Champions League - Round of 16 - 1st Leg
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Juventus 2-1 Borussia Dortmund

Alvaro Morata
Morata's goal ensured that Juve will go to Germany for the return leg with a slender lead

Juventus had to settle for a narrow first-leg lead after missing several good chances against Borussia Dortmund in their Champions League last-16 tie.

Carlos Tevez put the Italians ahead after Roman Weidenfeller spilled at his feet, but Dortmund soon struck back.

Marco Reus exploited Giorgio Chiellini's slip to scamper in and shoot home just three minutes later.

Alvaro Morata's careful finish put Juve back in front and the hosts could have stretched away in the second half.

After the break, Tevez went close on three occasions, Chiellini rose unmarked to head over the top and Roberto Pereyra shot just wide.

But the Italians ultimately failed to exploit Dortmund's fragility and will take only a one-goal advantage to Germany.

The win took the Serie A champions' unbeaten home run to 47 games and they made the fast start that a simmering atmosphere at the Juventus Stadium demanded.

With defenders back in numbers there appeared little danger for Dortmund despite Morata escaping the attentions of his man on the left.

But the Spaniard's well-hit shot and Dortmund goalkeeper Weidenfeller's fumble presented Tevez with a simple finish five yards out.

A woeful run of domestic form left them bottom of the Bundesliga at the start of 2015 but Dortmund have kept faith with a pressing game and their energy soon delivered parity.

Chiellini lost his footing as he attempted to control a routine ball forward and Reus, who has recently agreed a contract extension with the Germans, raced in on goal and coolly beat Gianluigi Buffon.

The visitors enjoyed more of the possession for the rest of the half but never looked secure at the back.

Leonardo Bonucci headed over from a good position for Juventus, and Dortmund were caught out again by a swift counter-attack just before the break as Morata was left free to side-foot home from six yards.

Dortmund continued to be undermined as Weidenfeller and his defence wobbled through to the end of the tie but, with an away goal secured, they will hope the Westfalenstadion can inspire them to the quarter-finals.

Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri: "In the domestic championship, we are used to having the ball for 70 percent of the game. "We're not used to not having the ball and defending, but in the second half we did both. This match was a step forward for a team that wants to do well in Europe."

Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp: "I think the result was fair. We had a good game in the first half, but we gave them two goalscoring opportunities. Juventus had two great chances and didn't miss. Juve is a great team."

Juventus Stadium pre kick-off
Juventus have lost only one European match at the redeveloped Juventus Stadium
Jurgen Klopp
Jurgen Klopp took Dortmund to the Champions League final in 2013 - where they lost to domestic rivals Bayern Munich
Marco Reus celebrates scoring against Juventus
Marco Reus (centre) extended his Dortmund contract through to 2019 earlier this month
Carlos Tevez has previously explained his goal celebrations as a dedication to his daughter
Carlos Tevez has previously explained his goal celebrations as a dedication to his daughter

Line-ups

Juventus

  • 1Buffon
  • 26Lichtsteiner
  • 19Bonucci
  • 3Chiellini
  • 33Evra
  • 8Marchisio
  • 21PirloSubstituted forPereyraat 37'minutesBooked at 79mins
  • 23VidalBooked at 48minsSubstituted forPadoinat 86'minutes
  • 6Pogba
  • 10TévezSubstituted forComanat 89'minutes
  • 9Morata

Substitutes

  • 4Cáceres
  • 5Ogbonna
  • 11Coman
  • 14Llorente
  • 20Padoin
  • 30Storari
  • 37Pereyra

B Dortmund

  • 1Weidenfeller
  • 26PiszczekSubstituted forGinterat 32'minutes
  • 25PapastathopoulosSubstituted forKirchat 45'minutes
  • 15Hummels
  • 29Schmelzer
  • 8Gündogan
  • 18Sahin
  • 17Aubameyang
  • 10Mkhitaryan
  • 11Reus
  • 9ImmobileSubstituted forBlaszczykowskiat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Kehl
  • 7Kagawa
  • 16Blaszczykowski
  • 20Ramos
  • 21Kirch
  • 22Langerak
  • 28Ginter
Referee:
Antonio Miguel Mateu Lahoz
Attendance:
41,182

Match Stats

Home TeamJuventusAway TeamB Dortmund
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home10
Away12
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home8
Away4
Fouls
Home8
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Juventus 2, Borussia Dortmund 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Juventus 2, Borussia Dortmund 1.

Foul by Jakub Blaszczykowski (Borussia Dortmund).

Álvaro Morata (Juventus) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Offside, Borussia Dortmund. Matthias Ginter tries a through ball, but Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Juventus. Kingsley Coman replaces Carlos Tévez.

Substitution

Substitution, Juventus. Simone Padoin replaces Arturo Vidal.

Attempt missed. Roberto Pereyra (Juventus) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Álvaro Morata.

Foul by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Borussia Dortmund).

Stephan Lichtsteiner (Juventus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Marcel Schmelzer (Borussia Dortmund) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Nuri Sahin.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Leonardo Bonucci (Juventus) because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Mats Hummels (Borussia Dortmund) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Jakub Blaszczykowski with a cross.

Booking

Roberto Pereyra (Juventus) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan (Borussia Dortmund) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Roberto Pereyra (Juventus).

Attempt missed. Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Claudio Marchisio with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Juventus. Conceded by Roman Weidenfeller.

Attempt saved. Carlos Tévez (Juventus) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Arturo Vidal.

Attempt missed. Henrikh Mkhitaryan (Borussia Dortmund) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Jakub Blaszczykowski with a headed pass.

Substitution

Substitution, Borussia Dortmund. Jakub Blaszczykowski replaces Ciro Immobile.

Offside, Juventus. Stephan Lichtsteiner tries a through ball, but Arturo Vidal is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Ciro Immobile (Borussia Dortmund) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Nuri Sahin with a headed pass.

Attempt missed. Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Claudio Marchisio with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Juventus. Conceded by Oliver Kirch.

Corner, Juventus. Conceded by Mats Hummels.

Attempt blocked. Carlos Tévez (Juventus) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Foul by Ciro Immobile (Borussia Dortmund).

Leonardo Bonucci (Juventus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Marco Reus (Borussia Dortmund) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Stephan Lichtsteiner (Juventus).

Corner, Borussia Dortmund. Conceded by Giorgio Chiellini.

Corner, Borussia Dortmund. Conceded by Stephan Lichtsteiner.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan (Borussia Dortmund) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Roberto Pereyra (Juventus).

Attempt missed. Carlos Tévez (Juventus) left footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the left.

Offside, Juventus. Claudio Marchisio tries a through ball, but Álvaro Morata is caught offside.

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

Attempt saved. Ciro Immobile (Borussia Dortmund) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

goal

As It Stood

A

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1Atl Madrid64111431113
2Juventus631274310
3Olympiakos63031013-39
4Malmö FF6105415-113

B

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Real Madrid66001621418
2FC Basel621378-17
3Liverpool612359-45
4Ludogorets6114514-94

C

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Monaco632141311
2B Leverkusen631274310
3Zenit St Petersburg621346-27
4Benfica612326-45

D

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1B Dortmund64111441013
2Arsenal6411158713
3Anderlecht6132810-26
4Galatasaray6015419-151

E

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bayern Munich65011641215
2Man City62229818
3Roma6123814-65
4CSKA Moscow6123613-75

F

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Barcelona65011551015
2PSG6411107313
3Ajax6123810-25
4Apoel Nicosia6015112-111

G

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Chelsea64201731414
2Schalke6222914-58
3Sporting6213121207
4NK Maribor6033413-93

H

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1FC Porto64201641214
2Shakhtar Donetsk6231154119
3Ath Bilbao621356-17
4BATE Borisov6105224-223
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