Champions League - Group D
Arsenal2B Dortmund0

Arsenal 2-0 Borussia Dortmund

Yaya Sanogo
Yaya Sanogo scored his first competitive goal for Arsenal in his 19th game for the club
  • Arsenal in second stage for 15th successive season
  • Sanchez scores third goal in five CL games
  • Dortmund beaten for first time in Group D

Yaya Sanogo scored his first goal for Arsenal as they defeated Borussia Dortmund and ensured their passage into the Champions League knockout stage.

The 21-year-old netted after 19 appearances without a goal when he finished off a one-two with Santi Cazorla with a low shot early on.

Alexis Sanchez made it 2-0 after the break with a superb low curling shot.

Sanchez also had a shot pushed away, while Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain struck the crossbar with a dipping volley.

It was a mature performance by the Gunners who, like their opponents, have found solace in this competition this season from the struggles of the domestic league.

They quelled the threat of Dortmund on the counter-attack, with Jurgen Klopp's side only seriously troubling keeper Emiliano Martinez once, in stoppage time.

The Bundesliga outfit had named a strong side despite having secured their berth with four wins from four games but before they had a chance to establish themselves at the Emirates, they were a goal down.

That was scored by a player who was the source of some ridicule on social media when the teams were announced before the match.

Sanogo's ungainly style has irked some fans and there was further astonishment when he was named ahead of Germany World Cup winner Lukas Podolski.

But he finally managed to temper some of that criticism when he converted his first effort after starting the move with a ball-juggle and backheel to Spaniard Cazorla.

With the Germans already qualified and Arsenal almost there, the tempo of the game was sedate at times, although the Gunners picked up the pace after the break.

First Sanchez tested the Germany international keeper Roman Weidenfeller with a low shot after battling past two challenges, before the pacy Oxlade-Chamberlain produced a beautiful volley that failed to dip enough.

They finally managed a second when Sanchez, who flitted in and out of the game, cut inside from the left and bent an effort that beat Weidenfeller's reach. It was the Chile international's seventh goal in his last six matches for the Gunners.

Martinez was finally forced to make a big save in stoppage time when he dived to keep out substitute Adrian Ramos's effort.

The win moves Arsenal to 10 points in Group D and a victory over Galatasaray coupled with Dortmund losing to Anderlecht in the final round of games would see Wenger's side go through as winners.

Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp and Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger
Jurgen Klopp and Arsene Wenger's teams have not enjoyed smooth domestic campaigns
Yaya Sanogo (left) celebrates
Yaya Sanogo scored four goals in pre-season but had yet to hit the mark in a competitive match
Alexis Sanchez
Alexis Sanchez scored his 13th competitive goal for Arsenal since signing in the summer with a 57th minute strike
Mikel Arteta
Mikel Arteta (right) came off with a calf injury in the second half to add to Arsene Wenger's concerns

Line-ups

Arsenal

  • 26Martinez
  • 21Chambers
  • 4Mertesacker
  • 18Monreal
  • 3Gibbs
  • 16Ramsey
  • 8ArtetaBooked at 15minsSubstituted forFlaminiat 67'minutes
  • 15Oxlade-ChamberlainSubstituted forCampbellat 90'minutes
  • 19Cazorla
  • 17Sánchez
  • 22SanogoSubstituted forPodolskiat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Koscielny
  • 7Rosicky
  • 9Podolski
  • 20Flamini
  • 28Campbell
  • 39Bellerin
  • 43Huddart

B Dortmund

  • 1Weidenfeller
  • 26PiszczekBooked at 37mins
  • 4SuboticBooked at 13mins
  • 28Ginter
  • 29Schmelzer
  • 10Mkhitaryan
  • 6Bender
  • 8Gündogan
  • 19GroßkreutzSubstituted forJojicat 78'minutes
  • 17AubameyangSubstituted forRamosat 61'minutes
  • 9ImmobileSubstituted forKagawaat 61'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Hornschuh
  • 5Kehl
  • 7Kagawa
  • 14Jojic
  • 20Ramos
  • 22Langerak
  • 37Durm
Referee:
Viktor Kassai
Attendance:
59,902

Match Stats

Home TeamArsenalAway TeamB Dortmund
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home9
Away9
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home14
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Arsenal 2, Borussia Dortmund 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Arsenal 2, Borussia Dortmund 0.

Lukasz Piszczek (Borussia Dortmund) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Santiago Cazorla (Arsenal).

Attempt saved. Adrián Ramos (Borussia Dortmund) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Shinji Kagawa with a headed pass.

Foul by Adrián Ramos (Borussia Dortmund).

Santiago Cazorla (Arsenal) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Arsenal. Joel Campbell replaces Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

Attempt missed. Santiago Cazorla (Arsenal) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Foul by Neven Subotic (Borussia Dortmund).

Alexis Sánchez (Arsenal) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt blocked. Henrikh Mkhitaryan (Borussia Dortmund) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Marcel Schmelzer.

Ilkay Gündogan (Borussia Dortmund) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Santiago Cazorla (Arsenal).

Attempt saved. Ilkay Gündogan (Borussia Dortmund) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Borussia Dortmund. Conceded by Kieran Gibbs.

Ilkay Gündogan (Borussia Dortmund) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Alexis Sánchez (Arsenal).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Arsenal. Lukas Podolski replaces Yaya Sanogo because of an injury.

Delay in match Yaya Sanogo (Arsenal) because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Borussia Dortmund. Milos Jojic replaces Kevin Großkreutz.

Attempt missed. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Arsenal) right footed shot from the right side of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Alexis Sánchez.

Shinji Kagawa (Borussia Dortmund) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Nacho Monreal (Arsenal).

Attempt missed. Neven Subotic (Borussia Dortmund) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Ilkay Gündogan following a set piece situation.

Ilkay Gündogan (Borussia Dortmund) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Yaya Sanogo (Arsenal).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Adrián Ramos (Borussia Dortmund) because of an injury.

Delay in match Per Mertesacker (Arsenal) because of an injury.

Corner, Borussia Dortmund. Conceded by Alexis Sánchez.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Arsenal. Mathieu Flamini replaces Mikel Arteta because of an injury.

Delay in match Mikel Arteta (Arsenal) because of an injury.

Foul by Kieran Gibbs (Arsenal).

Lukasz Piszczek (Borussia Dortmund) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Mikel Arteta (Arsenal) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Adrián Ramos (Borussia Dortmund).

Nacho Monreal (Arsenal) wins a free kick on the left wing.

goal

As It Stood

A

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Atl Madrid54011431112
2Juventus53027439
3Olympiakos5203611-56
4Malmö FF5104211-93

B

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Real Madrid55001221015
2FC Basel520367-16
3Liverpool511348-44
4Ludogorets5113510-54

C

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1B Leverkusen53027439
2Monaco52212118
3Zenit St Petersburg52124407
4Benfica511326-44

D

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1B Dortmund54011331012
2Arsenal5311117410
3Anderlecht512279-25
4Galatasaray5014315-121

E

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bayern Munich5401134912
2Roma5122812-45
3CSKA Moscow5122610-45
4Man City512278-15

F

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1PSG541094513
2Barcelona5401124812
3Ajax5023410-62
4Apoel Nicosia501418-71

G

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Chelsea53201421211
2Sporting521211927
3Schalke5122814-65
4NK Maribor5032412-83

H

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1FC Porto54101531213
2Shakhtar Donetsk5221143118
3Ath Bilbao511336-34
4BATE Borisov5104222-203
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