamin Goller. The only 48.883 spectators saw a weak first half. The umgekrempelte home team found it hard against the defensively stable Russian masters in the penalty area. After 16 minutes, Hamza Mendyl had also hurt, this is the place for him, Abdul Rahman Baba came. The guests started very subdued, but had the only scoring opportunity of the first half through Igor Denisov (45.+3).
after the break, Moscow had to call the first possibility: Alexei Mirantschuk failed to ferryman (53.). Only after a good hour Konopljanka examined for the first time Keeper Guilherme (61.). For the final phase Tedesco a and switched to the 18-year-old storm talent Ahmed Kutucu (72.). The best Schalker opportunity presented itself in the 75. Minute, as both Suat Serdar, as well as Nastasic in the case of a sharp in a gift, came too late. Pumping resulted in the stoppage time from a tight angle for the victory.